Awards

MVP Awards

American League
American League

In his first year with the Blue Jays, third baseman Josh Donaldson thrived in Toronto, leading the AL in runs (122) and RBIs (123). Donaldson, who beat out runner-up Mike Trout of the Angels and the Royals' Lorenzo Cain, was named on 23 first-place ballots to become the second player in franchise history to win the AL MVP Award. More »

National League
National League

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper became the youngest player in history to be unanimously voted as the BBWAA MVP Award winner. As the first player in Nationals history to take the honors, Harper had a career year across the board, hitting .330 with 42 homers and 118 runs. More »

Cy Young Awards

American League
American League

Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel won his first AL Cy Young Award after going 20-8 with a 2.48 ERA. He's the third Astros pitcher overall to win the Cy Young Award and the first since Roger Clemens in 2004. More »

National League
National League

Jake Arrieta withstood the challenge of two Dodgers aces -- Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw -- to capture his first NL Cy Young Award. With an MLB-leading 22 wins, Arrieta, who threw a no-hitter against the Dodgers, earned 17 first-place votes to become the first Cubs Cy Young Award winner since Greg Maddux in 1992. More »

Rookie of the Year Awards

American League
American League

Just 20 at the time of his callup, Astros shortstop Carlos Correa earned top AL rookie honors after hitting 22 homers and 22 doubles while stealing 14 bases and playing fantastic defense across 99 games. More »

National League
National League

Kris Bryant became the sixth Cubs player to win the NL Rookie of the Year Award and the first in franchise history to claim the honor unanimously, finishing with 26 homers, 99 RBIs and a .369 OBP in 151 games. More »

Manager of the Year Awards

American League
American League

Jeff Banister was named BBWAA AL Manager of the Year after leading the Rangers to an AL West title. More »

National League
National League

Joe Maddon won the BBWAA NL Manager of the Year Award in his first year at the helm for the Cubs. More »

Esurance MLB Awards

The Esurance MLB Awards represent the best of baseball's best and the following winners are a reflection of that:

Best Major Leaguer: Bryce Harper, Nationals
Best Everyday Player: Bryce Harper, Nationals
Best Starting Pitcher: Jake Arrieta, Cubs
Best Rookie: Kris Bryant, Cubs
Best Defensive Player: Kevin Kiermaier, Rays
Best Breakout Player: Jake Arrieta, Cubs
Best Bounceback Player: Prince Fielder, Rangers
Best Major Leaguer, Postseason: Wade Davis, Royals
Best Play, Offense: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
Best Play, Defense: Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays
Best Moment: Eric Hosmer, Royals
Best Performance: Max Scherzer, Nationals
Best Social Media Post: Jerry Seinfeld, Mets
Best Celebrity Fan: Will Ferrell, MLB
Best Fan Catch: Catch 'n' chug, Cubs
Best Player-Fan Interaction: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
Best Call, TV: Vin Scully, Dodgers
Best Call, Radio Howie Rose, Mets
Best Video Board Moment Magic Johnson and Jimmy Kimmel, Dodgers
Best Trending Topic: An inning for all time, Blue Jays
Best MLB Interview: Stephen Vogt, A's
Best Social Media Personality Chris Archer, Rays
Best Manager: Joe Maddon, Cubs
Best Executive: Dayton Moore, Royals

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Postseason Awards

World Series MVP: Salvador Perez
World Series MVP: Salvador Perez

The Royals backstop hit .364 (8-for-22) with two doubles and two RBIs, catching all but the final inning of the Fall Classic. More »

ALCS MVP: Alcides Escobar
ALCS MVP: Alcides Escobar

The Royals leadoff hitter hit .478 (11-for-23), with five RBIs and six runs while playing his usual sparkling defense. More »

NLCS MVP: Daniel Murphy
NLCS MVP: Daniel Murphy

Amid a record-breaking homer streak, Murphy hit .529 (9-for-17) four HRs, six RBIs and six runs scored in the Mets sweep. More »

Gold Glove Awards

American League

C: Salvador Perez, Royals
1B: Eric Hosmer, Royals
2B: Jose Altuve, Astros
3B: Manny Machado, Orioles
SS: Alcides Escobar, Royals
LF: Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers
CF: Kevin Kiermaier, Rays
RF: Kole Calhoun, Angels
P: Dallas Keuchel, Astros
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National League

C: Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs
2B: Dee Gordon, Marlins
3B: Nolan Arenado, Rockies
SS: Brandon Crawford, Giants
LF: Starling Marte, Pirates
CF: A.J. Pollock, D-backs
RF: Jason Heyward, Cardinals
P: Zack Greinke, Dodgers
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Defensive Awards

Defensive Player of the Year
Defensive Player of the Year

The Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards winners are determined using a formula that combines traditional defensive stats with advanced metrics, as well as the data logged by the baseball experts working for the scouting service Inside Edge.

C: Buster Posey, Giants
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs
2B: Dee Gordon, Marlins
3B: Nolan Arenado, Rockies
SS: Andrelton Simmons, Braves
LF: Starling Marte, Pirates
CF: Kevin Pillar, Blue Jays
RF: Jason Heyward, Cardinals
P: Jacob deGrom, Mets

Best Overall Defensive Player: Simmons
Defensive Team of the Year: D-backs
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Silver Slugger Awards

American League

C: Brian McCann, Yankees
1B: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
2B: Jose Altuve, Astros
3B: Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays
SS: Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox
OF: Mike Trout, Angels
OF: Nelson Cruz, Mariners
OF: J.D. Martinez, Tigers
DH: Kendrys Morales, Royals

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National League

C: Buster Posey, Giants
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs
2B: Dee Gordon, Marlins
3B: Nolan Arenado, Rockies
SS: Brandon Crawford, Giants
OF: Bryce Harper, Nationals
OF: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
OF: Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
P: Madison Bumgarner, Giants

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Players Choice Awards

The Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson was honored as Player of the Year, while Adam Jones of the Orioles was the Marvin Miller Man of the Year and the Astros' Jose Altuve won the first Majestic Athletic Always Game Award. More »

American League

Outstanding Player: Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays
Outstanding Pitcher: Dallas Keuchel, Astros
Outstanding Rookie: Carlos Correa, Astros
Comeback Player: Prince Fielder, Rangers

National League

Outstanding Player: Bryce Harper, Nationals
Outstanding Pitcher: Zack Greinke, Dodgers
Outstanding Rookie: Kris Bryant, Cubs
Comeback Player: Matt Harvey, Mets

Relievers of the Year

American League: Andrew Miller
American League: Andrew Miller

The Yankees closer converted 36 of 38 save opportunities and fanned 100 while posting an AL-best 14.59 K/9 rate. More »

National League: Mark Melancon
National League: Mark Melancon

Leading MLB with 51 saves in 53 chances, he anchored a Bucs bullpen that posted baseball's lowest ERA (2.64). More »

Comeback Player Awards

American League: Prince Fielder
American League: Prince Fielder

Limited by a herniated disc in 2014, Fielder stormed back to hit .305 with 23 HRs, 98 RBIs for AL West-champion Texas. More »

National League: Matt Harvey
National League: Matt Harvey

After missing '14 with Tommy John surgery, Harvey was 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA in 189.1 innings, helping the Mets to the Series. More »

Aaron Awards

American League: Josh Donaldson
American League: Josh Donaldson

The Jays slugger led MLB in runs (122), RBIs (123), extra-base hits (84) and game-winning RBIs (25), while finishing 3rd in HRs (41) and 5th in hits (184). More »

National League: Bryce Harper
National League: Bryce Harper

MLB's OPS leader (1.109), Harper was the 1st player to have 42 HRs, 124 walks and 118 runs in his age-22 year or younger. More »

Clemente Award

Clemente Award: Andrew McCutchen
Clemente Award: Andrew McCutchen

Andrew McCutchen became the first Bucs player since 1974 to win the honor named for the Pirates Hall of Famer, which recognizes those who best represent the game through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement. More »

Outstanding DH Award

Kendrys Morales
Kendrys Morales

The award, which is named for former longtime designated hitter Edgar Martinez, was awarded to K.C.'s Kendrys Morales, who won the honor for the first time in his career. More »