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Players Choice Awards

Players honor their own with awards given out in each league for Outstanding Player, Outstanding Pitcher, Outstanding Rookie and Comeback Player. There are also baseball-wide Player of the Year and Marvin Miller Man of the Year Awards selected. The Major League Baseball Players Association began handing out awards in 1992.

MLB Players Choice Comeback Player

American League
National League
Year Player Team Position
2020 Daniel Bard Colorado RP
2019 Josh Donaldson Atlanta 3B
2018 Matt Kemp LA Dodgers CF
2017 Ryan Zimmerman Washington 3B
2016 Jose Fernandez Miami SP
2015 Matt Harvey NY Mets SP
2014 Casey McGehee Miami 3B
2013 Francisco Liriano Pittsburgh SP
2012 Buster Posey San Francisco C
2011 Lance Berkman St. Louis OF
2010 Tim Hudson Atlanta SP
2009 Chris Carpenter St. Louis OF
2008 Fernando Tatis NY Mets 3B
2007 Dmitri Young Washington 1B
2006 Nomar Garciaparra LA Dodgers SS
2005 Ken Griffey Jr. Cincinnati OF
2004 Chris Carpenter St. Louis SP
2003 Rod Beck San Diego RP
2002 Mike Lieberthal Philadelphia C
2002 John Smoltz Atlanta SP
2001 Matt Morris St. Louis SP
2000 Andres Galarraga Atlanta 1B
1999 Alex Fernandez Florida SP
1998 Greg Vaughn San Diego OF
1997 Darren Daulton Philadelphia C

MLB Players Choice Outstanding Pitcher

American League
Year Player Team Position
2020 Shane Bieber Cleveland SP
2019 Justin Verlander Houston SP
2018 Blake Snell Tampa Bay SP
2017 Corey Kluber Cleveland SP
2016 Rick Porcello Boston SP
2015 Dallas Keuchel Houston SP
2014 Felix Hernandez Seattle SP
2013 Max Scherzer Detroit SP
2012 David Price Tampa Bay SP
2011 Justin Verlander Detroit SP
2010 David Price Tampa Bay SP
2009 Zack Greinke Kansas City SP
2008 Cliff Lee Cleveland SP
2007 CC Sabathia Cleveland SP
2006 Johan Santana Minnesota SP
2005 Bartolo Colon LA Angels SP
2004 Johan Santana Minnesota SP
2003 Roy Halladay Toronto SP
2002 Barry Zito Oakland SP
2001 Roger Clemens NY Yankees SP
2000 Pedro Martinez Boston SP
1999 Pedro Martinez Boston SP
1998 Pedro Martinez Boston SP
1998 Roger Clemens Toronto SP
1997 Roger Clemens Toronto SP
1996 Pat Hentgen Toronto SP
1995 Randy Johnson Seattle SP
1994 Jimmy Key NY Yankees SP
National League
Year Player Team Position
2020 Trevor Bauer Cincinnati SP
2019 Jacob deGrom NY Mets SP
2018 Jacob deGrom NY Mets SP
2017 Max Scherzer Washington SP
2016 Kyle Hendricks Chi Cubs SP
2015 Zack Greinke LA Dodgers SP
2014 Clayton Kershaw LA Dodgers SP
2013 Clayton Kershaw LA Dodgers SP
2012 R.A. Dickey NY Mets SP
2011 Clayton Kershaw LA Dodgers SP
2010 Roy Halladay Philadelphia SP
2009 Adam Wainwright St. Louis SP
2008 Tim Lincecum San Francisco SP
2007 Jake Peavy San Diego SP
2006 Chris Carpenter St. Louis SP
2005 Chris Carpenter St. Louis SP
2004 Jason Schmidt San Francisco SP
2003 Eric Gagne Los Angeles RP
2002 Curt Schilling Arizona SP
2001 Curt Schilling Arizona SP
2000 Randy Johnson Arizona SP
1999 Mike Hampton Houston SP
1998 Greg Maddux Atlanta SP
1997 Pedro Martinez Montreal SP
1996 John Smoltz Atlanta SP
1995 Greg Maddux Atlanta SP
1994 Greg Maddux Atlanta SP

MLB Players Choice Outstanding Player

American League
Year Player Team Position
2020 José Abreu Chicago 1B
2019 Mike Trout LA Angels CF
2018 Mookie Betts Boston RF
2017 Jose Altuve Houston 2B
2016 Jose Altuve Houston 2B
2015 Josh Donaldson Toronto 3B
2014 Mike Trout LA Angels LF
2013 Miguel Cabrera Detroit 3B
2012 Miguel Cabrera Detroit 3B
2011 Curtis Granderson NY Yankees CF
2010 Josh Hamilton Texas OF
2009 Joe Mauer Minnesota C
2008 Josh Hamilton Texas OF
2007 Alex Rodriguez NY Yankees 3B
2006 Jermaine Dye Chi White Sox OF
2005 David Ortiz Boston DH
2004 Ichiro Suzuki Seattle OF
2003 Alex Rodriguez Texas SS
2002 Alex Rodriguez Texas SS
2001 Alex Rodriguez Texas SS
2000 Carlos Delgado Toronto 1B
1999 Manny Ramirez Cleveland OF
1998 Alex Rodriguez Seattle SS
1997 Ken Griffey Jr. Seattle OF
1996 Alex Rodriguez Seattle SS
1995 Albert Belle Cleveland OF
1994 Frank Thomas Chi White Sox DH
1993 Frank Thomas Chi White Sox DH
1992 Dennis Eckersley Oakland RP
National League
Year Player Team Position
2020 Freddie Freeman Atlanta 1B
2019 Anthony Rendon Washington 3B
2018 Christian Yelich Milwaukee LF
2017 Giancarlo Stanton Miami RF
2016 Daniel Murphy Washington 2B
2015 Bryce Harper Washington RF
2014 Giancarlo Stanton Miami RF
2013 Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh CF
2012 Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh OF
2011 Matt Kemp LA Dodgers CF
2010 Carlos Gonzalez Colorado OF
2009 Albert Pujols St. Louis 1B
2008 Albert Pujols St. Louis 1B
2007 Prince Fielder Milwaukee 1B
2006 Ryan Howard Philadelphia 1B
2005 Andruw Jones Atlanta OF
2004 Barry Bonds San Francisco OF
2003 Albert Pujols St. Louis 1B
2002 Barry Bonds San Francisco OF
2001 Barry Bonds San Francisco OF
2000 Todd Helton Colorado 1B
1999 Chipper Jones Atlanta 3B
1998 Sammy Sosa Chi Cubs OF
1997 Larry Walker Colorado OF
1996 Ken Caminiti San Diego 3B
1995 Dante Bichette Colorado OF
1994 Jeff Bagwell Houston 1B
1993 Barry Bonds Pittsburgh OF
1992 Barry Bonds Pittsburgh OF

MLB Players Choice Outstanding Rookie

American League
Year Player Team Position
2020 Kyle Lewis Seattle OF
2019 Yordan Alvarez Houston OF
2018 Miguel Andujar NY Yankees 3B
2017 Aaron Judge NY Yankees RF
2016 Michael Fulmer Detroit P
2015 Carlos Correa Houston SS
2014 Jose Abreu Chi White Sox 1B
2013 Wil Myers Tampa Bay RF
2012 Mike Trout LA Angels OF
2011 Mark Trumbo LA Angels 1B
2010 Austin Jackson Detroit OF
2009 Gordon Beckham Chi White Sox 3B
2008 Evan Longoria Tampa Bay 3B
2007 Dustin Pedroia Boston 2B
2006 Justin Verlander Detroit SP
2005 Huston Street Oakland RP
2004 Bobby Crosby Oakland SS
2003 Angel Berroa Kansas City SS
2002 Eric Hinske Toronto 3B
2001 Ichiro Suzuki Seattle OF
2000 Terrence Long Oakland OF
1999 Carlos Beltran Kansas City OF
1998 Ben Grieve Oakland OF
1997 Nomar Garciaparra Boston SS
1996 Derek Jeter NY Yankees SS
1995 Marty Cordova Minnesota OF
1994 Bob Hamelin Kansas City 1B
National League
Year Player Team Position
2020 Jake Cronenworth San Diego INF
2019 Pete Alonso NY Mets 1B
2018 Ronald Acuna Jr. Atlanta CF
2017 Cody Bellinger LA Dodgers 1B
2016 Corey Seager LA Dodgers SS
2015 Kris Bryant Chi Cubs 3B
2014 Jacob deGrom NY Mets SP
2013 Jose Fernandez Miami SP
2012 Todd Frazier Cincinnati 3B
2011 Craig Kimbrel Atlanta RP
2010 Buster Posey San Francisco C
2009 J.A. Happ Philadelphia SP
2008 Geovany Soto Chi Cubs C
2007 Ryan Braun Milwaukee OF
2006 Dan Uggla Florida 2B
2005 Willy Taveras Houston OF
2004 Jason Bay Pittsburgh OF
2003 Scott Podsednik Milwaukee OF
2002 Jason Jennings Colorado SP
2001 Albert Pujols St. Louis 1B
2000 Rafael Furcal Atlanta SS
1999 Preston Wilson Florida OF
1998 Kerry Wood Chi Cubs SP
1997 Scott Rolen Philadelphia 3B
1996 Todd Hollandsworth Los Angeles OF
1995 Chipper Jones Atlanta 3B
1994 Raul Mondesi Los Angeles OF

MLB Players Choice Man of the Year

Year Player Team Position
2020 Nelson Cruz Minnesota (AL) DH
2019 Curtis Granderson Miami (NL) CF
2018 Curtis Granderson Toronto (AL) CF
2017 Anthony Rizzo Chi Cubs (NL) 1B
2016 Curtis Granderson NY Mets (NL) CF
2015 Adam Jones Baltimore (AL) CF
2014 Clayton Kershaw LA Dodgers (NL) SP
2013 Mariano Rivera NY Yankees (AL) P
2012 Chipper Jones Atlanta (NL) 3B
2011 Michael Young Texas (AL) DH
2010 Brandon Inge Detroit (AL) 3B
2009 Curtis Granderson Detroit (AL) OF
2008 Michael Young Texas (AL) SS
2007 Torii Hunter Minnesota (AL) OF
2006 Albert Pujols St. Louis (NL) 1B
2005 Mike Sweeney Kansas City (AL) 1B
2004 Jim Thome Philadelphia (NL) 1B
2003 John Smoltz Atlanta (NL) SP
2002 John Smoltz Atlanta (NL) SP
2001 Jim Thome Cleveland (AL) 1B
2000 Eric Davis St. Louis (NL) OF
1999 Sammy Sosa Chi Cubs (NL) OF
1998 Paul Molitor Minnesota (AL) DH
1997 Mark McGwire Oakland (AL) 1B

MLB Players Choice Player of the Year

Year Player Team Position
2020 Freddie Freeman Atlanta (NL) 1B
2019 Mike Trout LA Angels (AL) CF
2018 J.D. Martinez Boston (AL) RF
2017 Jose Altuve Houston (AL) 2B
2016 Jose Altuve Houston (AL) 2B
2015 Josh Donaldson Toronto (AL) 3B
2014 Clayton Kershaw LA Dodgers (NL) SP
2013 Miguel Cabrera Detroit (AL) 3B
2012 Miguel Cabrera Detroit (AL) 3B
2011 Justin Verlander Detroit (AL) P
2010 Carlos Gonzalez Colorado (NL) OF
2009 Albert Pujols St. Louis (NL) 1B
2008 Albert Pujols St. Louis (NL) 1B
2007 Alex Rodriguez NY Yankees (AL) 3B
2006 Ryan Howard Philadelphia (NL) 1B
2005 Andruw Jones Atlanta (NL) OF
2004 Barry Bonds San Francisco (NL) OF
2003 Albert Pujols St. Louis (NL) 1B
2002 Alex Rodriguez Texas (AL) SS
2001 Barry Bonds San Francisco (NL) OF
2000 Carlos Delgado Toronto (AL) 1B
1999 Pedro Martinez Boston (AL) P
1998 Mark McGwire Oakland (AL) 1B

MLB Players Curt Flood Award

Year Player
2020 Andre Dawson