Most Valuable Player
American League - Alan McDill, Dover - .323 AVG 51 HR 129 RBI
McDill's dominant season where he led the league in AVG, SLG, OBP and OPS, with home run and RBI totals amongst the best was enough to earn him this season's AL MVP honors. This was his first MVP win. The 30 year old also took home a Silver Slugger Award this season. McDill had an offensive season to remember, one of the best in recent Kenny Powers history.
National League - Bob Cambridge, Louisville - .334 AVG 31 HR 119 RBI
Cambridge was the NL batting champ and hits leader on top of winning Season 13's NL MVP award. It was the first MVP award for the 32 year old Cambridge, who won MVP despite not making the All Star team or winning a Silver Slugger. His offensive numbers were extremely impressive, however, and the honor is well deserved.
Cy Young Award
American League - Ted Wagner, Toronto - 15-6 2.88 ERA 124 K
Wagner, the AL ERA leader and Complete Games leader took home the Cy Young award in the AL with a stellar season for Toronto. This is Wagner's 2nd Cy Young award, as he also took home the AL Cy Young in Season 9. Wagner's peripherals were so outstanding, that he was able to take the Cy Young in a season in which he won only 15 games. That says a lot. Wagner also made the All Star team this season
National League - Jimmie Soto, Buffalo - 21-7 2.33 ERA 232 K
Soto was clearly the most dominant pitcher in Kenny Powers Season 13 with an impressive strikeout total, the most quality starts, and 21 wins. He now has three straight 20 win seasons, although this is his first Cy Young win. At only age 27, it may not be his last, however. Soto also made the All Star team this season, his 3rd career appearance in the mid-season classic.
Rookie of the Year
American League - Nicholas Miller, New Britain - 13-7 3.28 ERA 186 K
The 22 year old Miller has the potential to be a stellar pitcher for seasons to come. His first season in the majors was an absolute success, taking home the AL Rookie of the Year award. It's hard to pinpoint any weaknesses in Miller's makeup. He should be a tremendous arm for seasons to come, and we may even see him in the Cy Young Award section in the near future.
National League - Don Kojima, Oklahoma City - 15-3 3.13 ERA 124 K
For the third time in four seasons, the NL Rookie of the Year comes out of Oklahoma City. This year's winner, the 22 year old Kojima, is a crafty lefty who gets a lot of ground balls, has a great arsenal of pitches and decent control and splits. His win total was boosted by playing for the best team in the world this season, which helps. We can't see Kojima as a future Cy Young winner, but he will continue to be a solid middle of the rotation guy for seasons to come.
Fireman of the Year
American League - Zachrey Coleman, Toronto - 3.17 ERA 40 SV - 1st Win
National League - Jamie Mancuso, Memphis - 2.35 ERA, 46 SV - 3rd Win
Silver Slugger Awards
|P||Karim Duran||St. Louis||1st|
|C||Russell Berry||Tampa Bay||1st|
|2B||Joaquin Valverde||Oklahoma City||6th|
|3B||Jose Alonso||Oklahoma City||5th|
|CF||Cesar Perez||Kansas City||2nd|
Gold Glove Awards
|C||Heinie Pecina||New York||2nd|
|3B||Jose Toregas||New Britain||1st|
|CF||Pepe Mendoza||Little Rock||4th|
|3B||Tony Bonifacio||St. Louis||2nd|
|SS||Bryant Swift||St. Louis||5th|
|LF||Alex Gonzalez||St. Louis||1st|