Baseball America Major League Player of the Year
The Baseball America Major League Player of the Year award is given each year by Baseball America to the best player—at any position—in Major League Baseball. (Baseball America does not have a Pitcher of the Year award.) The award was first presented in 1998.
|Year||The year the player won the award|
|Player||Name of the player|
|Team||The player's team at the time he won the award|
|Position||The player's position at the time he won the award|
|Denotes player who is still active|
|1998||McGwire, MarkMark McGwire||St. Louis Cardinals||First baseman|
|1999||Martinez, PedroPedro Martinez||Boston Red Sox||Pitcher|
|2000||Rodriguez, AlexAlex Rodriguez||Seattle Mariners||Shortstop|
|2001||Bonds, BarryBarry Bonds||San Francisco Giants||Outfielder|
|2002||Rodriguez, AlexAlex Rodriguez (2)||Texas Rangers||Shortstop|
|2003||Bonds, BarryBarry Bonds (2)||San Francisco Giants||Outfielder|
|2004||Bonds, BarryBarry Bonds (3)||San Francisco Giants||Outfielder|
|2005||Pujols, AlbertAlbert Pujols||St. Louis Cardinals||First baseman|
|2006||Santana, JohanJohan Santana||Minnesota Twins||Pitcher|||
|2007||Rodriguez, AlexAlex Rodriguez (3)||New York Yankees||Third baseman|||
|2008||Sabathia, CCCC Sabathia||Cleveland Indians
|2009||Mauer, JoeJoe Mauer||Minnesota Twins||Catcher|||
|2010||Halladay, RoyRoy Halladay||Philadelphia Phillies||Pitcher|||
|2011||Kemp, MattMatt Kemp||Los Angeles Dodgers||Outfielder|||
|2013||Trout, MikeMike Trout||Los Angeles Angels||Outfielder|||
- Players Choice Awards Player of the Year (in MLB; for all positions)
- Best Major League Baseball Player ESPY Award (in MLB; for all positions)
- The Sporting News Player of the Year Award (in MLB; for all positions) (Sporting News also has a Pitcher of the Year award for each league)
- The Sporting News Most Valuable Player Award (in each league) (discontinued in 1946)
- Baseball Digest Player of the Year (in MLB; for position players) (from 1969 to 1993, included all positions; in 1994, a separate Pitcher of the Year award was added)
- MLB GIBBY / This Year in Baseball Awards (in MLB; Hitter of the Year, Starting Pitcher of the Year, Closer of the Year, Setup Man of the Year)
- Kenesaw Mountain Landis Most Valuable Player Award (in each league; for all positions) (MLB also has the Cy Young Award for a pitcher in each league)
- Baseball America Rookie of the Year
- Baseball awards#U.S. major leagues: Awards by organizations other than MLB
- List of MLB awards
- Baseball America 2009 Award Winners webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- Major League: Player of the Year (1998–present) (Baseball America Awards webpage). Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- Majors: Awards: Player Of The Year (individual articles). Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- Neal, La Velle (October 20, 2006). "Supernatural: Santana Proves Unittable; Twins find earns Baseball America's Player of the Year award". Baseball America Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- King, George (October 29, 2007). "2007 Major League Player Of The Year: Alex Rodriguez; Rodriguez puts up big numbers but controversy still follows". Baseball America Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- "Sabathia Earns Player Of The Year Nod: Brewers lefthander carried team to the playoffs". Baseball America Inc. October 22, 2008. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- Crasnick, Jerry (October 29, 2009). "Mauer's Amazing Season Earns Player Of The Year Nod". Baseball America Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- Stark, Jayson (October 27, 2010). "Major League Player Of The Year: Roy Halladay". Baseball America Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- Haakenson, Joe (October 14, 2011). "2011 Major League Player Of The Year: Matt Kemp". Baseball America Inc. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
- Eddy, Matt (October 25, 2013). "2013 Major League Player of The Year: Mike Trout". Baseball America. Retrieved 2014-03-10.