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Players Choice Man of the YearHistory of Award Winners
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John Smoltz won this award in 2002
Recent history of winners for Players Choice Man of the Year. 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.

LevelMLB
Years Available1997-2017

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Historical Winners - Players Choice Man of the Year

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)
2017Anthony Rizzo1B226-3 220 L-L 1989-08-08 27Fort Lauderdale,Florida MLB2007-20192011-2019
2007- 6- 204-BOS
ActiveChicago Cubs (MLB)
2016Curtis GrandersonCF-LF186-1 180 L-R 1981-03-16 35Blue Island,Illinois MLB2000-20192004-2019
2002- 3-  80-DET
Illinois-ChicagoActiveMiami Marlins (MLB)
2015Adam JonesCF156-2 185 R-R 1985-08-01 29San Diego,California MLB2003-20192006-2019
2003- 1-  37-SEA
ActiveArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
2014Clayton KershawP356-3 220 L-L 1988-03-19 26Dallas,Texas MLB2006-20192008-2019
2006- 1-   7-LAN
ActiveLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)
2013Mariano RiveraP286-2 170 R-R 1969-11-29 43Panama City,Panama MLB1990-20131995-2013
1990-   UDFA-NYA
Retired  
2012Chipper Jones3B326-4 210 B-R 1972-04-24 40DeLand,Florida MLB1990-20121993-2012
1990- 1-   1-ATL
Retired  
2011Michael Young3B176-1 175 R-R 1976-10-19 34Covina,California MLB1995-20132000-2013
1997- 5- 149-TOR
California-Santa BarbaraRetired  
2010Brandon Inge2B-3B75-11 185 R-R 1977-05-19 33Lynchburg,Virginia MLB1996-20132001-2013
1998- 2-  57-DET
Virginia Commonwealth U.Free Agent  
2009Curtis GrandersonCF-LF186-1 180 L-R 1981-03-16 28Blue Island,Illinois MLB2000-20192004-2019
2002- 3-  80-DET
Illinois-ChicagoActiveMiami Marlins (MLB)
2008Michael Young3B176-1 175 R-R 1976-10-19 31Covina,California MLB1995-20132000-2013
1997- 5- 149-TOR
California-Santa BarbaraRetired  
2007Torii HunterRF206-2 205 R-R 1975-07-18 31Pine Bluff,Arkansas MLB1993-20151998-2015
1993- 1-  20-MIN
Retired  
2006Albert PujolsDH-1B756-3 230 R-R 1980-01-16 26Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2000-20192001-2019
1999-13- 402-SLN
Maple Woods CCActiveLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
2005Mike Sweeney1B-C166-2 215 R-R 1973-07-22 31Orange,California MLB1991-20101995-2010
1991-10- 262-KCA
 
2004Jim ThomeDH276-4 220 L-R 1970-08-27 33Peoria,Illinois MLB1990-20121991-2012
1989-13- 333-CLE
Illinois Central ColRetired  
2003John SmoltzP246-3 220 R-R 1967-05-15 36Warren,Michigan MLB1986-20091988-2009
1985-22- 574-DET
 
2002John SmoltzP246-3 220 R-R 1967-05-15 35Warren,Michigan MLB1986-20091988-2009
1985-22- 574-DET
 
2001Jim ThomeDH276-4 220 L-R 1970-08-27 30Peoria,Illinois MLB1990-20121991-2012
1989-13- 333-CLE
Illinois Central ColRetired  
2000Eric DavisCF-LF216-3 185 R-R 1962-05-29 38Los Angeles,California MLB1980-20011984-2001
1980- 8- 201-CIN
 
1999Sammy SosaRF406-0 220 R-R 1968-11-12 30San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1986-20071989-2007
1985-   UDFA-TEX
 
1998Paul Molitor3B-2B176-0 195 R-R 1956-08-22 41St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1975-19981978-1998
1977- 1-   3-MIL
Minnesota  
1997Mark McGwire1B316-5 250 R-R 1963-10-01 33Pomona,California MLB1982-20011986-2001
1984- 1-  10-OAK
USC