MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
American League - Ken Ingram, New Britain - .293 AVG 51 HR 142 RBI 15 SB
It's the 2nd MVP trophy win for New Britain's Ingram, and his stat line indicates he certainly deserved it. He lead the AL in Home Runs, RBI, Slugging, and Runs and on top of that won a gold glove! He was also an All-Star starter, his 4th All-Star appearance overall. Ingram did it all this season and at 27 years old, has many fantastic seasons to come.
National League - J.C. Ganzel, Honolulu - .334 AVG 48 HR 133 RBI
The ageless Honolulu slugger had another phenomenal year at the plate, good enough to bring home a record tying 5th MVP trophy in Season 22. Ganzel led the NL in Batting Average, Hits and OPS this season. He was an All-Star starter, making his 10th All-Star appearance! And then matched it with a 10th Silver Slugger award as well! Ganzel is truly one of the best hitters in Kenny Powers history. It will be interesting to see if he can put together another epic performance forth in Season 23 at age 35.
CY YOUNG AWARD
American League - Nicholas Miller, New Britain - 24-3 2.28 ERA 176 K
Miller won his 2nd consecutive Cy Young Award in a landslide, and looking at his stat line, it's not hard to see why. He was the league leader in ERA and Wins for the top regular season team, and made his 4th All-Star appearance. At Age 32 this upcoming season, a run at a 3rd straight Cy Young seems plausible, although whispers of a rebuild in New Britain may decrease that chance, depending on if he is traded and where he lands.
National League - Justin Jordan, Salem - 22-4 2.10 ERA 186 K
Multiple time winners all around this season, as Jordan takes home his 2nd career Cy Young Award, also having won back in Season 17. Similar to his AL counterpart, he won in a landslide, and led the league in ERA and Wins. He made his 6th All-Star appearance this season as well. He'll be Age 34 next season, but should be capable of another great performance, as he continues to rack up accolades throughout the latter part of his career.
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
American League - Carlos Oliva, Mexico City - 19-6 3.31 ERA 129 K
Unlike most of the other award races this season, Oliva won the AL Rookie of the Year by a single vote. With his impressive stat line, racking up 19 wins with a solid ERA, it's hard to argue he's not a deserving winner. After 7 long seasons toiling away in the minors he finally landed a spot in the Mexico City rotation, and stepped up to the plate, or in this case mound, big time. It will be interesting to see where the 25 year-old's career goes from here.
National League - Christopher Hamilton, Rochester - .294 AVG 41 HR 118 RBI
It was quite the debut for the #10 overall pick in the Season 19 draft, as the slugging RF for Rochester takes home the NL Rookie of the Year trophy. On top of his stat line above, he also reached 200 hits and played in all 162 games! Looks like he's a keeper going forward, with his splits being the only questionable part of his overall make up, his great contact, good batting eye and excellent power should help him overcome what he's lacking elsewhere.
FIREMAN OF THE YEAR
American League - Banjo Kemp, Boise - 3.62 ERA, 41 SV, 1st Win
National League - Rico Tejera, Salem - 3.60 ERA, 37 SV, 1st Win
SILVER SLUGGER AWARDS
|C||Richard Tateyama||New Britain||2nd|
|3B||Andy Minor||Mexico City||4th|
|CF||Steve Miller||New Britain||1st|
GOLD GLOVE AWARDS
|C||Brace Durocher||New York||1st|
|2B||Ken Ingram||New Britain||3rd|
|C||Curtis Gibson||Las Vegas||1st|
|2B||Saul Santos||Kansas City||1st|
|LF||Domingo Iglesias||Tampa Bay||2nd|
|RF||Dean Mitre||Kansas City||1st|