It should come as no surprise that the American League MVP Award winner was also his team's MVP, as Jose Altuve took home the honor from the Houston chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.Altuve's latest MVP win led a full list of awards honoring the best of the
It should come as no surprise that the American League MVP Award winner was also his team's MVP, as Jose Altuve took home the honor from the Houston chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Altuve's latest MVP win led a full list of awards honoring the best of the World Series champions:
Astros MVP: Jose Altuve
Astros co-Pitchers of the Year:Dallas Keuchel and Brad Peacock
Astros Rookie of the Year:Yuli Gurriel
Darryl Kile Good Guy Award:Carlos Correa
Houston Area (non-Astro) Player of the Year:Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs
Fred Hartman Long and Meritorious Service Award: Bob Watson
This is the fourth time Altuve has won Astros MVP ('13, '14 and '16). The 27-year-old led the AL in hits for the fourth straight season while adding his third career batting title with an MLB-best .346 average.
Keuchel had a typically strong season, posting a 2.90 ERA in 145 2/3 innings shortened by midseason neck injury. By contrast, Peacock posted his best season with a 3.00 ERA, .615 opponents' OPS and 161 strikeouts in 132 innings, all career bests (min. 30 innings). Peacock also showed versatility, moving between the rotation and bullpen.
Older than your typical rookie, the 33-year-old Gurriel slashed .299/.332/.486 in his first full season. He set franchise rookie records for doubles (43), total bases (257) and slugging percentage (.485).
The Darryl Kile Good Guy Award is presented to "the player chosen as the most affable with teammates, fans and the press." Correa seemed a natural choice given his maturation as a leader on the team.
Goldschmidt, who played high school baseball at The Woodlands High School and in college at Texas State, was deemed the top Houston baseball player not on the Astros after finishing third in National League MVP Award voting and collecting his third career Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Awards.
Watson's honor for long and meritorious service recognizes six decades spent in baseball as a player, coach, general manager, executive and more. He spent 13 of his 18 seasons with the Astros and later ascended to the GM position in Houston in 1993, the second African-American to serve as a GM in Major League history.
Jack Baer is a reporter for MLB.com.