Eastern League Most Valuable Player Award

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Eastern League
Most Valuable Player Award
Awarded forEastern League's Regular Season MVP
CountryUnited States
First awarded1962
Currently held byCavan Biggio

The Eastern League Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) is an annual award given to the best player in minor league baseball's Eastern League. In 1962, Jim Ray Hart won the first ever Eastern League MVP Award.

First basemen, with 16 winners, have won the most among infielders, followed by third basemen (8), second basemen (2), and shortstops (1). Five catchers have also won the award. Three players who won the award were pitchers. Twenty-one outfielders have won the MVP Award, the most of any position.

Seven players from the Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball (MLB) organization have won the MVP Award, more than any other, followed by the Pittsburgh Pirates organization (6); the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, and Montreal Expos organizations (5); the New York Mets, and the Toronto Blue Jays organizations (4); the Boston Red Sox, and the New York Yankees organizations (3); the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, and Milwaukee Brewers organizations (2); and the Florida Marlins, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, and Texas Rangers organizations (1).

Key[edit]

Position Indicates the player's primary position

Winners[edit]

Bob Chance, 1963 Eastern League MVP
Matt Stairs, 1991 Eastern League MVP
Adam Lind, 2006 Eastern League MVP
Lou Montañez, 2008 Eastern League MVP
Year Winner Team Organization Position Ref
1962 Jim Ray Hart Springfield Giants San Francisco Giants Third baseman [1]
1963 Bob Chance Charleston Indians Cleveland Indians First baseman [2]
1964 Frank Bertaina Elmira Pioneers Baltimore Orioles Pitcher [3]
1965 Owen Johnson Pittsfield Red Sox Boston Red Sox Catcher [4]
1966 Tom Fisher Elmira Pioneers Baltimore Orioles Pitcher [5]
1967 Bernie Smith Williamsport Mets New York Mets Outfielder [6]
1968 Carmen Fanzone Pittsfield Red Sox Boston Red Sox Third baseman [7]
1969 Ángel Mangual York Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder [8]
1970 Greg Luzinski Reading Phillies Philadelphia Phillies First baseman [9]
1971 Gene Locklear Trois-Rivieres Aigles Cincinnati Reds Outfielder [10]
1972 Fernando González Sherbrooke Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates Third baseman [11]
1973 Tom Robson Pittsfield Rangers Texas Rangers First baseman [12]
1974 Ken Macha Thetford Mines Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates Catcher [13]
1975 Dave Bergman West Haven Yankees New York Yankees First baseman [14]
1976 Dan Thomas Berkshire Brewers Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder [15]
1977 Harry Spilman Trois-Rivieres Aigles Cincinnati Reds First baseman [16]
1978 Jeff Yurak Holyoke Millers Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder [17]
1979 Rick Lancellotti Buffalo Bisons Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder [18]
1980 Mark Davis Reading Phillies Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher [19]
1981 Ron Kittle Glens Falls White Sox Chicago White Sox Outfielder [20]
1982 Jim Bennett West Haven A's Oakland Athletics Outfielder [21]
1983 Jeff Stone Reading Phillies Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder [22]
1984 Pat Adams Glens Falls White Sox Chicago White Sox First baseman [23]
1985 Cory Snyder Waterbury Indians Cleveland Indians Third baseman [24]
1986 Rafael Palmeiro Pittsfield Cubs Chicago Cubs Outfielder [25]
1987 Mark Grace Pittsfield Cubs Chicago Cubs First baseman [26]
1988 Rob Richie Glens Falls Tigers Detroit Tigers Outfielder [27]
1989 Wes Chamberlain Harrisburg Senators Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder [28]
1990 Jeff Bagwell New Britain Red Sox Boston Red Sox Third baseman [29]
1991 Matt Stairs Harrisburg Senators Montreal Expos Second baseman [30]
1992 Russ Davis Albany-Colonie Yankees New York Yankees Third baseman [31]
1993 Cliff Floyd Harrisburg Senators Montreal Expos First baseman [32]
1994 Mark Grudzielanek Harrisburg Senators Montreal Expos Shortstop [33]
1995 Jay Payton Binghamton Mets New York Mets Outfielder [34]
1996 Vladimir Guerrero Harrisburg Senators Montreal Expos Outfielder [35]
1997 Kevin Millar Portland Sea Dogs Florida Marlins First baseman [36]
1998 Calvin Pickering Bowie Baysox Baltimore Orioles First baseman [37]
1999 Andy Tracy Harrisburg Senators Montreal Expos Third baseman [38]
2000 Adam Hyzdu Altoona Curve Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder [39]
2001 Marlon Byrd Reading Phillies Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder [40]
2002 Víctor Martínez Akron Aeros Cleveland Indians Catcher [41]
2003 Alex Ríos New Haven Ravens Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder [42]
2004 Ryan Howard Reading Phillies Philadelphia Phillies First baseman [43]
2005 Mike Jacobs Binghamton Mets New York Mets First baseman [44]
2006 Adam Lind New Hampshire Fisher Cats Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder [45]
2007 Jordan Brown Akron Aeros Cleveland Indians First baseman [46]
2008 Lou Montañez Bowie Baysox Baltimore Orioles Outfielder [47]
2009 Carlos Santana Akron Aeros Cleveland Indians Catcher [48]
2010 Brandon Laird Trenton Thunder New York Yankees Third baseman [49]
2011 Travis d'Arnaud New Hampshire Fisher Cats Toronto Blue Jays Catcher [50]
2012 Darin Ruf Reading Phillies Philadelphia Phillies First baseman [51]
2013 Allan Dykstra Binghamton Mets New York Mets First baseman [52]
2014 Steven Moya Erie SeaWolves Detroit Tigers Outfielder [53]
2015 Brock Stassi Reading Fightin Phils Philadelphia Phillies First baseman [54]
2016 Dylan Cozens Reading Fightin Phils Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder [55]
2017 Garabez Rosa Bowie Baysox Baltimore Orioles Outfielder [56]
2018 Cavan Biggio New Hampshire Fisher Cats Toronto Blue Jays Second baseman [57]

References[edit]

General
  • "Season-Ending Awards". Eastern League. Minor League Baseball. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
Specific
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  2. ^ "Bob Chance Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  3. ^ "Frank Bertaina Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  4. ^ "Owen Johnson Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  5. ^ "Tom Fisher Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  6. ^ "Bernie Smith Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "Carmen Fanzone Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  8. ^ "Ángel Mangual Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  9. ^ "Greg Luzinski Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  10. ^ "Gene Locklear Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  11. ^ "Fernando González Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  12. ^ "Tom Robson Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  13. ^ "Ken Macha Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  14. ^ "Dave Bergman Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  15. ^ "Dan Thomas Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  16. ^ "Harry Spilman Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  17. ^ "Jeff Yurak Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  18. ^ "Rick Lancellotti Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  19. ^ "Mark Davis Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  20. ^ "Ron Kittle Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  21. ^ "Jim Bennett Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  22. ^ "Jeff Stone Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  23. ^ "Pat Adams Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  24. ^ "Cory Snyder Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  25. ^ "Rafael Palmeiro Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  26. ^ "Mark Grace Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  27. ^ "Rob Richie Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  28. ^ "Wes Chamberlain Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  29. ^ "Jeff Bagwell Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  30. ^ "Matt Stairs Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  31. ^ "Russ Davis Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  32. ^ "Cliff Floyd Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  33. ^ "Mark Grudzielanek Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  34. ^ "Jay Payton Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  35. ^ "Vladimir Guerrero Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  36. ^ "Kevin Millar Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  37. ^ "Calvin Pickering Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  38. ^ "Andy Tracy Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  39. ^ "Adam Hyzdu Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  40. ^ "Marlon Byrd Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  41. ^ "Víctor Martínez Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  42. ^ "Alex Ríos Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  43. ^ "Ryan Howard Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  44. ^ "Mike Jacobs Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  45. ^ "Adam Lind Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  46. ^ "Jordan Brown Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  47. ^ "Lou Montañez Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  48. ^ "Carlos Santana Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  49. ^ "Brandon Laird Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  50. ^ "Travis d'Arnaud Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  51. ^ "Darin Ruf Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  52. ^ "Allan Dykstra Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  53. ^ "Steven Moya Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  54. ^ "Brock Stassi Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  55. ^ "Dylan Cozens Named Eastern League MVP.". MiLB.com. Retrieved on November 11, 2016.
  56. ^ "Bowie's Garabez Rosa Wins MVP Award.". MiLB.com. Retrieved on September 6, 2017.
  57. ^ "Fisher Cats' Biggio named EL MVP.". MiLB.com. Retrieved on September 10, 2018.