Baseball America Major League Player of the Year

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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.[1]) The award was first presented in 1998.

Key[edit]

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
double-dagger Denotes player who is still active

Winners[edit]

See footnotes[2][3]
Year Player Team Position Ref
1998 McGwire, MarkMark McGwire St. Louis Cardinals First baseman
1999 Martinez, PedroPedro Martinez Boston Red Sox Pitcher
2000 Rodriguez, AlexAlex Rodriguezdouble-dagger Seattle Mariners Shortstop
2001 Bonds, BarryBarry Bonds San Francisco Giants Outfielder
2002 Rodriguez, AlexAlex Rodriguezdouble-dagger (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 Pujolsdouble-dagger St. Louis Cardinals First baseman
2006 Santana, JohanJohan Santanadouble-dagger Minnesota Twins Pitcher [4]
2007 Rodriguez, AlexAlex Rodriguezdouble-dagger (3) New York Yankees Third baseman [5]
2008 Sabathia, CCCC Sabathiadouble-dagger Cleveland Indians
Milwaukee Brewers
Pitcher [6]
2009 Mauer, JoeJoe Mauerdouble-dagger Minnesota Twins Catcher [7]
2010 Halladay, RoyRoy Halladaydouble-dagger Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher [8]
2011 Kemp, MattMatt Kempdouble-dagger Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder [9]
2012 Trout, MikeMike Troutdouble-dagger Los Angeles Angels Outfielder
2013 Trout, MikeMike Troutdouble-dagger (2) Los Angeles Angels Outfielder [10]
2014 Kershaw, ClaytonClayton Kershawdouble-dagger Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher [11]
2015 Harper, BryceBryce Harperdouble-dagger Washington Nationals Outfielder
2016 Trout, MikeMike Troutdouble-dagger (3) Los Angeles Angels Outfielder [12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baseball America 2009 Award Winners webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
  2. ^ Major League: Player of the Year (1998–present) (Baseball America Awards webpage). Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
  3. ^ Majors: Awards: Player Of The Year (individual articles). Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "Sabathia Earns Player Of The Year Nod: Brewers lefthander carried team to the playoffs". Baseball America Inc. October 22, 2008. Retrieved 2010-12-30. 
  7. ^ Crasnick, Jerry (October 29, 2009). "Mauer's Amazing Season Earns Player Of The Year Nod". Baseball America Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-30. 
  8. ^ Stark, Jayson (October 27, 2010). "Major League Player Of The Year: Roy Halladay". Baseball America Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-30. 
  9. ^ Haakenson, Joe (October 14, 2011). "2011 Major League Player Of The Year: Matt Kemp". Baseball America Inc. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  10. ^ Eddy, Matt (October 25, 2013). "2013 Major League Player of The Year: Mike Trout". Baseball America. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  11. ^ Shaikin, Bill (October 21, 2014). "Major League Player Of The Year: Baseball's Best Pitcher Keeps Looking Ahead". baseballamerica.com. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ "STILL THE BEST: MIKE TROUT". Baseball America. October 13, 2013. 

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