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Best Major League Baseball Player ESPY Award

The Best Major League Baseball Player ESPY Award, known alternatively as the Best Baseball Player ESPY Award, has been presented annually since 1993 to the Major League Baseball (MLB) player adjudged to be the best in a given calendar year, typically most significantly in the MLB season in progress during the holding of the ESPY Awards ceremony.

Between 1993 and 2004, the award voting panel comprised variously fans; sportswriters and broadcasters, sports executives, and retired sportspersons, termed collectively experts; and retired sportspersons, but balloting thereafter has been exclusively by fans over the Internet from amongst choices selected by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee.

List of winnersEdit

Through the 2001 iteration of the ESPY Awards, ceremonies were conducted in February of each year to honor achievements over the previous calendar year; awards presented thereafter are conferred in July and reflect performance from the June previous.[1]

     Player was a member of the winning team in the World Series.
     Player was a member of the losing team in the World Series.
† indicates a winner of the World Series Most Valuable Player Award.

Year Player Position played Team represented
1993 Dennis Eckersley Relief pitcher Oakland Athletics
1994 Barry Bonds Left fielder San Francisco Giants
19951 Jeff Bagwell First baseman Houston Astros
1996 Greg Maddux Starting pitcher Atlanta Braves
1997 Ken Caminiti Third baseman San Diego Padres
1998 Larry Walker Right fielder Colorado Rockies
1999 Mark McGwire First baseman St. Louis Cardinals
2000 Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher Boston Red Sox
2001 Pedro Martínez (2) Starting pitcher Boston Red Sox
2002 Barry Bonds (2) Left fielder San Francisco Giants
2003 Barry Bonds (3) Left fielder San Francisco Giants
2004 Barry Bonds (4) Left fielder San Francisco Giants
2005 Albert Pujols First baseman St. Louis Cardinals
2006 Albert Pujols (2) First baseman St. Louis Cardinals
2007 Derek Jeter Shortstop New York Yankees
2008 Alex Rodriguez Third baseman New York Yankees
2009 Albert Pujols (3) First baseman St. Louis Cardinals
2010 Albert Pujols (4) First baseman St. Louis Cardinals
2011 Roy Halladay Starting pitcher Philadelphia Phillies
2012 Josh Hamilton Outfielder Texas Rangers
2013 Miguel Cabrera Third baseman Detroit Tigers
2014 Miguel Cabrera (2) First baseman Detroit Tigers
2015 Mike Trout Outfielder Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
2016 Bryce Harper Outfielder Washington Nationals
2017 Mike Trout (2) Outfielder Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
2018 Mike Trout (3) Outfielder Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
2019 Christian Yelich Outfielder Milwaukee Brewers

1The 1994 and 1995 seasons were shortened due to the 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike.

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Because of the rescheduling of the ESPY Awards ceremony, the award presented in 2002 was given in consideration of performance betwixt February 2001 and June 2002.

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