2019 Award Winners
2019 MLB PRO AMERICAN LEAGUE MVP
Cowart Honored, 2019 AL Most Valuable Player Award: It was a season to remember for Kaleb Cowart, and one for his opposing pitchers to forget. The first baseman for Los Angeles has claimed the 2019 Most Valuable Player Award with a .311 batting average.
Cowart rang up 191 hits, 38 doubles, 2 triples, 39 home runs, 131 RBIs and 99 runs scored. He also posted a .372 on-base percentage in his award-winning season.
Gary Copeland of the Minnesota Twins finished second in voting, while Steve Winter of the Tampa Bay Rays finished third.
2019 MLB PRO AMERICAN LEAGUE CY YOUNG AWARD
Seattle Ace Cops AL Cy Young Award: The American League announced today that Danny Hultzen has been chosen the Cy Young Award winner for 2019. The Seattle starter had everything working for him this past season as he soared to a 22-3 record.
In his exceptional season Hultzen chalked up a 2.60 ERA in 252.1 innings with 221 strikeouts and 45 walks. Enemy teams hit .190 against him in his 34 starts.
Bill Black of the Chicago White Sox finished second in voting, while Justin Hooper of the Seattle Mariners finished third.
2019 MLB PRO AMERICAN LEAGUE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
AL Announces 2019 Best Rookie Vote: Justin Hooper’s age didn’t show very often in his first year. He performed more like a veteran on the hill for the Seattle Mariners and today he walked away with the 2019 American League Rookie of the Year Award.
The 22-year-old starter registered a 17-11 record this season in 33 starts. Over 215.1 innings he gave up 174 hits, struck out 237 and issued 60 walks as he held the opposition to a .218 batting average and fashioned a 3.09 ERA.
Todd Kuhn of the Boston Red Sox finished second in voting, while Roberto Torres of the Chicago White Sox finished third.
2019 MLB PRO AMERICAN LEAGUE RELIEVER OF THE YEAR
Top AL Reliever Honored: At the young age of only 26, Paul Erickson has been named the American League Reliever of the Year Award winner for 2019.
The future appears bright for the Los Angeles Angels relief ace, who captured the award with 38 saves in 66 relief appearances, 96 strikeouts in 65.1 innings and a record of 7-3 to go with his 1.24 ERA.
Jordan Walden of the Tampa Bay Rays finished second in voting, while Jean-Luc Raymond of the Minnesota Twins finished third.
2019 MLB PRO AMERICAN LEAGUE GOLD GLOVE WINNERS
AL Announces Best Glovemen for 2019: It’s been said that the best offense is a good defense. That’s why contending teams are always looking to improve on the defensive side of the game. Keeping runs from scoring is just as good as driving them in. The top fielders have been chosen in the American League for 2019. Here are the Gold Glove Award winners:
Pitcher: Danny Hultzen (Seattle Mariners)
Catcher: Michael Perez (Minnesota Twins)
First Baseman: Anthony Rizzo (Baltimore Orioles)
Second Baseman: Arturo Moreno (Texas Rangers)
Third Baseman: Maikel Franco (Toronto Blue Jays)
Shortstop: Rafael Luna (Toronto Blue Jays)
Left Fielder: Darge Kawawe (Houston Astros)
Center Fielder: Arturo Gómez (Boston Red Sox)
Right Fielder: Byron Buxton (Detroit Tigers)
2019 AMERICAN LEAGUE SILVER SLUGGER WINNERS
American League Silver Slugger Award Winners Picked: The winners of the American League Silver Slugger Award have shown themselves as premier offensive performers at their position. The winners for 2019 are:
Catcher: Charles Cutler (Los Angeles Angels)
.282/.359/.506, 439 AB, 22 HR, 2 SB, 142 wRC+, 5.1 WAR
First Baseman: Gary Copeland (Minnesota Twins)
.316/.445/.532, 583 AB, 35 HR, 106 R, 109 RBI, 6.3 WAR
Second Baseman: Daniel Paolini (Los Angeles Angels)
.281/.381/.475, 566 AB, 18 HR, 14 SB, 107 R, 142 wRC+, 6.3 WAR
Third Baseman: Nolan Arenado (Minnesota Twins)
.269/.327/.480, 540 AB, 25 HR, 124 wRC+, 4.4 WAR
Shortstop: Miguel León (Chicago White Sox)
.295/.361/.443, 607 AB, 19 HR, 6 SB, 128 wRC+, 5.5 WAR
Left Fielder: José González (Houston Astros)
.312/.388/.528, 600 AB, 31 HR, 20 SB, 113 R, 152 wRC+, 6.7 WAR
Center Fielder: Armando Cabañas (Seattle Mariners)
.277/.378/.475, 592 AB, 28 HR, 26 SB, 103 R, 141 wRC+, 7.2 WAR
Right Fielder: Nomar Mazara (Los Angeles Angels)
.301/.383/.544, 518 AB, 31 HR, 12 SB, 118 RBI, 6.4 WAR
Designated Hitter: Masutaro Ohayashi (Los Angeles Angels)
.292/.358/.558, 538 AB, 38 HR, 11 SB, 122 RBI, 5.6 WAR
2019 MLB PRO NATIONAL LEAGUE MVP
Jed McKinley Captures Prestigious Trophy: Jed McKinley, the talented Colorado catcher, certainly made his name known among National League hurlers this season. He hammered them for 190 hits, 27 doubles, 4 triples, 23 home runs, 85 RBIs and scored 97 times. That kind of output made him the choice for National League Most Valuable Player Award for 2019.
Ed Palmer of the Washington Nationals finished second in voting, while Wil Myers of the Colorado Rockies finished third.
2019 MLB PRO NATIONAL LEAGUE CY YOUNG AWARD
Cy Young Award Winner Announced: This past season was very special for Alberto Vega of the New York Mets. He picked up 16 wins against only 9 losses and was chosen the winner of the 2019 National League Cy Young Award.
The 29-year-old Mets ace fashioned a fine 2.99 ERA in 32 starts. He threw 210.2 innings, gave up 176 hits, 42 walks and held opponents to a .224 average. Vega fanned 247 batters this season.
Jon Lester of the New York Mets finished second in voting, while Miguel Pineda of the Colorado Rockies finished third.
2019 MLB PRO NATIONAL LEAGUE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Palmer Is NL’s Premier Rookie: Ed Palmer was the preeminent newcomer this year in the National League and the winner of the 2019 Rookie of the Year Award.
The Washington catcher played 132 games this season, hitting for a .299 with 143 hits, 26 home runs, 73 RBIs and 72 runs scored.
Jeremy Scott of the Arizona Diamondbacks finished second in voting, while Ronald Guzman of the St. Louis Cardinals finished third.
2019 MLB PRO NATIONAL LEAGUE RELIEVER OF THE YEAR
Best NL Reliever Named: Dennis Moore said he thinks hitters often underestimate him, as he’s only 25 years old.
But he’ll certainly be getting a lot more respect now, as the Colorado Rockies rising star has won the National League Reliever of the Year Award for 2019.
He captured the award on the strength of his 2.82 ERA over 76.2 innings. He also had 41 saves in 72 relief appearances, 94 strikeouts and only 21 walks.
Aroldis Chapman of the Washington Nationals finished second in voting, while Juan Ibarra of the San Francisco Giants finished third.
2019 MLB PRO NATIONAL LEAGUE GOLD GLOVE WINNERS
National League Names Top Gloves: The National League had many great defensive performers in 2019, but these men stood above all others at their respective positions. The winners of the Gold Glove Award are:
Pitcher: Miguel Pineda (Colorado Rockies)
Catcher: Jose Felix (Chicago Cubs)
First Baseman: Jefry Marte (New York Mets)
Second Baseman: Cristhian Adames (San Diego Padres)
Third Baseman: Evan Longoria (St. Louis Cardinals)
Shortstop: Jurickson Profar (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Left Fielder: Iván Chávez (Cincinnati Reds)
Center Fielder: Daz Cameron (Arizona Diamondbacks)
Right Fielder: Anthony Hale (Philadelphia Phillies)
2019 MLB PRO NATIONAL LEAGUE SILVER SLUGGER WINNERS
National League Silver Slugger Award Winners Announced: The National League passed out some hardware today, naming the Silver Slugger Award recipients for 2019.
The hitters who came out on top for their position this year are:
Pitcher: Manuel Reyes (Colorado Rockies)
.329/.368/.463, 82 AB, 2 HR, 119 wRC+, 0.4 WAR
Catcher: Jed McKinley (Colorado Rockies)
.364/.434/.563, 522 AB, 23 HR, 178 wRC+, 8.4 WAR
First Baseman: Ryobe Kamida (Philadelphia Phillies)
.304/.379/.564, 608 AB, 42 HR, 105 RBI, 4.8 WAR
Second Baseman: Jose Rosario (Atlanta Braves)
.279/.368/.478, 391 AB, 18 HR, 5 SB, 137 wRC+, 3.4 WAR
Third Baseman: Jeremy Scott (Arizona Diamondbacks)
.303/.379/.540, 402 AB, 21 HR, 28 SB, 153 wRC+, 5.0 WAR
Shortstop: Carlos Correa (Colorado Rockies)
.264/.333/.452, 591 AB, 26 HR, 8 SB, 116 wRC+, 4.8 WAR
Left Fielder: J.D. Martinez (Cincinnati Reds)
.295/.350/.491, 556 AB, 28 HR, 3 SB, 133 wRC+, 4.3 WAR
Center Fielder: Cameron Maybin (San Francisco Giants)
.256/.342/.462, 433 AB, 22 HR, 8 SB, 126 wRC+, 3.3 WAR
Right Fielder: Wil Myers (Colorado Rockies)
.320/.390/.554, 540 AB, 31 HR, 7 SB, 106 R, 160 wRC+, 6.0 WAR