October 10, 2014

2014 American League awards



Albert Pujols hit his 500th home run against the Nationals. Edwin Encarnacion hit 16 home runs in May. Rangers manager Ron Washington resigned. Derek Jeter had a walk-off single in his final at-bat at Yankee Stadium.

Babe Ruth Award | Mike Trout, Angels. 36 HRs, 111 RBIs, .287 batting, .377 on-base, .561 slugging, 115 runs.

2. Robinson Cano, Mariners
3. Michael Brantley, Cleveland
4. Josh Donaldson, Athletics
5. Jose Altuve, Astros

Walter Johnson Award | Corey Kluber, Cleveland. 18-9, 2.44 ERA, 269 Ks, 51 BBs

Jackie Robinson Award | Jose Abreu, White Sox. 36 HRs, 107 RBIs, .317 batting, .383 on-base, .581 slugging.

Connie Mack Award | Mike Scioscia, Angels. 98-64, .605

2. Buck Showalter, Orioles
3. Lloyd McClendon, Mariners



Catcher | Yan Gomes, Cleveland. 21 HRs, 74 RBIs, .278 batting, .313 on-base, .472 slugging. Best fielder | Salvador Perez, Royals.

First base | Jose Abreu, White Sox. 36 HRs, 107 RBIs, .317 batting, .383 on-base, .581 slugging. Best fielder | Chris Davis, Orioles.

2. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers.

Second base | Robinson Cano, Mariners. 14 HRs, 82 RBIs, .314 batting, .382 on-base, .454 slugging. Best hitter | Jose Altuve, Astros. Best fielder | Ian Kinsler, Tigers.

2. Jose Altuve, Astros
3. Howie Kendrick, Angels
4. Ian Kinsler, Tigers

Third base | Josh Donaldson, Athletics. 29 HRs, 98 RBIs, .255 batting, .342 on-base, .456 slugging. Best hitter | Adrian Beltre, Rangers. Best fielder | Donaldson

2. Adrian Beltre, Rangers
3. Kyle Seager, Mariners

Shortstop | Erick Aybar, Angels. 7 HRs, 68 RBIs, .278 batting, .321 on-base, .379 slugging. Best fielder | J.J. Hardy, Orioles.

Left field | Michael Brantley, Cleveland. 20 HRs, 97 RBIs, .327 batting, .385 on-base, .506 slugging, 200 hits, 45 doubles. Best fielder | Alex Gordon, Royals.

2. Alex Gordon, Royals

Center field | Mike Trout, Angels. 36 HRs, 111 RBIs, .287 batting, .377 on-base, .561 slugging, 115 runs. Best fielder | Lorenzo Cain, Royals.

2. Adam Jones, Orioles

Right field | Jose Bautista, Blue Jays. 35 HRs, 103 RBIs, .286 batting, .403 on-base, .524 slugging, 101 runs, 104 walks. Best fielder | Josh Reddick, Athletics.

Designated hitter | Victor Martinez, Tigers. 32 HRs, 103 RBIs, .335 batting, .409 on-base, .565 slugging.



Starting rotation

1. Corey Kluber, Cleveland.
18-9, 2.44 ERA, 269 Ks, 51 BBs

2. Felix Hernandez, Mariners. 15-6, 2.14 ERA, 248 Ks, 46 BBs

3. Chris Sale, White Sox. 12-4, 2.17 ERA, 208 Ks, 39 BBs

4. Max Scherzer, Tigers. 18-5, 3.15 ERA, 252 Ks, 63 BBs

5. Jon Lester, Red Sox-Athletics. 16-11, 2.46 ERA, 220 Ks, 48 BBs

6. David Price, Rays-Tigers
7. Dallas Keuchel, Astros

Setup man | Wade Davis, Royals. 9-2, 1.00 ERA, 3 saves, 109 Ks

2. Dellin Betances, Yankees.

Closer | Zach Britton, Orioles. 3-2, 1.65 ERA, 37 saves, 62 Ks

2. Greg Holland, Royals.

Best Picture | The Battered Bastards of Baseball



— Kevin Brewer

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