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Milwaukee BBWAA Chapter Announces Brewers 2013 Award Winners

The Milwaukee Brewers today announced their postseason award winners as voted by members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). A total of eight ballots were cast for each award, assigning five points for first place, three for second and one for third.

Center fielder Carlos Gomez was voted Brewers Most Valuable Player as he received all eight first-place votes (40 points).  Shortstop Jean Segura finished second with 18 points.

Gomez, a first-time All-Star selection this season, batted .284 with 24 HR, 73 RBI and 40 stolen bases in 147 games. He was among the National League leaders in triples (T2nd, 10), stolen bases (4th), slugging percentage (7th, .506) and extra-base hits (T8th, 61). Gomez became the first player in franchise history to produce 20+ home runs and 40+ stolen bases in a season. He was the only player in the Major Leagues to accomplish that feat in 2013. The Gold Glove Award candidate also recorded 12 assists in center field, which ranked second in the Major Leagues from that position.

Kyle Lohse was voted Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher as he received all eight first-place votes (40 points). Jim Henderson (24 points), Brandon Kintzler (7) and Yovani Gallardo (1) also received consideration. Lohse, who signed with the Brewers as a free agent on March 25, went 11-10 with a 3.35 ERA in 32 starts during his first season in Milwaukee. He led the team in ERA, innings pitched (198.2) and quality starts (20). He ranked fifth in the National League in fewest walks per nine innings (1.6). Lohse went 10-4 with a 2.91 ERA over his last 22 starts, posting 16 quality starts (139ip, 45er).

Lohse (38 points) was also voted Brewers Top Newcomer, receiving seven first-place votes and one second-place vote. He was followed by second baseman Scooter Gennett (26 points – one first-place vote). Outfielder Khris Davis (7 points) and pitcher Tyler Thornburg (1) were also listed on ballots.

Right fielder Norichika Aoki (34 points) received five first-place votes and three second-place votes to edge pitcher Brandon Kintzler (27 points – three first place-votes, four second-place votes) and earn Brewers Unsung Hero honors. A total of eight players were listed on ballots for this award.

Aoki batted .286 with 8 HR, 37 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 155 games. He ranked among the National League leaders in multi-hit games (T7th, 50) and hits (T10th, 171). He led the team in games, at-bats (597), on-base percentage (.356) and walks (55) while tying Carlos Gomez for the team lead in runs (80). Aoki struck out just 40 times in 674 plate appearances this season, the best ratio in the Major Leagues (16.9).

Catcher Jonathan Lucroy (33 points) earned the Good Guy Award, receiving six first-place votes and one second place vote. The other first-place votes went to center fielder Carlos Gomez, who finished second with 18 points, and shortstop Jean Segura. A total of nine players were listed on ballots for this honor, the most of any award this season.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Milwaukee BBWAA Chapter Announces Brewers 2012 Award Winners

The Milwaukee Brewers today announced their postseason award winners as voted by members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). A total of eight ballots were cast for each award, assigning five points for first place, three for second and one for third.

Left fielder Ryan Braun was voted Brewers Most Valuable Player for the second straight season as he received all eight first-place votes (40 points). He was followed by third baseman Aramis Ramirez (24 points) and first baseman Corey Hart (8 points). Braun is the first player since first baseman Richie Sexson (2001-03) to win the award in consecutive seasons.

Braun batted .319 with 41 HR, 112 RBI and 30 stolen bases in 154 games this season. He led the National League in home runs, total bases (356), runs (108) and OPS (.987) while tying for the lead in extra-base hits (80). He was also among the National League leaders in RBI (2nd), hits (2nd, 191), slugging percentage (2nd, .595), batting average (3rd), on-base percentage (3rd, .391) and stolen bases (T9th). Braun produced just the 11th “40/30” season in Major League history.

Yovani Gallardo was voted Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher as he received all eight first-place votes (40 points). Marco Estrada (13 points) and Mike Fiers (8 points) were his closest competition. Gallardo went 16-9 with a 3.66 ERA in 33 starts this season. He ranked among the National League leaders in quality starts (T2nd, 25), strikeouts (6th, 204) and wins (T6th). The team went 22-11 in his starts.

Third baseman Aramis Ramirez (38 points) was voted Brewers Top Newcomer, receiving seven first-place votes and one second-place vote. He was followed by outfielder Norichika Aoki (23 points – 1 first-place vote). Ramirez, who was signed by the Brewers as a free agent last December 14, batted .300 with 27 HR and 105 RBI in 149 games this season. He led the National League in doubles (50) and tied Ryan Braun for the NL lead in extra-base hits (80) while ranking among the leaders in total bases (4th, 308), RBI (4th) and slugging percentage (5th, .540). Ramirez also led all Major League third basemen with a .977 fielding percentage as he committed just seven errors in 300 total chances.

Pitcher Marco Estrada (18 points) received two first-place votes, two second-place votes and two third-place votes to narrowly edge outfielder Carlos Gomez (16 points – 2 first place-votes, 2 second-place votes) to earn Brewers Unsung Hero honors. Catcher Martin Maldonado (14 points), outfielder Norichika Aoki (11 points – 2 first-place votes) and pitcher Mike Fiers (5 points) also received first-place votes.

Estrada went 5-7 with a 3.64 ERA in 29 appearances (23 starts) this season. He was the victim of five blown saves. He went 5-2 with a 2.03 ERA over his last eight starts (48.2ip, 11er). Estrada recorded 143 strikeouts in just 138.1 innings pitched this season.

Closer John Axford (26 points) earned the Good Guy Award, receiving two first-place votes, five second-place votes and one third-place vote. First baseman Corey Hart (18 points – 3 first-place votes), outfielder Carlos Gomez (8 points), pitcher Marco Estrada (6 points) and outfielder Nyjer Morgan (5 points) also received first-place votes.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

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