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Complete list of 2015 Esurance MLB Award winners

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Baseball's annual award seasons was memorable, filled with Gold Gloves, Silver Sluggers and Cy Youngs. And on Friday we got the grand finale, with the presentation of the Esurance MLB Awards.

Below is a complete list of the 22 winners honored during a special on MLB Network. All winners receive a Greatness in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) trophy.

Baseball's annual award seasons was memorable, filled with Gold Gloves, Silver Sluggers and Cy Youngs. And on Friday we got the grand finale, with the presentation of the Esurance MLB Awards.

Below is a complete list of the 22 winners honored during a special on MLB Network. All winners receive a Greatness in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) trophy.

Complete 2015 awards coverage

Note: 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, Tenn., next month.

Best Major Leaguer: The winner is Nationals phenom Bryce Harper, who hit .330, with 42 homers and an MLB-best 1.109 OPS. Winner >

2 charts that explain Harper's greatness

Best Everyday Player: The winner is Harper, who batted .330/.460/.649. Winner >

Video: Harper, Scherzer take home Esurance MLB Awards

Best Major Leaguer, Postseason: The winner is Royals reliever Wade Davis for his four saves, 18 strikeouts and 10 2/3 scoreless innings during KC's title run. Winner >

Best Defensive Player: The winner is Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier for his great arm, incredible speed and several spectacular catches. Winner >

Best Bounceback Player: The winner is Rangers DH/first baseman Prince Fielder, who hit .305 with 23 homers after playing just 42 games in 2014. Winner >

Best Breakout Player: The winner is Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta, who won an MLB-best 22 games with a 1.77 ERA and 236 strikeouts. Winner >

Best Social Media Post: The winner is @JerrySeinfeld for a tweet after Yoenis Cespedes was acquired by the Mets. Winner >

Best Performance: The winner is Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer for his second no-hitter of the season. Winner >

Best Celebrity Fan: The winner is Will Ferrell, who plays 10 positions for 10 teams in "Ferrell Takes the Field." Winner >

Best Fan Catch: The winner is a Cubs fan for catching a foul ball in her cup, then drinking the beverage -- with the ball still in the cup. Winner >

Best Player-Fan Interaction: The winner is Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen for giving his batting gloves to young fans. Winner >

Best Rookie: The winner is Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, who hit .275/.369/.488 with 26 homers and 99 RBIs. Winner >

Video: Arrieta, Bryant earn Esurance MLB Awards

Best Call, Radio: The winner is Howie Rose for his colorful description of Bartolo Colon's unlikely double. Winner >

Best Call, TV: The winner is Vin Scully on the Dodgers' "balk-off" win. Winner >

Video: Best Call, TV of the Year: Vin Scully's walk-off call

Best Starting Pitcher: The winner is Arrieta, who led the Majors with 22 wins and registered a historic second half (12-1, 0.75 ERA) that included an Aug. 30 no-hitter at Dodger Stadium. Winner >

Best Moment: The winner is Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer for his mad dash home to score the game-tying run in World Series Game 5. Winner >

Best Play, Offense: The winner is Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista for his decisive three-run home run and epic bat flip in ALDS Game 5. Winner >

Video: Best Offensive Play of the Year: Jose Bautista

Best Play, Defense: The winner is Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson for his diving catch into the stands. Winner >

Best Social Media Personality: The winner is Chris Archer for his analysis-filled takes on Twitter. Winner >

Best Trending Topic: The winner is the Blue Jays' seventh inning of American League Division Series Game 5. Winner >

Best MLB Interview: The winner is Stephen Vogt for his impersonation of Chris Farley. Winner >

Best Video Board Moment: The winner is Scully's return for 2016 announced by Magic Johnson and Jimmy Kimmel. Winner >

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.