MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
American League - Willie Cerda, Texas - .294 AVG 47 HR 160 RBI
Cerda earns back-to-back MVP's in different leagues, winning last season's NL MVP, and ties the record for most MVP's overall with his 4th win. Cerda was a key offseason free agency acquisition for Texas, leading the way to a record breaking regular season win total. He lead the AL in Runs and RBI, won his 6th Silver Slugger Award, and made his 4th All-Star appearance.
National League - Don Sparks, Cleveland - .321 AVG 42 HR 132 RBI
Sparks caps off an outstanding season with his 2nd MVP award, as he also took home the trophy is Season 27. Sparks lead the NL in Runs, Slugging and OPS, made his 2nd All-Star appearance and won his 2nd Silver Slugger award this season. Pretty impressive feat for a 24 year-old to already have 2 MVP's in the bag, but it can't be said that it's not well-deserved.
CY YOUNG AWARD
American League - Randall Washington, Texas - 25-5 3.13 ERA 208 K
The AL Cy Young voting was pretty much vote for your favorite Texas pitcher, and in the end it was Washington that took the trophy, his first. Washington posted the 2nd highest win total in Cobbfather history and made his 4th All-Star appearance this season. The 29 year-old has had other Cy Young caliber seasons, but faced stiff competition, so good to see him finally bring one home this season.
National League - Red Collins, Florida - 19-6 2.51 ERA 205 K
Collins was a decisive winner in the NL Cy Young voting, giving the 31 year-old Florida hurler his 1st Cy Young trophy. Collins lead the NL in ERA, WHIP and Strikeouts, and made his 2nd All-Star appearance, earning the win in a close 1-0 battle. Like Washington, he's also had some amazing seasons where he was just edged out for the Cy Young, and broke the barrier this season.
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
American League - Luis Gomez, Atlanta - 13-10 3.67 ERA 116 K
Gomez took the AL Rookie of the Year by a slim one vote margin. He was thrown right into the fire, joining a stout Atlanta rotation and held his own. While probably not an ace, Gomez should be capable of putting up some solid seasons, particularly if he's able to stay on teams that are as talented as the Atlanta squad is.
National League - Tony Villanueva, Montgomery - 21-6 3.65 ERA 126 K
The 21 year-old lefty Villanueva takes home the NL Rookie of the Year award with a breakout season that saw him finish 5th in the Cy Young voting. Villanueva was a late season call-up in Season 29, and got hammered pretty hard. He clearly put the poor experience behind him and bounced back to lead the NL in wins. You don't see 21 wins for a rookie too often, it's a truly impressive feat.
FIREMAN OF THE YEAR
American League - Carlos Prieto, Texas - 3.32 ERA, 49 SV - 1st win
National League - Rodrigo Ontiveros, Las Vegas - 3.29 ERA 48 SV - 3rd win
SILVER SLUGGER AWARDS
|2B||Crash Cepeda||San Francisco||3rd|
|LF||Ken DuBose||Los Angeles||1st|
|CF||James Dillard||Las Vegas||8th|
|GOLD GLOVE AWARDS|
|2B||Terrell Titan||Colorado Springs||1st|
|3B||Alving Palmeiro||Colorado Springs||4th|
|LF||Freddy Chang||Colorado Springs||1st|
|CF||Jose Ortiz||New York||3rd|
|1B||Stan Ford||Las Vegas||1st|
|3B||Francisco Cerda||Salt Lake City||1st|
|SS||Wilfredo Javier||Las Vegas||6th|