Season 17 was a great season for new comers (except for the MVP awards, especially the AL MVP where Ron Jacobs has turned the award into his own private party). Here are the Season 17 Award Winners:
Ron Jacob - Anaheim Angels: .315, 44 HR, 115 RBI (an off year for Jacobs). Jacobs has now won the AL MVP 10 straight years.
Slash Lawrence - RF Houston Astros: .310, 66 HR, 155 RBI. A dominating performance from Slash. This is his second straight NL MVP and third overall.
AL CY YOUNG:
Ed Gleason - New York Yankees: 23-7, 3.40 ERA, an amazing 283 IP for the AL Champion Yankees. This is Gleason's first major award, although he does have 99 career wins and a career 3.47 ERA in the AL.
NL CY YOUNG:
Miguel Moreno - Pittsburgh Pirates: The 31 year old was 21-4 with a 1.84 ERA and an outstanding .084 WHIP. Moreno's career WHIP is now 1.06 in 1790 IPs. Now we know how Pittsburgh won the series.
Dwight King - 1B Minnesota Twins: Drafted in Season 9, King finally got his chance and made the most of it. A little old for the ROY, the 27-year old King hit .285 with 38 HRs and 106 RBI.
Jolbert Carrasquel: SP - Milwaukee Brewers. An international free-agent signing, the 24-year old Carrasquel was 12-8 with a 3.35 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP in 191 IP is his first full season in the majors. He'll be a building block for the Brewers to finally make it back to the playoffs in Season 18.
Junior Jacquez - Oakland A's -the 33-year old Jacquez had 41 saves in 44 chances with an ERA of 1.98 and a WHIP of 1.13 and was a major reason for the re-emergence of the A's. Its his third straight Fireman of the Year award.
Rich Brooks: Los Angeles Dodgers - Brooks saved 36 of 38 and had a .091 WHIP in his contract year. He's a free agent and it remains to be seen if new ownership in LA will resign the 26 year old.