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Esurance Awards (Retired)

The Esurance MLB Awards honor greatness in Major League Baseball, serving as the grand finale of the game's awards season. Media, front-office personnel, retired MLB players, the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and fans determine the most #AwardWorthy players and moments from each year.
Best Major Leaguer
Year Player Team Position
2017 Jose Altuve Houston (AL) 2B
2016 Mike Trout LA Angels (AL) CF
2015 Bryce Harper Washington (NL) RF
Best Player
Best Player
Year Player Team Position
2016 David Ortiz Boston (AL) DH
2015 Bryce Harper Washington (NL) RF
Best Pitcher
Year Player Team Position
2017 Corey Kluber Cleveland (AL) P
2016 Max Scherzer Washington (NL) SP
2015 Jake Arrieta Chi Cubs (NL) SP
Best Rookie
Best Rookie
Year Player Team Position
2017 Aaron Judge NY Yankees (AL) RF
2016 Corey Seager LA Dodgers (NL) SS
2015 Kris Bryant Chi Cubs (NL) 3B
Best Moment
Year Player Team Position
2015 Eric Hosmer Kansas City (AL) 1B
Best Breakout Player
Year Player Team Position
2015 Jake Arrieta Chi Cubs (NL) P
Best Bounceback Player
Year Player Team Position
2015 Prince Fielder Texas (AL) 1B
Best Play, Offense
Year Player Team Position
2017 Nolan Arenado Colorado (NL) 3B
2016 Tyler Naquin Cleveland (AL) CF
2015 Jose Bautista Toronto (AL) RF
Best Play, Defense
Year Player Team Position
2017 Austin Jackson Cleveland (AL) CF
2016 Anthony Rizzo Chi Cubs (NL) 1B
2015 Josh Donaldson Toronto (AL) 3B
Best Performance
Year Player Team Position
2017 Anthony Rendon Washington (NL) 3B
2016 Max Scherzer Washington (NL) SP
2015 Max Scherzer Washington (NL) P
Best Major Leaguer, Postseason
Year Player Team Position
2017 Justin Verlander Houston (AL) P
2017 Jose Altuve Houston (AL) 2B
2016 Andrew Miller Cleveland (AL) RP
2015 Wade Davis Kansas City (AL) P
Best Defensive Player
Year Player Team Position
2017 Nolan Arenado Colorado (NL) 3B
2016 Francisco Lindor Cleveland (AL) SS
2015 Kevin Kiermaier Tampa Bay (AL) RF
Best Social Media Personality
Year Player Team Position
2016 Anthony Rizzo Chi Cubs (NL) 1B
2015 Chris Archer Tampa Bay (AL) P