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Baseball America Player of the Year - Historical Winners

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  • YearPlayer NameNotesCareer Award CountTeam(s)PosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    2018Brady Singer---7---P6-5180RR1996-08-04Eustis,FL
    2018-  1-  18-KCA
    MLB2020-20202016-2020
    2018Brady Singer---7---P6-5180RR1996-08-04Eustis,FL
    2018-  1-  18-KCA
    MLB2020-20202016-2020
    2018Mike Trout069ANACF-OF6-1200RR1991-08-07Millville,NJ
    2009-  1-  25-ANA
    MLB2011-20202009-2020
    2018Mike Trout069ANACF-OF6-1200RR1991-08-07Millville,NJ
    2009-  1-  25-ANA
    MLB2011-20202009-2020
    2017Jose Altuve030HOU2B-DH5-6153RR1990-05-06Maracay,VZ
    2006-  0-   0-HOU
    MLB2011-20202008-2020
    2017Jose Altuve030HOU2B-DH5-6153RR1990-05-06Maracay,VZ
    2006-  0-   0-HOU
    MLB2011-20202008-2020
    2017Brendan McKay---21---P-1B-6-2212LL1995-12-18Darlington,PA
    2017-  1-   4-TBA
    MLB2019-20192015-2019
    2017Brendan McKay---21---P-1B-6-2212LL1995-12-18Darlington,PA
    2017-  1-   4-TBA
    MLB2019-20192015-2019
    2016Mike Trout---69ANACF-OF6-1200RR1991-08-07Millville,NJ
    2009-  1-  25-ANA
    MLB2011-20202009-2020
    2016Mike Trout---69ANACF-OF6-1200RR1991-08-07Millville,NJ
    2009-  1-  25-ANA
    MLB2011-20202009-2020
    2016Kyle Lewis---8---CF-LF6-4195RR1995-07-13Snellville,GA
    2016-  1-  11-SEA
    MLB2019-20202014-2020
    2016Kyle Lewis---8---CF-LF6-4195RR1995-07-13Snellville,GA
    2016-  1-  11-SEA
    MLB2019-20202014-2020
    2015Bryce Harper---29WASRF-OF6-3205LR1992-10-16Las Vegas,NV
    2010-  1-   1-WAS
    MLB2012-20202011-2020
    2015Bryce Harper---29WASRF-OF6-3205LR1992-10-16Las Vegas,NV
    2010-  1-   1-WAS
    MLB2012-20202011-2020
    2015Andrew Benintendi---13---LF-OF5-11175LL1994-07-06Cincinnati,OH
    2015-  1-   7-BOS
    MLB2016-20202014-2020
    2015Andrew Benintendi---13---LF-OF5-11175LL1994-07-06Cincinnati,OH
    2015-  1-   7-BOS
    MLB2016-20202014-2020
    2014Clayton Kershaw---51LANP6-3220LL1988-03-19Dallas,TX
    2006-  1-   7-LAN
    MLB2008-20202006-2020
    2014Clayton Kershaw---51LANP6-3220LL1988-03-19Dallas,TX
    2006-  1-   7-LAN
    MLB2008-20202006-2020
    2014AJ Reed---18---1B-DH6-4230LL1993-05-10Terre Haute,IN
    2014-  2-  42-HOU
    MLB2016-20192012-2019
    2014AJ Reed---18---1B-DH6-4230LL1993-05-10Terre Haute,IN
    2014-  2-  42-HOU
    MLB2016-20192012-2019
    2013Mike Trout---69ANACF-OF6-1200RR1991-08-07Millville,NJ
    2009-  1-  25-ANA
    MLB2011-20202009-2020
    2013Mike Trout---69ANACF-OF6-1200RR1991-08-07Millville,NJ
    2009-  1-  25-ANA
    MLB2011-20202009-2020
    2013Kris Bryant---36---3B-RF6-5205RR1992-01-04Las Vegas,NV
    2013-  1-   2-CHN
    MLB2015-20202011-2020
    2013Kris Bryant---36---3B-RF6-5205RR1992-01-04Las Vegas,NV
    2013-  1-   2-CHN
    MLB2015-20202011-2020
    2012Mike Trout---69ANACF-OF6-1200RR1991-08-07Millville,NJ
    2009-  1-  25-ANA
    MLB2011-20202009-2020
    2012Mike Trout---69ANACF-OF6-1200RR1991-08-07Millville,NJ
    2009-  1-  25-ANA
    MLB2011-20202009-2020
    2012Mike Zunino---14---C-DH6-2220RR1991-03-25Cape Coral,FL
    2012-  1-   3-SEA
    MLB2013-20202010-2020
    2012Mike Zunino---14---C-DH6-2220RR1991-03-25Cape Coral,FL
    2012-  1-   3-SEA
    MLB2013-20202010-2020
    2011Matt Kemp---25LANOF-LF6-4210RR1984-09-23Midwest City,OK
    2003-  6- 181-LAN
    MLB2006-20202003-2020
    2011Matt Kemp---25LANOF-LF6-4210RR1984-09-23Midwest City,OK
    2003-  6- 181-LAN
    MLB2006-20202003-2020
    2011Trevor Bauer---19---P6-1175RR1991-01-17North Hollywood,CA
    2011-  1-   3-ARI
    MLB2012-20202009-2020
    2011Trevor Bauer---19---P6-1175RR1991-01-17North Hollywood,CA
    2011-  1-   3-ARI
    MLB2012-20202009-2020
    2010Roy Halladay---46PHIP6-6225RR1977-05-14Denver,CO
    1995-  1-  17-TOR
    MLB1998-20131995-2013
    2010Roy Halladay---46PHIP6-6225RR1977-05-14Denver,CO
    1995-  1-  17-TOR
    MLB1998-20131995-2013
    2010Anthony Rendon---18---3B-2B5-11170RR1990-06-06Houston,TX
    2011-  1-   6-WAS
    MLB2013-20202009-2020
    2010Anthony Rendon---18---3B-2B5-11170RR1990-06-06Houston,TX
    2011-  1-   6-WAS
    MLB2013-20202009-2020
    2009Joe Mauer---40MIN1B-DH6-4220LR1983-04-19St. Paul,MN
    2001-  1-   1-MIN
    MLB2004-20182001-2018
    2009Joe Mauer---40MIN1B-DH6-4220LR1983-04-19St. Paul,MN
    2001-  1-   1-MIN
    MLB2004-20182001-2018
    2009Stephen Strasburg---26---P6-4220RR1988-07-20San Diego,CA
    2009-  1-   1-WAS
    MLB2010-20202007-2020
    2009Stephen Strasburg---26---P6-4220RR1988-07-20San Diego,CA
    2009-  1-   1-WAS
    MLB2010-20202007-2020
    2008CC Sabathia---35MIL, CLEP6-7250LL1980-07-21Vallejo,CA
    1998-  1-  20-CLE
    MLB2001-20191998-2019
    2008CC Sabathia---35MIL, CLEP6-7250LL1980-07-21Vallejo,CA
    1998-  1-  20-CLE
    MLB2001-20191998-2019
    2008Buster Posey---45---C-1B-6-1205RR1987-03-27Leesburg,GA
    2008-  1-   5-SFN
    MLB2009-20192006-2019
    2008Buster Posey---45---C-1B-6-1205RR1987-03-27Leesburg,GA
    2008-  1-   5-SFN
    MLB2009-20192006-2019
    2007Alex Rodriguez---96NYASS-3B6-3195RR1975-07-27New York,NY
    1993-  1-   1-SEA
    MLB1994-20161994-2016
    2007Alex Rodriguez---96NYASS-3B6-3195RR1975-07-27New York,NY
    1993-  1-   1-SEA
    MLB1994-20161994-2016
    2007David Price---30---P6-6215LL1985-08-26Nashville,TN
    2007-  1-   1-TBA
    MLB2008-20192005-2019
    2007David Price---30---P6-6215LL1985-08-26Nashville,TN
    2007-  1-   1-TBA
    MLB2008-20192005-2019
    2006Johan Santana---42MINP6-0195LL1979-03-13Tovar,VZ
    1995-  0-   0-HOU
    MLB2000-20121997-2012
    2006Johan Santana---42MINP6-0195LL1979-03-13Tovar,VZ
    1995-  0-   0-HOU
    MLB2000-20121997-2012
    2006Andrew Miller---10DETP6-6175LL1985-05-21Gainesville,FL
    2006-  1-   6-DET
    MLB2006-20202004-2020
    2006Andrew Miller---10DETP6-6175LL1985-05-21Gainesville,FL
    2006-  1-   6-DET
    MLB2006-20202004-2020
    2005Albert Pujols---86SLN1B-DH6-3230RR1980-01-16Santo Domingo,DR
    1999- 13- 402-SLN
    MLB2001-20202000-2020
    2005Albert Pujols---86SLN1B-DH6-3230RR1980-01-16Santo Domingo,DR
    1999- 13- 402-SLN
    MLB2001-20202000-2020
    2005Alex Gordon---36---LF-OF6-1220LR1984-02-10Lincoln,NE
    2005-  1-   2-KCA
    MLB2007-20202003-2020
    2005Alex Gordon---36---LF-OF6-1220LR1984-02-10Lincoln,NE
    2005-  1-   2-KCA
    MLB2007-20202003-2020
    2004Barry Bonds---98SFNOF-LF6-2210LL1964-07-24Riverside,CA
    1985-  1-   6-PIT
    MLB1986-20071985-2007
    2004Barry Bonds---98SFNOF-LF6-2210LL1964-07-24Riverside,CA
    1985-  1-   6-PIT
    MLB1986-20071985-2007
    2004Jered Weaver---27---P6-7205RR1982-10-04Northridge,CA
    2004-  1-  12-ANA
    MLB2006-20172002-2017
    2004Jered Weaver---27---P6-7205RR1982-10-04Northridge,CA
    2004-  1-  12-ANA
    MLB2006-20172002-2017
    2003Barry Bonds---98SFNOF-LF6-2210LL1964-07-24Riverside,CA
    1985-  1-   6-PIT
    MLB1986-20071985-2007
    2003Barry Bonds---98SFNOF-LF6-2210LL1964-07-24Riverside,CA
    1985-  1-   6-PIT
    MLB1986-20071985-2007
    2003Rickie Weeks---17MIL2B-LF6-0195RR1982-09-13Daytona Beach,FL
    2003-  1-   2-MIL
    MLB2003-20172001-2017
    2003Rickie Weeks---17MIL2B-LF6-0195RR1982-09-13Daytona Beach,FL
    2003-  1-   2-MIL
    MLB2003-20172001-2017
    2002Alex Rodriguez---96TEXSS-3B6-3195RR1975-07-27New York,NY
    1993-  1-   1-SEA
    MLB1994-20161994-2016
    2002Alex Rodriguez---96TEXSS-3B6-3195RR1975-07-27New York,NY
    1993-  1-   1-SEA
    MLB1994-20161994-2016
    2002Khalil Greene---15---SS-3B5-11210RR1979-10-21Butler,PA
    2002-  1-  13-SDN
    MLB2003-20091999-2009
    2002Khalil Greene---15---SS-3B5-11210RR1979-10-21Butler,PA
    2002-  1-  13-SDN
    MLB2003-20091999-2009
    2001Barry Bonds---98SFNOF-LF6-2210LL1964-07-24Riverside,CA
    1985-  1-   6-PIT
    MLB1986-20071985-2007
    2001Barry Bonds---98SFNOF-LF6-2210LL1964-07-24Riverside,CA
    1985-  1-   6-PIT
    MLB1986-20071985-2007
    2001Mark Prior---15---P6-5225RR1980-09-07San Diego,CA
    2001-  1-   2-CHN
    MLB2002-20061999-2013
    2001Mark Prior---15---P6-5225RR1980-09-07San Diego,CA
    2001-  1-   2-CHN
    MLB2002-20061999-2013
    2000Alex Rodriguez---96SEASS-3B6-3195RR1975-07-27New York,NY
    1993-  1-   1-SEA
    MLB1994-20161994-2016
    2000Alex Rodriguez---96SEASS-3B6-3195RR1975-07-27New York,NY
    1993-  1-   1-SEA
    MLB1994-20161994-2016
    2000Mark Teixeira---44---1B-3B6-3225BR1980-04-11Severna Park,MD
    2001-  1-   5-TEX
    MLB2003-20162001-2016
    2000Mark Teixeira---44---1B-3B6-3225BR1980-04-11Severna Park,MD
    2001-  1-   5-TEX
    MLB2003-20162001-2016
    1999Pedro Martinez---48BOSP-3B5-11170RR1971-10-25Manoguayabo,DR
    1988-  0-   0-LAN
    MLB1992-20091990-2009
    1999Pedro Martinez---48BOSP-3B5-11170RR1971-10-25Manoguayabo,DR
    1988-  0-   0-LAN
    MLB1992-20091990-2009
    1999Jason Jennings---17---P6-2242RR1978-07-17Dallas,TX
    1999-  1-  16-COL
    MLB2001-20091999-2011
    1999Jason Jennings---17---P6-2242RR1978-07-17Dallas,TX
    1999-  1-  16-COL
    MLB2001-20091999-2011
    1998Mark McGwire---40SLN1B-3B6-5250RR1963-10-01Pomona,CA
    1984-  1-  10-OAK
    MLB1986-20011982-2001
    1998Mark McGwire---40SLN1B-3B6-5250RR1963-10-01Pomona,CA
    1984-  1-  10-OAK
    MLB1986-20011982-2001
    1997JD Drew---20---RF-CF6-1195LR1975-11-20Valdosta,GA
    1998-  1-   5-SLN
    MLB1998-20111995-2011
    1997JD Drew---20---RF-CF6-1195LR1975-11-20Valdosta,GA
    1998-  1-   5-SLN
    MLB1998-20111995-2011
    1996Kris Benson---7---P6-4188RR1974-11-07Kennesaw,GA
    1996-  1-   1-PIT
    MLB1999-20101994-2010
    1996Kris Benson---7---P6-4188RR1974-11-07Kennesaw,GA
    1996-  1-   1-PIT
    MLB1999-20101994-2010
    1995Todd Helton---47---1B-OF6-2206LL1973-08-20Knoxville,TN
    1995-  1-   8-COL
    MLB1997-20131995-2013
    1995Todd Helton---47---1B-OF6-2206LL1973-08-20Knoxville,TN
    1995-  1-   8-COL
    MLB1997-20131995-2013
    1994Jason Varitek---19---C-DH6-2220RR1972-04-11Rochester,MI
    1994-  1-  14-SEA
    MLB1997-20111995-2011
    1994Jason Varitek---19---C-DH6-2220RR1972-04-11Rochester,MI
    1994-  1-  14-SEA
    MLB1997-20111995-2011
    1993Brooks Kieschnick---10---OF-1B6-4230LR1972-06-06Robstown,TX
    1993-  1-  10-CHN
    MLB1996-20041991-2005
    1993Brooks Kieschnick---10---OF-1B6-4230LR1972-06-06Robstown,TX
    1993-  1-  10-CHN
    MLB1996-20041991-2005
    1992Phil Nevin---11---3B-1B6-2231RR1971-01-19Fullerton,CA
    1992-  1-   1-HOU
    MLB1995-20061993-2006
    1992Phil Nevin---11---3B-1B6-2231RR1971-01-19Fullerton,CA
    1992-  1-   1-HOU
    MLB1995-20061993-2006
    1991David McCarty---2---1B-OF6-5215RL1969-11-23Houston,TX
    1991-  1-   3-MIN
    MLB1993-20051989-2005
    1991David McCarty---2---1B-OF6-5215RL1969-11-23Houston,TX
    1991-  1-   3-MIN
    MLB1993-20051989-2005
    1990Mike Kelly---3---OF-RF6-4195RR1970-06-02Los Angeles,CA
    1991-  1-   2-ATL
    MLB1994-19991991-2004
    1990Mike Kelly---3---OF-RF6-4195RR1970-06-02Los Angeles,CA
    1991-  1-   2-ATL
    MLB1994-19991991-2004
    1989Ben McDonald---5BALP6-7212RR1967-11-24Baton Rouge,LA
    1989-  1-   1-BAL
    MLB1989-19971987-1997
    1989Ben McDonald---5BALP6-7212RR1967-11-24Baton Rouge,LA
    1989-  1-   1-BAL
    MLB1989-19971987-1997
    1988John Olerud---18---1B-DH6-5220LL1968-08-05Seattle,WA
    1989-  3-  79-TOR
    MLB1989-20051989-2005
    1988John Olerud---18---1B-DH6-5220LL1968-08-05Seattle,WA
    1989-  3-  79-TOR
    MLB1989-20051989-2005
    1987Robin Ventura---18---3B-1B6-1198LR1967-07-14Santa Maria,CA
    1988-  1-  10-CHA
    MLB1989-20041986-2004
    1987Robin Ventura---18---3B-1B6-1198LR1967-07-14Santa Maria,CA
    1988-  1-  10-CHA
    MLB1989-20041986-2004
    1986Casey Close---2---OF-P6-1185RR1963-10-21Columbus,OH
    1986-  7- 184-NYA
    AAA1983-1990
    1986Casey Close---2---OF-P6-1185RR1963-10-21Columbus,OH
    1986-  7- 184-NYA
    AAA1983-1990
    1985Pete Incaviglia---3---OF-DH6-1230RR1964-04-02Pebble Beach,CA
    1985-  1-   8-MON
    MLB1986-19981986-2002
    1985Pete Incaviglia---3---OF-DH6-1230RR1964-04-02Pebble Beach,CA
    1985-  1-   8-MON
    MLB1986-19981986-2002
    1984Oddibe McDowell---6---OF-DH5-9160LL1962-08-25Hollywood,FL
    1984-  1-  12-TEX
    MLB1985-19941985-1995
    1984Oddibe McDowell---6---OF-DH5-9160LL1962-08-25Hollywood,FL
    1984-  1-  12-TEX
    MLB1985-19941985-1995
    1983Dave Magadan---4---3B-1B6-4215LR1962-09-30Tampa,FL
    1983-  2-  32-NYN
    MLB1986-20011983-2001
    1983Dave Magadan---4---3B-1B6-4215LR1962-09-30Tampa,FL
    1983-  2-  32-NYN
    MLB1986-20011983-2001
    1982Jeff Ledbetter---2---OF-1B6-3200LL1959-12-25Largo,FL
    1982-  1-  26-BOS
    AA1982-1986
    1982Jeff Ledbetter---2---OF-1B6-3200LL1959-12-25Largo,FL
    1982-  1-  26-BOS
    AA1982-1986
    1981Mike Sodders---2---3B-1B6-3190RR1958-12-26Compton,CA
    1981-  1-  11-MIN
    AAA1981-1984
    1981Mike Sodders---2---3B-1B6-3190RR1958-12-26Compton,CA
    1981-  1-  11-MIN
    AAA1981-1984
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