MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
American League - Vladimir Troncoso, Texas - .314 AVG 34 HR 141 RBI 12 SB
The offensive leader of the AL World Series representative, Texas, takes home the MVP by a fairly substantial margin. Troncoso, who started for the AL All-Star team in RF, had a tremendous season at the plate as a key part of Cobbfather's top offense. This is the 29 year-old's first MVP win. He's flourished in his four seasons in Texas, having at least 34 HR and 130 RBI each of those seasons.
National League - Dorian Whitaker, Seattle - .280 AVG 51 HR 125 RBI 25 SB
The NL MVP is also from a World Series representative, as Whitaker crushed an NL leading 51 homers in a tough park for hitters and also swiped 25 bags. Whitaker didn't make the All-Star team but came on to win Player of the Week twice towards the end of the season. The 25 year-old looks like he will be the leader of the Seattle offense for seasons to come. It was Whitaker's first MVP win.
CY YOUNG AWARD
American League - Francisco Aramboles, Atlanta - 22-6 2.13 ERA 253 K
This was pretty much a no-brainer, as Aramboles led the AL in pretty much every pitching category. Fired up by a preseason article rating him the #7 pitcher in Cobbfather, he used that motivation to put together a season for the ages. This is his 3rd Cy Young win, and now holds the top 5 single season strikeout marks in Cobbfather history. He is a sure-fire Hall of Famer, the question now is can he go down as the greatest pitcher ever in Cobbfather.
National League - Don Monahan, Las Vegas - 17-7 2.31 ERA 175 K
In an extremely close race, it was Monahan who came out with the NL Cy Young Award, a win that gives him his 4th Cy Young, a feat only accomplished by 3 other pitchers in Cobbfather history. Monahan had a solid season leading the NL in WHIP, tying for the lead in Complete Games and making his 7th All-Star team. Even though he is 35, he has aged well and looks in good shape to shoot for #5 next season.
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
American League - Co-Winners
Yeico Miranda, Durham - 2.59 ERA 29 SV
Ned Morris, New York - 7-3 2.12 ERA 101 K 5 SV
No one AL rookie stood out to the voters this season, resulting in an extremely tight race that saw two relievers end up as co-winners, one vote ahead of 3rd place. Miranda had an outstanding season as Durham's closer, and should be one of the top relievers in the world for seasons to come. Morris served in a setup role, putting up outstanding numbers. Neither player's performance was a fluke, both should be tremendous relievers for seasons to come.
National League - Edinson Hernandez, Santa Fe - .305 AVG 37 HR 139 RBI 44 SB
The NL Rookie of the Year picture was much clearer, as Santa Fe's Hernandez won in a landslide. Hernandez was an All-Star starter in his rookie campaign, a feat that is quite difficult to accomplish. He took advantage of Santa Fe's hitter friendly park to put up great numbers and used his elite speed to wipe 44 bases. He played in all 162 games, and actually finished 2nd in the MVP voting. It appears this certainly won't be the last time we see Hernandez as an MVP finalist.
FIREMAN OF THE YEAR
American League - Antonio Ishida, Chicago - 2.37 ERA, 49 SV - 2nd win
National League - Chris Rivera, Dover - 2.93 ERA, 40 SV - 1st win
SILVER SLUGGER AWARDS
|C||Santiago Arroyo||St. Louis||2nd|
|2B||Vic Crowe||Colorado Springs||3rd|
|CF||Gary Harvey||Colorado Springs||4th|
|P||Vinny Parker||Las Vegas||1st|
|CF||Tony Mercado||Las Vegas||2nd|
|RF||Wiki Unamuno||Santa Fe||2nd|
GOLD GLOVE AWARDS
|3B||Alving Palmeiro||Colorado Springs||3rd|
|SS||Harry De La Rosa||Colorado Springs||1st|
|3B||Joe Foster||Las Vegas||5th|
|SS||Wilfredo Javier||Las Vegas||4th|