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Old 09-09-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Default 2011 City-Data Awards - Intro Thread

Shamelessly stolen from another baseball website that I frequent, I think it’d be a fun idea if we did our own awards for the 2011 season.

Voting will begin sometime after the end of the season on September 28th 2011. But I wanted people, voters, to begin thinking about the awards now.

The categories will be as follows:
AL Player of the Year (Best AL player regardless of position)
NL Player of the Year (Best NL player regardless of position)
AL Most Outstanding Position Player of the Year (Best AL non-pitcher)
NL Most Outstanding Position Player of the Year (Best NL non-pitcher)
AL Cy Young (Best AL pitcher)
NL Cy Young (Best NL pitcher)
AL Rookie of the Year (Best AL rookie)
NL Rookie of the Year (Best NL rookie)

MLB Comeback Player of the Year (Player who has ‘comeback’ from injury or poor performance)
MLB Breakout Player of the Year (Player who has elevated his game to 'the next level’)
MLB Breakout Pitcher of the Year (Pitcher who has elevated his game to ‘the next level’)
Out of Nowhere Non-Pitcher of the Year (Non-Pitcher who turned in a completely unexpected performance. See Brady Anderson 1996)
Out of Nowhere Pitcher of the Year (Pitcher who turned in a completely unexpected performance. See Esteban Loaiza 2003)
Out of Nowhere Relief Pitcher of the Year (Relief pitcher who turned in a completely unexpected performance. See Derrick Turnbow 2005)
Into Oblivion Player of the Year (Player who unexpectedly declined in performance)
*Note: there is often confusion and overlap between the Breakout and Out of Nowhere awards. The Breakout player should be expected to continue to perform at a high level. The Out of Nowhere player would be expected to be more of a ‘one-year-wonder’.

Feel free to start tossing names out, though for your vote to be counted I’ll need an ‘official ballot’ sent to me by Direct Message after September 28th.

I’ll get things started with the less traditional awards
MLB Comeback Player of the Year: Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Freddy Garcia, Bartolo Colon, Lance Berkman
MLB Breakout Non-Pitcher of the Year: Jacoby Ellsbury, Alex Gordon, Matt Kemp, Michael Morse
MLB Breakout Pitcher of the Year: Alexi Ogando, Ian Kennedy, Ricky Romero, Justin Masterson
Out of Nowhere Non-Pitcher of the Year: Casey Kotchman, Melky Cabrera, Asdrubal Cabrera
Out of Nowhere Pitcher of the Year: Ryan Vogelsong, Brandon McCarthy, Philip Humber
Out of Nowhere Relief Pitcher of the Year: Antonio Bastardo, Joel Hanrahan, Glenn Perkins
Into Oblivion Player of the Year: Adam Dunn, Raul Ibanez, Juan Uribe, Bronson Arroyo, Ryan Franklin, Ichiro Suzuki

Last edited by filihok; 09-09-2011 at 08:43 PM..
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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the into oblivion crown has to go to Adam Dunn
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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the into oblivion crown has to go to Adam Dunn
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Dunn is the most likely winner because his was such a spectacular collapse, but I think that Vernon Wells, Jason Werth...and maybe Ichiro! as well...should have at least been nominees.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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the into oblivion crown has to go to Adam Dunn
Perhaps, next year, someone will win the Adam Dunn Into Oblivion Award

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Sorry

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Dunn is the most likely winner because his was such a spectacular collapse, but I think that Vernon Wells, Jason Werth...and maybe Ichiro! as well...should have at least been nominees.
I had Werth on, then took him off. At 2.6 WAR he's still a useful player.
Wells has been sliding towards oblivion since 2007, with a Brady Anderson type escape last season.
Ichiro! was certainly an oversight on my part.
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