Baseball’s annual award seasons was memorable, filled with Gold Gloves, Silver Sluggers and Cy Youngs. And on Friday, November 20, we got the grand finale, with the presentation of the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards.
Click here for a complete list of the 22 winners honored during a special on MLB Network. All winners receive a Greatness in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) trophy.
Postseason performance and moments are taken into account for these awards. Two final categories — Best Manager and Best Executive — will be announced at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tennessee, next month.
Once again, SABR members had the opportunity to play a key role in selecting the winners of the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards. The votes from SABR members were equal to each of the other four categories.
- SABR members (20%)
- MLB.com fans (20%)
- Front office personnel (20%)
- Retired players (20%)
- Media (20%)
This year’s Esurance MLB Awards featured winners in two dozen categories. Individual awards went to the Best Major Leaguer, Best Starting Pitcher, Everyday Player, Rookie, Defensive Player, Breakout Player, Bounceback Player, Manager, Executive, Social Media Personality and postseason performer. Winners will also be recognized for the year’s best offensive play, defensive play, Moment, single-game performance, Social Media Post, Celebrity Fan, Fan Catch, Interview, TV call, radio call, Player-Fan Interaction, Video Board Moment and Trending Topic.
— Joey Nowak, MLB.com
Originally published: November 22, 2015. Last Updated: November 22, 2015.