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Breakout Player of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2014 Jose Altuve Houston (AL) 2B
2011 Ian Kennedy Arizona (NL) SP
2010 Carlos Gonzalez Colorado (NL) OF
Breakout Pitcher of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2014 Corey Kluber Cleveland (AL) SP
2013 Matt Harvey NY Mets (NL) SP
2012 R.A. Dickey NY Mets (NL) SP
Breakout Hitter of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2014 Jose Altuve Houston (AL) 2B
2013 Chris Davis Baltimore (AL) 1B
2012 Chase Headley San Diego (NL) 3B
Rookie of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2014 Jose Abreu Chi White Sox (AL) 1B
2013 Jose Fernandez Miami (NL) SP
2012 Mike Trout LA Angels (AL) OF
2011 Craig Kimbrel Atlanta (NL) RP
2010 Buster Posey San Francisco (NL) C
2009 J.A. Happ Philadelphia (NL) SP
2008 Evan Longoria Tampa Bay (AL) 3B
2007 Troy Tulowitzki Colorado (NL) SS
2006 Francisco Liriano Minnesota (AL) SP
2005 Robinson Cano NY Yankees (AL) 2B
2004 David Wright NY Mets (NL) 3B
2003 Scott Podsednik Milwaukee (NL) OF
Manager of the Year
Year Player Team
2014 Bruce Bochy San Francisco (NL)
2013 John Farrell Boston (AL)
2012 Buck Showalter Baltimore (AL)
2011 Kirk Gibson Arizona (NL)
2010 Bruce Bochy San Francisco (NL)
2009 Jim Tracy Colorado (NL)
2008 Charlie Manuel Philadelphia (NL)
2007 Joe Torre NY Yankees (AL)
2006 Jim Leyland Detroit (AL)
2005 Ozzie Guillen Chi White Sox (AL)
2004 Terry Francona Boston (AL)
2003 Dusty Baker Jr. Chi Cubs (NL)
Hitter of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2013 Miguel Cabrera Detroit (AL) 3B
2012 Miguel Cabrera Detroit (AL) 1B
2009 Joe Mauer Minnesota (AL) C
2008 Albert Pujols St. Louis (NL) 1B
2007 Alex Rodriguez NY Yankees (AL) 3B
2006 Derek Jeter NY Yankees (AL) SS
2005 David Ortiz Boston (AL) DH
2004 David Ortiz Boston (AL) DH
2003 Albert Pujols St. Louis (NL) 1B
2002 Alex Rodriguez Texas (AL) SS
Closer of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2014 Greg Holland Kansas City (AL) RP
2013 Craig Kimbrel Atlanta (NL) RP
2012 Fernando Rodney Tampa Bay (AL) RP
2011 Jose Valverde Detroit (AL) RP
2010 Brian Wilson San Francisco (NL) RP
2009 Mariano Rivera NY Yankees (AL) RP
2008 Brad Lidge Philadelphia (NL) RP
2007 Jonathan Papelbon Boston (AL) RP
2006 Mariano Rivera NY Yankees (AL) RP
2005 Mariano Rivera NY Yankees (AL) RP
2004 Mariano Rivera NY Yankees (AL) RP
2002 John Smoltz Atlanta (NL) RP
Starter of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2014 Clayton Kershaw LA Dodgers (NL) SP
2013 Clayton Kershaw LA Dodgers (NL) SP
2012 R.A. Dickey NY Mets (NL) SP
2011 Justin Verlander Detroit (AL) SP
2010 Roy Halladay Philadelphia (NL) SP
2009 Zack Greinke Kansas City (AL) SP
2008 Tim Lincecum San Francisco (NL) SP
2007 Josh Beckett Boston (AL) SP
2006 Chien-Ming Wang NY Yankees (AL) SP
2005 Chris Carpenter St. Louis (NL) SP
2004 Johan Santana Minnesota (AL) SP
2003 Mark Prior Chi Cubs (NL) SP
Setup Man of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2014 Wade Davis Kansas City (AL) RP
2013 Mark Melancon Pittsburgh (NL) RP
2012 Sergio Romo San Francisco (NL) RP
2011 David Robertson NY Yankees (AL) RP
2010 Joaquin Benoit Tampa Bay (AL) RP
2009 Jeremy Affeldt San Francisco (NL) RP
2008 Hung-Chih Kuo LA Dodgers (NL) RP
2007 Hideki Okajima Boston (AL) RP
2006 Joel Zumaya Detroit (AL) RP
2005 Neal Cotts Chi White Sox (AL) RP
2004 Francisco Rodriguez Anaheim (AL) RP
2003 Brendan Donnelly Anaheim (AL) RP
2002 Chris Hammond Atlanta (NL) RP
Hitting Performance of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2014 Lonnie Chisenhall Cleveland (AL) 3B
2013 Mike Trout LA Angels (AL) OF
2012 Josh Hamilton LA Angels (AL) OF
Pitching Performance of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2014 Clayton Kershaw LA Dodgers (NL) SP
2013 Tim Lincecum San Francisco (NL) SP
2012 Matt Cain San Francisco (NL) SP
Play of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2014 Steven Souza Jr. Washington (NL) OF
2013 Manny Machado Baltimore (AL) 3B
2012 Mike Trout LA Angels (AL) OF
2011 Ben Revere Philadelphia (NL) OF
2010 Mark Buehrle Chi White Sox (AL) SP
2009 Dewayne Wise Chi White Sox (AL) OF
2008 Gabe Kapler Milwaukee (NL) OF
2007 Curtis Granderson Detroit (AL) OF
2006 Melky Cabrera NY Yankees (AL) OF
2005 David Wright NY Mets (NL) 3B
2004 Derek Jeter NY Yankees (AL) SS
2003 Rafael Furcal Atlanta (NL) SS
2002 Torii Hunter Minnesota (AL) OF
Postseason Moment of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2014 Joe Panik San Francisco (NL) 2B
2013 Allen Craig St. Louis (NL) 1B
2012 Raul Ibanez NY Yankees (AL) OF
2011 David Freese St. Louis (NL) 3B
2010 Roy Halladay Philadelphia (NL) SP
2009 Johnny Damon NY Yankees (AL) OF
2008 Chase Utley Philadelphia (NL) 2B
2007 J.D. Drew Boston (AL) OF
2006 Endy Chavez NY Mets (NL) OF
Defensive Player of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2014 Andrelton Simmons Atlanta (NL) SS
2013 Yadier Molina St. Louis (NL) C
2012 Yadier Molina St. Louis (NL) C
2011 Asdrubal Cabrera Cleveland (AL) SS
2010 Elvis Andrus Texas (AL) SS
2009 Jacoby Ellsbury Boston (AL) OF
2008 Orlando Cabrera Chi White Sox (AL) SS
2007 Placido Polanco Detroit (AL) 2B
2006 Mike Lowell Boston (AL) 3B
2005 Ichiro Suzuki Seattle (AL) OF
2004 Jim Edmonds St. Louis (NL) OF
2003 Jim Edmonds St. Louis (NL) OF
2002 Torii Hunter Minnesota (AL) OF
Performance of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2011 Derek Jeter NY Yankees (AL) SS
2010 Armando Galarraga Detroit (AL) SP
2009 Mark Buehrle Chi White Sox (AL) SP
2008 Jon Lester Boston (AL) SP
2007 Clay Buchholz Boston (AL) SP
2006 Albert Pujols St. Louis (NL) 1B
2005 Alex Rodriguez NY Yankees (AL) 3B
2004 Randy Johnson Arizona (NL) SP
2003 Bill Mueller Boston (AL) 3B
Player of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2011 Matt Kemp LA Dodgers (NL) OF
2010 Josh Hamilton Texas (AL) OF
Postseason MVP
Year Player Team Position
2014 Madison Bumgarner San Francisco (NL) SP
2013 David Ortiz Boston (AL) DH
2012 Pablo Sandoval San Francisco (NL) 3B
2011 David Freese St. Louis (NL) 3B
2010 Tim Lincecum San Francisco (NL) SP
Oddity of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2013 Todd Helton Colorado (NL) 1B
2013 Evan Longoria Tampa Bay (AL) 3B
2012 Michael Morse Washington (NL) OF
2011 Ryan Braun Milwaukee (NL) OF
2010 Roy Oswalt Houston (NL) SP
2008 Johnny Damon NY Yankees (AL) OF
2006 Sean Casey Detroit (AL) 1B
2005 Pedro Martinez NY Mets (NL) SP
2004 Jason Michaels Philadelphia (NL) OF
2002 Mark Grace Arizona (NL) 1B
Moment of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2014 Derek Jeter NY Yankees (AL) SS
2011 Dan Johnson Tampa Bay (AL) 1B
2010 Dallas Braden Oakland (AL) SP
2009 Derek Jeter NY Yankees (AL) SS
2008 Derek Jeter NY Yankees (AL) SS
2007 Craig Biggio Houston (NL) 2B
X-Factor Player of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2010 Carlos Ruiz Philadelphia (NL) C
Dependable Player of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2010 Ichiro Suzuki Seattle (AL) OF