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Tampa Bay Rays Midseason Awards

By David Hill
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 05: Corey Dickerson
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(Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
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Now that we are at the unofficial halfway point of the season, let us look back at the Tampa Bay Rays year to date.

Although it is technically past the midway point, the All Star Game is considered the halfway point in the season. It is a time when teams can take a step back and look over the first three months while planning ahead. This time off can be a chance for teams to lay the groundwork for upcoming trades, and to set a course for the future.

It is also a great time to take a look back at the season thus far. We can appreciate those surprising performances even more while looking forward to the second half. For the Tampa Bay Rays, there have been a few surprises that have led to their excellent start to the 2017 campaign.

In a season that has been far better than most experts expected, which players have truly stood out? Who has been the Rays MVP, or their biggest surprise this season? Who could be the key to the Rays second half? Let us take a look at those questions as we look back at the first half of the 2017 season.

Here are the Tampa Bay Rays award winners thus far for 2017.