Winners of Outstanding DH of the Year

November 30th, 2021

Awarded to the top designated hitter annually since the DH was implemented in 1973, the Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award was renamed for Martinez in 2004. Below is a list of the winner from each season since the award's inception:

2021: Shohei Ohtani (Angels)
2020: Marcell Ozuna (Atlanta)
2019: Nelson Cruz (Minnesota)
2018: Khris Davis (Oakland)
2017: Nelson Cruz (Seattle)
2016: David Ortiz (Boston)
2015: Kendrys Morales (Kansas City)
2014: Victor Martinez (Detroit)
2013: David Ortiz (Boston)
2012: Billy Butler (Kansas City)
2011: David Ortiz (Boston)
2010: Vladimir Guerrero (Texas)
2009: Adam Lind (Toronto)
2008: Aubrey Huff (Baltimore)
2007: David Ortiz (Boston)
2006: David Ortiz (Boston)
2005: David Ortiz (Boston)
2004: David Ortiz (Boston)
2003: David Ortiz (Boston)
2002: Ellis Burks (Cleveland)
2001: Edgar Martinez (Seattle)
2000: Edgar Martinez (Seattle)
1999: Rafael Palmeiro (Texas)
1998: Edgar Martinez (Seattle)
1997: Edgar Martinez (Seattle)
1996: Paul Molitor (Minnesota)
1995: Edgar Martinez (Seattle)
1994: Not awarded
1993: Paul Molitor (Toronto)
1992: Dave Winfield (Toronto)
1991: Chili Davis (Minnesota)
1990: Dave Parker (Milwaukee)
1989: Dave Parker (Oakland)
1988: Harold Baines (Chicago)
1987: Harold Baines (Chicago)
1986: Don Baylor (Boston)
1985: Don Baylor (New York)
1984: Dave Kingman (Oakland)
1983: Greg Luzinski (Chicago)
1982: Hal McRae (Kansas City)
1981: Greg Luzinski (Chicago)
1980: Hal McRae (Kansas City)
1979: Willie Horton (Seattle)
1978: Rusty Staub (Detroit)
1977: Jim Rice (Boston)
1976: Hal McRae (Kansas City)
1975: Willie Horton (Detroit)
1974: Tommy Davis (Baltimore)
1973: Orlando Cepeda (Boston)