Sunday, June 3, 2012

Season 22 Player Awards


Chris Roberts, 2B Seattle Mariners

This is the 28-year old's third MVP, winning previously in Season 18 and Season 20.  Roberts hit .314, with 34 HRs and 92 RBI and scored 119 runs.  He led the league with an amazing .438 OBP.  Roberts is still in his prime, but he'll have to see if he can break the streak of winning every other year and take home the Season 23 MVP.


Mike Rushford, 1B Milwaukee Brewers

This is the former Rookie of the Year's second straight MVP.  The 29-year old followed up his 60 HR and 142 RBI season 21 performance with a 53 HR, 137 RBI, 115 RS performance while hitting .310.  He now has 272 HRs in his 5+ year career.


Steve Reed - Seattle Mariners

Reed finished 20-5 with a 2.90 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP in 217 innings for a 115-in Seattle team.  This is Reed's second Cy Young with a similar 20-5 mark in Season 20.  In his 5 year ML career, Reed has averaged nearly a 16-7 mark with a 3.06 ERA.  The 29-year year old hopes to take home is third award in Season 23.


Philip Ramson, New York Mets

The 27-year old won his second Cy Young award in his age 26 season with an outstanding 21-5 record and a 2.52 ERA.  His 1.04 WHIP in 228 innings and 203 Ks were the best marks of his career which should scare NL hitters for years to come.


Ariel Rivera - Texas Rangers

The 25-year old rookie hit .312 in his rookie campaign with 29 HR and 104 RBI.  He has an OBP over .400 and scored an amazing 141 runs with 43 doubles.    He also played an exceptional 2B with 19 plus plays and only 6 errors 496 attempts while winning the gold glove for 2B.


Damaso Camacho - Philadelphia Phillies

Camacho was also a bit old for a ROY - winning it in his age 26 season.  He hit only .260 but mashed 35 HR and drove in 99 runs.   He was also a versitle fielder playing RF and 1B where he had 12 plus plays. 

AL Fireman

Jason Mulholland - Seattle Mariners

Mulholland dominated once again winning his third fireman of the year award.  He saved 50 games for the second time in his career in only 57 chances.  He held opponents to a .211 BA and an amazing .566 OPS giving up just 5 HRs. 

NL Fireman

Sam Figueroa - Washington Nationals

The soon to be 28 year old free agent saved 40 games in only 43 changes with a minisule 1.81 ERA and a WHIP of 1.12.  He gave up just 9 ER all season long while walking just 7 and striking out 30. 

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