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Ryan Garko won this award in 2003
Recent history of winners for Johnny Bench Award. There is some lag in updating awards data and they may not provide an entire history of winners. The list below is separated by year with a dividing line. Some awards have multiple award winners for all or some years.

Years Available2000-2018

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Historical Winners - Johnny Bench Award

Top Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks
YearPlayer NamePosNotesC-AwardsHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
2018Joey BartC66-3 230 R-R 1996-12-15 21Buford,Georgia A-2016-2018-
2018- 1-   2-SFN
Georgia TechMinorsSan Francisco Giants (A-)
2017Matt WhatleyC35-10 190 R-R 1996-01-07 21Claremore,Oklahoma A+2015-2018-
2017- 3- 104-TEX
Oral Roberts U.MinorsTexas Rangers (A)
2016Zack CollinsC76-2 210 L-R 1995-02-06 21Pembroke Pines,Florida AA2014-2018-
2016- 1-  10-CHA
MiamiMinorsChicago White Sox (AA)
2015Garrett StubbsCUSC45-9 150 L-R 1993-05-26 22Del Mar,California AAA2012-2018-
2015- 8- 229-HOU
USCActiveHouston Astros (MLB)
2014Max PentecostCKennesaw State66-2 191 R-R 1993-03-10 21Athens,Georgia AA2012-2018-
2014- 1-  11-TOR
Kennesaw StMinorsToronto Blue Jays (AA)
2013Stuart TurnerCOle Miss36-2 220 R-R 1991-12-27 21Eunice,Louisiana MLB2012-20182017-2017
2013- 3-  78-MIN
Mississippi, Louisiana St-EuniceMinorsCincinnati Reds (AAA)
2012Mike ZuninoCFlorida126-2 220 R-R 1991-03-25 21Cape Coral,Florida MLB2010-20182013-2018
2012- 1-   3-SEA
FloridaActiveTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
2011Jake LoweryCJames Madison46-0 195 L-R 1990-07-21 20Midlothian,Virginia AAA2009-2018-
2011- 4- 128-CLE
James Madison U.Free Agent  
2010Bryan HoladayCTexas Christian45-11 190 R-R 1987-11-19 22Dallas,Texas MLB2007-20182012-2018
2010- 6- 193-DET
Texas Christian U., North Central Texas ColMinorsMiami Marlins (MLB)
2009J.T. Wise1BOklahoma46-1 205 R-R 1986-06-02 23Orlando,Florida AAA2006-2015-
2009- 5- 157-LAN
Oklahoma, Louisiana StFree Agent  
2008Buster PoseyCFlorida State326-1 205 R-R 1987-03-27 21Leesburg,Georgia MLB2006-20182009-2018
2008- 1-   5-SFN
Florida StActiveSan Francisco Giants (MLB)
2007Ed EasleyCMississippi State36-1 180 R-R 1985-12-21 21Memphis,Tennessee MLB2005-20162015-2015
2007- 1-  61-ARI
Mississippi StFree Agent  
2006Jake SmithCEast Carolina26-2 217 R-R 1983-06-05 23Greensboro,North Carolina A2003-2008-
2006-21- 638-OAK
East Carolina U.  
2005Jeff Clement1BUSC66-1 210 L-R 1983-08-21 21Marshalltown,Iowa MLB2003-20132007-2012
2005- 1-   3-SEA
2004Kurt SuzukiCCal State Fullerton75-11 200 R-R 1983-10-04 20Wailuku,Hawaii MLB2002-20182007-2018
2004- 2-  67-OAK
Cal St FullertonActiveWashington Nationals (MLB)
2003Ryan Garko1BStanford106-1 220 R-R 1981-01-02 22Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB2000-20122005-2010
2003- 3-  78-CLE
Stanford U.Free Agent  
2002Jeremy BrownCAlabama45-10 210 R-R 1979-10-25 22Birmingham,Alabama MLB1999-20072006-2006
2002- 1-  35-OAK
2001Kelly ShoppachCBaylor96-0 215 R-R 1980-04-29 21Fort Worth,Texas MLB1999-20132005-2013
2001- 2-  48-BOS
Baylor U.Free Agent  
2000Brad CresseCLSU56-2 230 R-R 1978-07-31 21Long Beach,California AAA1997-2006-
2000- 5- 159-ARI
Louisiana St