Most Valuable Player
American League - Dustan Jackson, Kansas City -.309 AVG 45 HR 130 RBI 43 SB
Jackson had an incredible season leading a potent Kansas City offense by leading the AL in Runs and RBI and also posting a 40/40 year. Pretty hard to argue against him with those numbers. He won his second Silver Slugger award as well this season, but surprisingly, did not make the All Star team. This is his first MVP award, and it is well deserved indeed.
National League - Greg Riley, Texas - .316 AVG 54 HR 159 RBI
After showing promise in his rookie year, Riley had a break out sophomore season, leading the NL in in Home Runs, RBI, Hits, SLG and OPS. It's a pretty safe bet when you do that, you're going to win MVP. He made the All Star team and won a Silver Slugger award as well. At only 24, this could be the first of many MVP's for him, if he can avoid the injury bug.
Cy Young Award
American League - James Haselman, Tampa Bay - 22-2 2.19 ERA 225K
Every superlative has been exhausted in describing Haselman, and I think everyone knows how great he is by now. Haselman becomes the first ever 5 time Cy Young Award winner in Cobbfather history, and this is his 3rd consecutive win as well. It doesn't look like he's showing any signs of slowing down either, so it's likely he'll continue to raise the bar for pitching excellence for seasons to come.
National League - Don Monahan, Dover - 21-2 2.90 ERA 194 K
Monahan had an extremely strong year as part of the league's best regular season team to capture his first Cy Young Award, edging out teammate Willie Arredondo for the trophy. Monahan was acquired last season, and has been lights out for Dover ever since. He definitely could be back in the winners circle again in future seasons, but will have strong competition, a few on his own team, amongst others.
Rookie of the Year
American League - Paulie Flynn, Atlanta - 18-7 3.07 ERA 176 K
Flynn was the winner of the AL Rookie of the Year honors by a wide margin. He proved to be quite the workhorse, with 10 Complete Games, and setting a new Cobbfather record by tossing 5 shutouts. This could be just the start for Flynn, as he has the makeup to win several more awards throughout his career, although competing with Hasleman for Cy Youngs won't be an easy task.
National League - Willie Cerda, Little Rock - .277 AVG 44 HR 107 RBI
The long awaited debut in the majors of Willie Cerda has a big success, as he captured the NL Rookie of the Year honors this season. An international signee from two seasons ago, Cerda is an amazing hitter, with incredible power, that should allow him to win multiple awards throughout his career. His numbers this year might be the low end of what he see from him throughout his career
Fireman of the Year
American League - Arthur Camilli, Colorado Springs - 2.58 ERA 38 SV - 4th win
National League - Marvin Walsh, Pittsburgh -1.26 ERA, 43 SV - 2nd win
Silver Slugger Awards
|DH||Joey Ryan||Kansas City||2nd|
|2B||Dustan Jackson||Kansas City||2nd|
|3B||Carlos James||Kansas City||3rd|
|CF||Vic Crowe||Colorado Springs||1st|
|P||Juan Seanez||Little Rock||1st|
|C||Mark Martin||Little Rock||5th|
|2B||Calvin Decker||Little Rock||3rd|
|LF||Sammy Torres||El Paso||2nd|
Gold Glove Awards
|1B||Vern Connelly||Kansas City||1st|
|RF||Mike Worthington||Tampa Bay||3rd|
|RF||Donaldo Cordero||Los Angeles||3rd|