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Verlander tops at Players Choice awards

Posted on: November 3, 2011 10:23 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Major League Baseball Players Association held its annual awards show Thursday night on MLB Network to reveal winners in 10 different categories. Tigers ace Justin Verlander was the big winner, taking home both the AL Pitcher of the Year and the MLB Player of the Year awards. This on the same night he announced he will grace the cover of a video game in the spring, so it was quite a night for Verlander.

Here's a complete list of the winners:

MLB Player of the Year: Verlander
Marvin Miller Man of the Year: Michael Young, Rangers

NL Outstanding Player: Matt Kemp, Dodgers
NL Outstanding Pitcher: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
NL Outstanding Rookie: Craig Kimbrel, Braves
NL Comeback Player: Lance Berkman, Cardinals

AL Outstanding Player: Curtis Granderson, Yankees
AL Outstanding Pitcher: Verlander
AL Outstanding Rookie: Mark Trumbo, Angels
AL Comeback Player: Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox

It's worth noting that this was the second time in three years Young has taken Man of the Year honors, which is given to a "player who inspires others to higher levels of achievement by his on-field performances and contributions to his community." The other nominees for that award were Paul Konerko of the White Sox and Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals.

Click here to view a complete list of the nominees on MLBPlayers.com.

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brian8ball
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Posted on: November 4, 2011 2:03 pm
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brian8ball
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Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2011 1:33 pm
 

Verlander tops at Players Choice awards

I agree with the awards, except I would have given the AL Outstanding Rookie to Eric Hosmer.  He hit 10 fewer HR than Trumbo, but he hit .293 compared to Trumbo's .254.  Michael Pineda deserves consideration, as well.

In the long run, I think Trumbo will pale in comparison to guys like Hosmer, Ackley and Lawrie, but only time will tell.


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Since: Nov 1, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 10:56 pm
 

Verlander tops at Players Choice awards

Cy Young for sure - MVP??? what say yee..



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