I don't follow the AL too closely, so I won't comment on that.
For the NL, you can get rid of Wright and Braun. They don't tend to give it out to losing, non-playoff teams.
Given how completely self-righteous and stuck up its own ass the BBWAA is about steroids, that would count Braun out already, even if the Brewers were on pace for 120 wins. Wright has the Mets stench, so he's definitely out.
Right now, I'd say it's a dead heat in the NL between McCutchen and Joey Votto. Of course, it's still early -- we still have almost 50 games left in the season. McCutchen might have an edge because of the narrative, though.
Yeah, no. He was the best hitter in baseball in April and May, but his June and July were absolutely terrible
, and August hasn't been much of an improvement outside of his last few games. No way.