Players Choice Awards

Major League Baseball Players Association Annual Awards

Since 1992, every player belonging to the Major League Baseball Players Association has been allowed to cast a vote on various categories in an effort to determine each year's winners of the Players Choice Awards.

The award titles have changed nearly every year since its inception, but the cause is the same as proceeds from the Players Choice Awards are used to benefit the Players Trust for Children:

In 2018, the Marvin Miller Man of the Year and Player of the Year award each received a $50,000 grant from the Major League Baseball Players trust to donate to a charity of their choice. The second and third-place finishers receive a $10,000 grant each.

Winners of the eight league-wide awards receive a $20,000 grant each. Second place finishers in those eight categories will receive $10,000 and the third-place finishers will receive $5,000.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive breakdown of every award issued at the Player's Choice Award banquet.

"It means a lot knowing the players voted for this (Players Choice Award). It's important because sometimes the media is very biased about who they like and who they don't like. The players give you an honest opinion." - Frank Thomas on ESPN2 (1993, Players Choice Awards, Live Speech)
Players Choice Awards

Players Choice Award Logo

In Chronological Order Then Alphabetically Grouped by Year

Year

Award Title

Name(s)

Lg

Team

Position

1992
AL

Oakland

P
NL

Pittsburgh

OF
1993
AL

Chicago

1B
NL

San Francisco

OF
1994
AL

New York

P
NL

Atlanta

P
AL

Chicago

1B
NL

Houston

1B
AL

Kansas City

DH
NL

Los Angeles

OF
1995
AL

Seattle

P
NL

Atlanta

P
AL

Cleveland

OF
NL

Colorado

OF
AL

Minnesota

OF
NL

Atlanta

3B
1996
AL

Toronto

P
NL

Atlanta

P
AL

Seattle

SS
NL

San Diego

3B
AL

New York

SS
NL

Los Angeles

OF
1997
AL

Cleveland

OF/DH
NL

Philadelphia/Florida

OF
AL/NL

Oakland/St. Louis

1B
AL

Toronto

P
NL

Montreal

P
AL

Seattle

OF
NL

Colorado

OF
AL

Boston

SS
NL

Philadelphia

3B
1998
AL

Baltimore

OF/DH
NL

San Diego

OF
AL

Minnesota

DH
NL

St. Louis

1B
AL

Toronto

P
AL

Boston

P
NL

Atlanta

P
AL

Seattle

SS
NL

Chicago

OF
AL

Oakland

OF
NL

Chicago

P
1999
AL

Oakland

DH
NL

Florida

P
NL

Chicago

OF

Player of the Decade Award

AL

Seattle

OF
AL

Boston

P
AL

Boston

P
NL

Houston

P
AL

Cleveland

OF
NL

Atlanta

3B
AL

Kansas City

OF
NL

Florida

OF
2000
AL

Chicago

DH
NL

Atlanta

1B
NL

St. Louis

OF
AL

Toronto

1B
AL

Boston

P
NL

Arizona

P
AL

Toronto

1B
NL

Colorado

1B
AL

Oakland

OF
NL

Atlanta

SS
2001
AL

Texas

OF
NL

St. Louis

P
AL

Cleveland

1B
NL

San Francisco

OF
AL

New York

P
NL

Arizona

P
AL

Texas

SS
NL

San Francisco

OF
AL

Seattle

OF
NL

St. Louis

3B
2002
AL

Anaheim

OF
NL

Philadelphia

C

Atlanta

P
NL

Atlanta

P
AL

Texas

SS
AL

Oakland

P
NL

Arizona

P
AL

Texas

SS
NL

San Francisco

OF
AL

Texas

3B
NL

Colorado

P
2003
AL

Chicago

P
NL

San Diego

P
NL

Atlanta

P
NL

St. Louis

3B
AL

Toronto

P
NL

Los Angeles

P
AL

Texas

SS
NL

St. Louis

3B
AL

Kansas City

SS
NL

Milwaukee

OF
2004
AL

New York

P
NL

St. Louis

P
NL

Philadelphia

1B
NL

San Francisco

OF
AL

Minnesota

P
NL

San Francisco

P
AL

Seattle

OF

NL

San Francisco

OF
AL

Oakland

SS
NL

Pittsburgh

OF
2005

AL

New York

1B/DH

NL

Cincinnati

OF

AL

Kansas City

1B/DH

NL

Atlanta

OF

AL

Los Angeles

P

NL

St. Louis

P

AL

Boston

DH

NL

Atlanta

OF

AL

Oakland

P

NL

Houston

OF

2006

AL

Oakland

DH

NL

Los Angeles

1B

NL

St. Louis

1B

NL

Philadelphia

1B

AL

Minnesota

P

NL

St. Louis

P

AL

Chicago

OF

NL

Philadelphia

1B

AL

Detroit

P

NL

Florida

2B

2007

AL

Tampa

1B

NL

Washington

1B

AL

Minnesota

OF

AL

New York

3B

AL

Cleveland

P

NL

San Diego

P

AL

New York

3B

NL

Milwaukee

1B

AL

Boston

2B

NL

Milwaukee

3B

2008

AL

Cleveland

P

NL

New York

OF

AL

Texas

SS

AL

Cleveland

P

NL

San Francisco

P

AL

Texas

OF

NL

St. Louis

1B

AL

Tampa Bay

3B

NL

Chicago

C

NL

St. Louis

1B

2009

AL

Toronto

2B

NL

St. Louis

P

AL

Detroit

OF

AL

Kansas City

P

NL

St. Louis

P

AL

Minnesota

C

NL

St. Louis

1B

AL

Chicago

3B

NL

Philadelphia

P

NL

St. Louis

1B

2010

AL

Texas

DH

NL

Atlanta

P

AL

Detroit

3B

AL

Tampa Bay

P

NL

Philadelphia

P

AL

Texas

OF

NL

Colorado

OF

AL

Detroit

OF

NL

San Francisco

C

NL

Colorado

OF

2011

AL

Boston

OF

NL

St. Louis

OF/1B

AL

Texas

SS

AL

Detroit

P

NL

Los Angeles

P

AL

New York

OF

NL

Los Angeles

OF

AL

Los Angeles

1B

NL

Atlanta

P

AL

Detroit

P

2012
AL
Chicago
DH
NL
San Francisco
C
NL
Atlanta
3B
AL
Tampa Bay
P
NL
New York
P
AL
Detroit
3B
NL
Pittsburgh
OF
AL
Los Angeles
OF
NL
Cincinnati
3B/1B
AL
Detroit
3B
2013
AL
New York
P
NL
Pittsburgh
P
AL
New York
P
AL
Detroit
P
NL
Los Angeles
P
AL
Detroit
3B
NL
Pittsburgh
OF
AL
Tampa Bay
OF
NL
Miami
P
AL
Detroit
3B
2014
AL
Seattle
P
NL
Miami
3B
NL
Los Angeles
P
AL
Seattle
P
NL
Los Angeles
P
AL
Los Angeles
OF
NL
Miami
OF
AL
Chicago
1B
NL
New York
P
NL
Los Angeles
P
2015
AL
Texas
DH
NL
New York
P
AL
Baltimore
CF
AL
Houston
P
NL
Los Angeles
P
AL
Toronto
3B
NL
Washington
RF
AL
Houston
SS
NL
Chicago
3B
AL
Toronto
3B
2016
AL
Baltimore
RF
NL
Miami
P
NL
New York
OF
AL
Boston
P
NL
Chicago
P
AL
Houston
2B
NL
Washington
1B
AL
Detroit
P
NL
Los Angeles
SS
AL
Houston
2B
2017
AL
Kansas City
3B
NL
Washington
3B
NL
Chicago
1B
AL
Cleveland
P
NL
Washington
P
AL
Houston
2B
NL
Miami
RF
AL
New York
RF
NL
Los Angeles
1B
AL
Houston
2B
2018
AL
Cleveland
LF
NL
Los Angeles
OF
ML
Toronto / Milwaukee
OF
AL
Tampa Bay
P
NL
New York
P
AL
Boston
OF
NL
Milwaukee
OF
AL
New York
3B
NL
Atlanta
OF
AL
Boston
DH / OF
2019
Not Yet Announced
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AL
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Award Title

Name(s)

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Team

Position

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