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Minor League Players of the Year

Bob Feller Award

The Bob Feller Award is given out to the top pitcher in the Indians Minor League system.

Feller, the all-time winningest pitcher in franchise history, was a member of the Cleveland Indians from 1936 to 1956. As a 17 year old, Feller set a then franchise record with 17 strike outs in a game. He enlisted in the Navy at the outbreak of World War II and missed nearly four seasons of baseball. He helped the Indians win the organizations second World Series title in 1948 and hurled three no-hitters in his career. Feller was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

Recipients:

  • 1990     Charles Nagy
  • 1991     Mike Soper
  • 1992     Chad Ogea
  • 1993     John Carter
  • 1994     Steve Kline
  • 1995     Danny Graves
  • 1996     Danny Graves
  • 1997     Marc Deschenes
  • 1998     David Riske
  • 1999     Robert Pugmire
  • 2000     Jason Stanford
  • 2001     Mike Bacsik
  • 2002     Billy Traber
  • 2003     Fausto Carmona
  • 2004     Adam Miller
  • 2005     Jeremy Sowers
  • 2006     Adam Miller
  • 2007     Aaron Laffey
  • 2008     David Huff
  • 2009     Hector Rondon
  • 2010     Alex White
  • 2011     Chen-Chang Lee
  • 2012     Cody Allen
  • 2013     Cody Anderson
  • 2014     Ryan Merritt
  • 2015     Mike Clevenger

Lou Boudreau Award

The Lou Boudreau Award is given out to the top position player in the Indians Minor League system.

At 24 years old, Boudreau was named player manager in 1942, a position he held until 1950. Boudreau guided the Indians to a World Series title in 1948 and earned the American League MVP award that same season. He ranks in the top 10 of several franchise batting records. Among one of the most beloved players in Cleveland Indians history, he was elected to the Indians Hall of Fame in 1954 and to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970.

Recipients:

  • 1990     Jim Thome
  • 1991     Manny Ramirez
  • 1992     Ken Ramos
  • 1993     Jim Thome
  • 1994     David Bell
  • 1995     Richie Sexson
  • 1996     Russell Branyan
  • 1997     Sean Casey
  • 1998     Alex Ramirez
  • 1999     Scott Morgan
  • 2000     Billy Munoz
  • 2001     Victor Martinez
  • 2002     Victor Martinez
  • 2003     Grady Sizemore
  • 2004     Ryan Garko
  • 2005     Ryan Mulhern
  • 2006     Kevin Kouzmanoff
  • 2007     Asdrubal Cabrera
  • 2008     Beau Mills
  • 2009     Carlos Santana
  • 2010     Jason Kipnis
  • 2011     Jason Kipnis
  • 2012     Tim Fedroff
  • 2013     Joe Wendle
  • 2014     Giovanny Urshela
  • 2015     Bobby Bradley