As the Major League Baseball season moves from April into May, the 2016 awards season gets one step closer.

It’s still too early to pick who’s going to win the big races, of course. It’s not too early, however, to check in on who’s in the lead.

Ahead are our picks for the early leaders for the Manager of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards in the American League and National League. Managers were chosen based on who’s done the most for their team, and players were chosen based on all-around performance and general impact.

We’ll begin with the Manager of the Year awards. Step into the box when you’re ready.

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