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2007 SPIBL Awards Nominees

Nominees for each award will be decided by the office of the commissioner and made public for all owners to vote upon.  Check here for detailed statistics and highlights of all award nominees.  Click on any player picture for more statistics.

  AL Most Valuable Player 

Voting Results 1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
Alfonso Soriano, HOU 9 5 0 60
David Ortiz, MIL 4 7 4 45
Joe Mauer, PIT 6 3 4 43
Jason Bay, LAS 2 1 4 17
Derek Jeter, SFS 1 1 1 9
Travis Hafner, NYA 0 2 2 8
Hanley Ramirez, PIT 0 2 1 7
Joe Nathan, CHA 0 1 3 6
Johan Santana, CHA 0 0 2 2

Nominees (in alphabetical order):

Jason Bay, Los Angeles Skyhawks

Jason Bay (Los Angeles Skyhawks) -- Left Field, 162 games, 613 at bats, 121 runs scored (4th), 174 hits, 26 doubles, 2 triples, 50 homeruns (4th), 131 RBIs (3rd), 89 walks (9th), 167 strikeouts (3rd), 2 stolen bases, .284 BA, .378 OBP, .577 SLG (9th), .955 OPS, 354 total bases (3rd).  Jason Bay of the Los Angeles Skyhawks (89-73, 1st in AL West) had a superb season while leading his team to the division crown.  His 354 total bases were 3rd in the AL.





Travis Hafner, New York FlatironsTravis Hafner (New York Flatirons) - Designated Hitter, 148 games, 512 at bats, 109 runs scored (9th), 155 hits, 30 doubles, 2 triples, 47 homeruns (5th), 131 RBIs (3rd), 93 walks (7th), 129 strikeouts, .303 BA, .415 OBP (4th), .645 SLG (3rd), 1.059 OPS, 330 total bases (8th).  Travis Hafner was a force to be reckoned with for the New York Flatirons (105-57, 2nd in AL East).  He ranked among the top five in homeruns, RBIs, on base percentage, and slugging percentage.



 

Derek Jeter, San Francisco Sea LionsDerek Jeter (San Francisco Sea Lions) - Shortstop, 162 G, 662 at bats (5th), 119 runs scored (6th), 215 hits (2nd), 37 doubles, 4 triples, 10 homeruns, 66 RBIs, 81 walks, 98 strikeouts, 38 stolen bases (7th), .325 BA (5th), .414 OBP (5th), .438 SLG, .852 OPS.  Derek Jeter displayed his versatility in 2007 for the San Francisco Sea Lions (84-78, 2nd in AL West).  He ranked among the top five in batting average, hits, and on base percentage.



 

Joe Mauer, Pittsburgh ConspiracyJoe Mauer (Pittsburgh Conspiracy) - Catcher, 151 games, 544 at bats, 102 runs scored, 209 hits (3rd), 48 doubles (7th), 7 triples, 19 homeruns, 111 RBIs (9th), 81 walks, 50 strikeouts, 13 stolen bases, .384 BA (1st), .454 OBP (1st), .603 SLG (7th), 1.057 OPS, 328 total bases (9th).  Joe Mauer of the Pittsburgh Conspiracy (107-55, 1st in AL East) showed what can happen when he stays healthy, leading the league in hitting and on base percentage.  He ranked among the top ten in hits, doubles, RBIs, slugging percentage, and total bases.


 

Joe Nathan, Chicago Blue KnightsJoe Nathan (Chicago Blue Knights) - Closer, 67 games pitched (1st), 63 games finished (1st), 54 saves (1st), .900 save PCT (1st), 5 wins, 2 losses, .714 win PCT, 65.2 innings, 36 hits allowed, 1 HR allowed, 13 walks, 87 strikeouts, 0.96 ERA, .161 OBA.  Joe Nathan of the Chicago Blue Knights (97-65, 2nd in AL Central) had one of the best seasons for a reliever in SPIBL history.  His 54 saves rank 4th all-time in league history.  Nathan led the league in saves, save percentage, games pitched, and games finished.  Opponents batted just .161 against him while posting an amazing ERA of 0.96.


 

David Ortiz, Milwaukee MaulersDavid Ortiz (Milwaukee Maulers) - Designated Hitter, 158 games, 588 at bats, 128 runs scored (2nd), 170 hits, 34 doubles, 4 triples, 63 homeruns (1st), 143 RBIs (2nd), 103 walks(5th), 130 strikeouts, 7 stolen bases, .289 BA, .400 OBP (8th), .682 SLG (1st), 1.082 OPS, 401 total bases (2nd).  David Ortiz of the Milwaukee Maulers (82-80, 3rd in AL Central) hit the 4th most homeruns in league history.  He ranked among the top three in homeruns, runs scored, RBIs, slugging percentage, and total bases.


 

Hanley Ramirez, Pittsburgh ConspiracyHanley Ramirez (Pittsburgh Conspiracy) - Shortstop, 157 games, 656 at bats (6th), 131 runs scored (1st), 190 hits (8th), 49 doubles (6th), 10 triples (5th), 9 homeruns, 75 RBIs, 66 walks, 136 strikeouts, 73 stolen bases (2nd), .290 BA, .353 OBP, .436 SLG, .789 OPS.  Hanley Ramirez did it all for the Pittsburgh Conspiracy (107-55, 1st in AL East).  He led the league in runs scored and finished in the top eight in hits, at bats, doubles, triples, and stolen bases.



 

Johan Santana, Chicago Blue KnightsJohan Santana (Chicago Blue Knights) - Starting Pitcher, 37 games started (1st), 24 wins (1st), 8 losses, .750 win PCT (4th), 285.0 innings (1st), 252 hits allowed, 43 HR allowed, 58 walks, 267 strikeouts (1st), 3.41 ERA (5th), .233 OBA, 7 complete games, 1 shutout.  Johan Santana of the Chicago Blue Knights (97-65, 2nd in AL Central) led the league in wins and strikeouts for the second time in his career.



 

John Smoltz, Los Angeles SkyhawksJohn Smoltz (Los Angeles Skyhawks) - Starting Pitcher, 36 games started, 23 wins (2nd), 9 losses, .719 win PCT (7th), 263.0 innings, 237 hits allowed, 32 HR allowed, 74 walks, 239 strikeouts, 3.22 ERA (3rd), .236 OBA, 7 complete games (6th), 2 shutouts (6th).  John Smoltz made a big splash in his first season with the Los Angeles Skyhawks (89-73, 1st in AL West).  He ranked among the top three in wins and earned run average.



 

Alfonso Soriano, Houston Black DogsAlfonso Soriano (Houston Black Dogs) - Left Field, 162 games, 641 at bats, 120 runs scored (5th), 179 hits, 36 doubles, 8 triples (9th), 60 homeruns (2nd), 147 RBIs (1st), 48 walks, 153 strikeouts (6th), 27 stolen bases, .279 BA, .342 OBP, .641 SLG (5th), .983 OPS, 411 total bases (1st).  Alfonso Soriano was the big thunder in the Houston Black Dogs (97-65, 1st in AL Central) lineup.  He became just the fourth SPIBL player to reach 60 homeruns in a season and led the league in RBIs and total bases.

 

 

  NL Most Valuable Player 

Voting Results 1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
Jermaine Dye, PHI 11 7 1 77
Miguel Cabrera, PHI 7 9 4 66
Bill Hall, TOR 2 1 10 23
Carl Crawford, KCN 3 2 1 22
Grady Sizemore, KCN 0 2 2 8
Chase Utley, ANA 0 1 2 5
Prince Fielder, BAL 0 1 1 4
Roy Halladay, KCN 0 0 1 1
Francisco Rodriguez, KCN 0 0 1 1

Nominees (in alphabetical order):

Miguel Cabrera, Philadelphia PhanaticsMiguel Cabrera (Philadelphia Phanatics) - Third Base, 162 games, 634 at bats (7th), 125 runs scored (1st), 217 hits (1st), 59 doubles (2nd), 0 triples, 30 homeruns, 128 RBIs (3rd), 77 walks, 129 strikeouts, 2 stolen bases, .342 BA (1st), .424 OBP (2nd), .577 SLG (4th), 1.001 OPS, 366 total bases (3rd).  Miguel Cabrera did it again in 2007 for the Philadelphia Phanatics (88-74, 1st in NL East), clinching his second straight NL batting title.  He also led the league in hits and runs scored while ranking among the top five in RBIs, doubles, on base percentage, slugging percentage, and total bases.


 

Carl Crawford, Kansas City MonarchsCarl Crawford (Kansas City Monarchs) - Left Field, 162 games, 658 at bats (3rd), 117 runs scored (5th), 216 hits (2nd), 25 doubles, 17 triples (1st), 16 homeruns, 79 RBIs, 46 walks, 93 strikeouts, 85 stolen bases (1st), .328 BA (4th), .378 OBP (10th), .491 SLG, .869 OPS, 323 total bases (6th).  Carl Crawford of the Kansas City Monarchs (108-54, 1st in NL Central) was a true offensive catalyst, leading the league in triples and stolen bases.  He ranked among the top five in at bats, runs, hits, and batting average.  Crawford won Player Of The Block twice in 2007.


 

Jermaine Dye, Philadelphia PhanaticsJermaine Dye (Philadelphia Phanatics) - Right Field, 154 games, 579 at bats, 120 runs scored (2nd), 188 hits (6th), 32 doubles, 7 triples, 52 homeruns (1st), 145 RBIs (1st), 72 walks, 126 strikeouts, 2 stolen bases, .325 BA (5th), .401 OBP (5th), .674 SLG (1st), 1.074 OPS, 390 total bases (1st).  Jermaine Dye of the Philadelphia Phanatics (88-74, 1st in NL East) was the National League's biggest run producer in 2007.  He led the league in homeruns, RBIs, slugging percentage, and total bases, while finishing second in runs scored.  He ranked among the top five in batting average and on base percentage.


 

Prince Fielder, Baltimore StarsPrince Fielder (Baltimore Stars) - First Base, 157 games, 600 at bats, 86 runs scored, 187 hits (7th), 41 doubles, 2 triples, 32 homeruns, 98 RBIs, 55 walks, 129 strikeouts, 4 stolen bases, .312 BA (9th), .378 OBP (10th), .547 SLG (6th), .924 OPS, 328 total bases (5th).  Prince Fielder had a spectacular year for the Baltimore Stars (84-78, 2nd in NL East), leading his team in nearly all offensive categories.  He ranked among the top ten in the NL in hits, batting average, on base percentage, slugging percentage, and total bases, all as a rookie.


 

Bill Hall, Toronto SharpshootersBill Hall (Toronto Sharpshooters) - Third Base, 148 games, 580 at bats, 112 runs scored (7th), 167 hits, 41 doubles, 6 triples, 49 homeruns (2nd), 137 RBIs (2nd), 77 walks, 193 strikeouts (2nd), 7 stolen bases, .288 BA, .371 OBP, .633 SLG (2nd), 1.004 OPS, 367 total bases (2nd).  Bill Hall helped keep the Toronto Sharpshooters (96-66, 2nd in NL Central) among the elite teams in the NL.  He ranked second in homeruns, RBIs, slugging percentage, and total bases, while finishing seventh in runs scored.


 

Roy Halladay, Kansas City MonarchsRoy Halladay (Kansas City Monarchs) - Starting Pitcher, 35 games started, 22 wins (1st), 6 losses, .786 win PCT (1st), 264.0 innings (1st), 226 hits allowed, 25 HR allowed, 44 walks, 137 strikeouts, 2.76 ERA (1st), .233 OBA, 5 complete games (4th), 4 shutouts (1st).  Roy Halladay of the Kansas City Monarchs (108-54, 1st in NL Central) was the most dominant starter in the NL.  He ranked first in wins, win percentage, innings, earned run average, and shutouts.



 

Francisco Rodriguez, Kansas City MonarchsFrancisco Rodriguez (Kansas City Monarchs) - Closer, 65 games pitched, 56 games finished (2nd), 43 saves (1st), .878 save PCT (4th), 4 wins, 1 loss, .800 win PCT, 73.2 innings, 40 hits allowed, 5 HR allowed, 25 walks, 98 strikeouts, 1.47 ERA, .161 OBA.  Francisco Rodriguez once again solidified the bullpen of the Kansas City Monarchs (108-54, 1st in NL Central), leading the league in saves.  He ranked among the top five in games finished and save percentage while nearly recording a triple-digit strikeout total,


 

Grady Sizemore, Kansas City MonarchsGrady Sizemore (Kansas City Monarchs) - Center Field, 162 games, 620 at bats, 118 runs scored (3rd), 184 hits (10th), 50 doubles (5th), 12 triples (4th), 26 homeruns, 110 RBIs (9th), 72 walks, 131 strikeouts, 28 stolen bases (7th), .297 BA, .381 OBP (9th), .542 SLG (8th), .923 OPS, 336 total bases (4th).  Grady Sizemore of the Kansas City Monarchs (108-54, 1st in NL Central) has emerged as one of the best young players in the game today.  He ranked among the top ten in runs, hits, doubles, triples, RBIs, stolen bases, on base percentage, slugging percentage, and total bases.


 

Chase Utley, Anaheim AntsChase Utley (Anaheim Ants) - Second Base, 162 games, 638 at bats (6th), 94 runs scored, 180 hits, 35 doubles, 4 triples, 29 homeruns, 114 RBIs (8th), 67 walks, 128 strikeouts, 6 stolen bases, .282 BA, .359 OBP, .486 SLG, .845 OPS.  Chase Utley was a major reason why the Anaheim Ants (94-68, 1st in NL West) led their division from day one to 162.  He ranked among the top eight in at bats and RBIs while putting together a terrific 2007 campaign.



 

Michael Young, Colorado Gold KingsMichael Young (Colorado Gold Kings) - Shortstop, 162 games, 704 at bats (1st), 118 runs scored (3rd), 203 hits (3rd), 40 doubles, 2 triples, 19 homeruns, 71 RBIs, 47 walks, 104 strikeouts, 2 stolen bases, .288 BA, .332 OBP, .432 SLG, .764 OPS,  Michael Young led the Colorado Gold Kings (86-76, 2nd in NL West) to their first postseason appearance behind a terrific bat, ranking among the top three in at bats, runs scored, and hits.

 

 

  AL Cy Young 

Voting Results 1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
Johan Santana, CHA 5 8 5 54
Joe Nathan, CHA 6 5 3 48
John Smoltz, LAS 5 4 3 40
Chris Carpenter, NYA 3 2 7 28
Brandon Webb, HOU 2 1 2 15
Andy Pettitte, HOU 1 1 0 8
Jonathan Papelbon, MIL 0 1 1 4
Curt Schilling, NYA 0 0 1 1

Nominees (in alphabetical order):

Chris Carpenter, New York FlatironsChris Carpenter (New York Flatirons) - Starting Pitcher, 35 games started, 20 wins (4th), 6 losses, .769 win PCT (3rd), 240.2 innings (8th), 206 hits allowed, 25 HR allowed, 54 walks, 206 strikeouts (5th), 3.18 ERA (2nd), .231 OBA, 5 complete games, 1 shutout, 1 save.  Chris Carpenter was a true ace for the New York Flatirons (105-57, 2nd in AL East), logging 20 wins with an ERA that was good for second in the AL.  He also ranked among the top five in win percentage and strikeouts,


 

Mike Mussina, Chicago Blue KnightsMike Mussina (Chicago Blue Knights) - Starting Pitcher, 35 games started, 19 wins (6th), 8 losses, .704 win PCT (9th), 248.1 innings (7th), 246 hits allowed, 33 HR allowed, 43 walks, 184 strikeouts (9th), 3.81 ERA, .258 OBA, 3 complete games, 2 shutouts (6th).  Mike Mussina brought the Chicago Blue Knights (97-65, 2nd in AL Central) to a different level in 2007, stepping in for the injured Pedro Martinez.  He ranked among the top ten in wins, win percentage, innings, strikeouts, and shutouts.


 

Joe Nathan, Chicago Blue KnightsJoe Nathan (Chicago Blue Knights) - Closer, 67 games pitched (1st), 63 games finished (1st), 54 saves (1st), .900 save PCT (1st), 5 wins, 2 losses, .714 win PCT, 65.2 innings, 36 hits allowed, 1 HR allowed, 13 walks, 87 strikeouts, 0.96 ERA, .161 OBA.  Joe Nathan of the Chicago Blue Knights (97-65, 2nd in AL Central) had one of the best seasons for a reliever in SPIBL history.  His 54 saves rank 4th all-time in league history.  Nathan led the league in saves, save percentage, games pitched, and games finished.  Opponents batted just .161 against him while posting an amazing ERA of 0.96.


 

Jonathan Papelbon, Milwaukee MaulersJonathan Papelbon (Milwaukee Maulers) - Closer, 54 games pitched, 45 games finished (6th), 34 saves (4th), .895 save PCT (2nd), 4 wins, 3 losses, .571 Win PCT, 67.0 innings, 34 hits allowed, 1 HR allowed, 14 walks, 83 strikeouts, 1.75 ERA, .148 OBA.  Jonathan Papelbon was the real deal for the Milwaukee Maulers (82-80, 3rd in AL Central), allowing just 48 base runners all year.  He ranked fourth in saves and second in save percentage.



 

Andy Pettitte, Houston Black DogsAndy Pettitte (Houston Black Dogs) - Starting Pitcher, 36 games started, 21 wins (3rd), 10 losses, .677 win PCT (10th), 256.1 innings (5th), 274 hits allowed (5th), 35 HR allowed, 90 walks (3rd), 213 strikeouts (4th), 4.46 ERA, .272 OBA, 7 complete games (6th), 2 shutouts (6th).  Andy Pettitte of the Houston Black Dogs (97-65, 1st in AL Central) showed what a winner he is this season, winning 21 games despite allowing over 360 base runners in 256 innings pitched.  He finished fourth in total strikeouts.


 

Johan Santana, Chicago Blue KnightsJohan Santana (Chicago Blue Knights) - Starting Pitcher, 37 games started (1st), 24 wins (1st), 8 losses, .750 win PCT (4th), 285.0 innings (1st), 252 hits allowed, 43 HR allowed, 58 walks, 267 strikeouts (1st), 3.41 ERA (5th), .233 OBA, 7 complete games, 1 shutout.  Johan Santana of the Chicago Blue Knights (97-65, 2nd in AL Central) led the league in wins and strikeouts for the second time in his career.



 

Curt Schilling, New York FlatironsCurt Schilling (New York Flatirons) - Starting Pitcher, 34 games started, 18 wins (7th), 7 losses, .720 win PCT (6th), 224.0 innings, 262 hits allowed (7th), 40 HR allowed, 42 walks, 202 strikeouts (7th), 4.42 ERA, .289 OBA, 2 complete games.  Curt Schilling of the New York Flatirons (105-57, 2nd in AL East) rebounded nicely from his injury that limited him in 2006.  He ranked among the top eight in wins, win percentage, and strikeouts.



 

John Smoltz, Los Angeles SkyhawksJohn Smoltz (Los Angeles Skyhawks) - Starting Pitcher, 36 games started, 23 wins (2nd), 9 losses, .719 win PCT (7th), 263.0 innings, 237 hits allowed, 32 HR allowed, 74 walks, 239 strikeouts, 3.22 ERA (3rd), .236 OBA, 7 complete games (6th), 2 shutouts.  John Smoltz made a big splash in his first season with the Los Angeles Skyhawks (89-73, 1st in AL West).  He ranked among the top three in wins and earned run average.



 

Brandon Webb, Houston Black DogsBrandon Webb (Houston Black Dogs) - Starting Pitcher, 36 games started, 20 wins (4th), 12 losses, .625 win PCT, 281.2 innings (2nd), 281 hits allowed, 21 HR allowed, 72 walks, 204 strikeouts (6th), 3.23 ERA (4th), .259 OBA, 16 complete games (1st), 6 shutouts (1st).  There was no bigger workhorse than Brandon Webb of the Houston Black Dogs (97-65, 1st in AL Central), leading the league in complete games by nearly twice as much.  His six shutouts were best in all of SPIBL.


 

Dan Wheeler, New York FlatironsDan Wheeler (New York Flatirons) - Closer, 61 games pitched (4th), 48 games finished (4th), 38 saves (2nd), .844 save PCT (4th), 4 wins, 5 losses, .444 Win PCT, 68.1 innings, 55 hits allowed, 4 HR allowed, 21 walks, 85 strikeouts, 2.63 ERA, .221 OBA.  Dan Wheeler of the New York Flatirons (105-57, 2nd in AL East) was one of the top closers in the AL in 2007.  He ranked second in saves and fourth in games pitched, games finished, and save percentage.

 

 

  NL Cy Young 

Voting Results 1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
Roy Halladay, KCN 17 3 0 94
Erik Bedard, KCN 2 5 2 27
Matt Cain, ANA 2 4 4 26
Francisco Rodriguez, KCN 1 5 4 24
Bronson Arroyo, MIN 1 4 1 18
John Lackey, TOR 0 1 4 7
Carlos Zambrano, TOR 0 1 3 6
Scott Olsen, BAL 0 0 2 2
J.J. Putz, PHI 0 0 2 2
Chien-Ming Wang, COL 0 0 1 1

Nominees (in alphabetical order):

Bronson Arroyo, Minnesota MooseBronson Arroyo (Minnesota Moose) - Starting Pitcher, 32 games started, 18 wins (3rd), 9 losses, .667 win PCT (8th), 234.0 innings (5th), 185 hits allowed, 23 HR allowed, 66 walks, 179 strikeouts, 3.08 ERA (2nd), .213 OBA, 6 complete games (3rd), 3 shutouts (3rd).  Bronson Arroyo was a major bright spot for the Minnesota Moose (63-99, 4th in NL West) in 2007.  He ranked third in wins, complete games, and shutouts, while his 3.08 ERA was second in the league.  Opponents batted just .213 against Arroyo.


 

Erik Bedard, Kansas City MonarchsErik Bedard (Kansas City Monarchs) - Starting Pitcher, 35 games started, 20 wins (2nd), 8 losses, .714 win PCT (4th), 230.1 innings (9th), 212 hits allowed, 26 HR allowed, 80 walks, 193 strikeouts (7th), 4.22 ERA, .245 OBA, 1 complete game.  Erik Bedard of the Kansas City Monarchs (108-54, 1st in NL Central) was one of only two NL starters to reach the 20-win plateau.  He ranked ninth or better in win percentage, innings pitched, and strikeouts.



 

Matt Cain, Anaheim AntsMatt Cain (Anaheim Ants) - Starting Pitcher, 32 games started, 18 wins (3rd), 8 losses, .692 win PCT (5th), 210.1 innings, 162 hits allowed, 15 HR allowed, 98 walks, 196 strikeouts (6th), 3.64 ERA (7th), .212 OBA, 5 complete games, 4 shutouts (1st).  Cain vaulted onto the scene as the ace of the Anaheim Ants (94-68, 1st in NL West) and led the league in shutouts (4).  He ranked among the top seven in wins, win percentage, strikeouts, and ERA.



 

Roy Halladay, Kansas City MonarchsRoy Halladay (Kansas City Monarchs) - Starting Pitcher, 35 games started, 22 wins (1st), 6 losses, .786 win PCT (1st), 264.0 innings (1st), 226 hits allowed, 25 HR allowed, 44 walks, 137 strikeouts, 2.76 ERA (1st), .233 OBA, 5 complete games (4th), 4 shutouts (1st).  Roy Halladay of the Kansas City Monarchs (108-54, 1st in NL Central) was the most dominant starter in the NL.  He ranked first in wins, win percentage, innings, earned run average, and shutouts.



 

John Lackey, Toronto SharpshootersJohn Lackey (Toronto Sharpshooters) - Starting Pitcher, 36 games started, 18 wins (3rd), 10 losses, .643 win PCT (9th), 245.2 innings (3rd), 233 hits allowed, 32 HR allowed, 72 walks, 214 strikeouts (3rd), 4.21 ERA, .251 OBA, 3 complete games, 2 shutouts (4th).  John Lackey of the Toronto Sharpshooters (96-66, 2nd in NL Central) led his team in wins and shutouts and ranks among the top starters in the NL this season.



 

Scott Olsen, Baltimore StarsScott Olsen (Baltimore Stars) - Starting Pitcher, 32 games started, 17 wins (8th), 5 losses, .773 win PCT (2nd), 203.1 innings, 179 hits allowed, 24 HR allowed, 75 walks, 173 strikeouts, 3.45 ERA (3rd), .233 OBA, 2 complete games.  Scott Olsen performed more like a veteran than a rookie for the Baltimore Stars (84-78, 2nd in NL East), winning 17 games in his first full season.  He ranked second in win percentage and third in strikeouts.



 

J.J. Putz, Philadelphia PhanaticsJ.J. Putz (Philadelphia Phanatics) - Closer, 61 games pitched, 51 games finished (5th), 31 saves (6th), .838 save PCT (7th), 1 win, 5 losses, .167 win PCT, 66.0 innings, 52 hits allowed, 3 HR allowed, 10 walks, 98 strikeouts, 2.18 ERA, .211 OBA.  With no starter recording an ERA below 4.35 for his team, J.J. Putz was an integral part of the Philadelphia Phanatics (88-74, 1st in NL East) success in 2007.  His 31 saves ranked sixth overall in the NL.



 

Francisco Rodriguez, Kansas City MonarchsFrancisco Rodriguez (Kansas City Monarchs) - Closer, 65 games pitched, 56 games finished (2nd), 43 saves (1st), .878 save PCT (4th), 4 wins, 1 loss, .800 win PCT, 73.2 innings, 40 hits allowed, 5 HR allowed, 25 walks, 98 strikeouts, 1.47 ERA, .161 OBA.  Francisco Rodriguez once again solidified the bullpen of the Kansas City Monarchs (108-54, 1st in NL Central), leading the league in saves.  He ranked among the top five in games finished and save percentage while nearly recording a triple-digit strikeout total,


 

Chien-Ming Wang, Colorado Gold KingsChien-Ming Wang (Colorado Gold Kings) - Starting Pitcher, 35 games started, 18 wins (3rd), 10 losses, .643 win PCT (9th), 228.2 innings, 254 hits allowed (2nd), 22 HR allowed, 62 walks, 85 strikeouts, 4.13 ERA, .284 OBA, 2 complete games, 1 shutout, 1 save.  Chien-Ming Wang provided a reliable top-of-the-rotation starter for the Colorado Gold Kings (86-76, 2nd in NL West), which resulted in the team's first trip to the postseason.  He ranked third in wins with 18.



 

Carlos Zambrano, Toronto SharpshootersCarlos Zambrano (Toronto Sharpshooters) - Starting Pitcher, 36 games started, 17 wins (8th), 12 losses, .586 win PCT, 258.2 innings (2nd), 189 hits allowed, 31 HR allowed, 134 walks (1st), 270 strikeouts (1st), 3.65 ERA (8th), .205 OBA, 8 complete games, 1 shutout.  Carlos Zambrano's successful season for the Toronto Sharpshooters (96-66, 2nd in NL Central) starts with 270 strikeouts, which was tops in all of SPIBL.  He continually avoided trouble due to wildness by allowing an impressive .205 opponent batting average.

 

 

  AL Rookie of the Year 

Voting Results 1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
Hanley Ramirez, PIT 16 4 1 93
Jonathan Papelbon, MIL 5 13 3 67
Kenji Johjima, TEX 0 4 6 18
Justin Verlander, SFS 1 1 9 17
Cla Meredith, PIT 0 0 3 3

Nominees (in alphabetical order):

Kenji Johjima, Texas MissionsKenji Johjima (Texas Missions) - C, 125 G, 452 AB, 61 RS, 139 H, 15 DO, 2 TR, 24 HR, 65 RBI, 17 BB, 51 K, 4 HBP, 1 SB, .308 BA, .337 OBP, .509 SLG, .846 OPS.  Johjima brought stability to the Texas Missions (61-101, 4th in AL Central), while playing primarily against right-handed pitching.




 

Cla Meredith, Pittsburgh ConspiracyCla Meredith (Pittsburgh Conspiracy) - CP, 45 GP, 6-1, .857 Win PCT, 29 SV, .879 Sv PCT, 1.76 ERA, 46.0 IP, 34 HA, 10 BB, 37 K, .199 OBA, 1 HRA.  Meredith pitched nearly perfect every time on the mound for the Pittsburgh Conspiracy (107-55, 1st in AL East).




 

Jonathan Papelbon, Milwaukee MaulersJonathan Papelbon (Milwaukee Maulers) - CP, 54 GP, 4-3, .571 Win PCT, 34 SV, .895 Sv PCT, 1.75 ERA, 67.0 IP, 34 HA, 14 BB, 83 K, .148 OBA, 1 HRA.  Papelbon was the real deal for the Milwaukee Maulers (82-80, 3rd in AL Central), allowing just 48 base runners all year.




 

Hanley Ramirez, Pittsburgh ConspiracyHanley Ramirez (Pittsburgh Conspiracy) - SS, 157 G, 656 AB, 131 RS, 190 H, 49 DO, 10 TR, 9 HR, 75 RBI, 66 BB, 136 K, 1 HBP, 73 SB, 16 CS, .290 BA, .353 OBP, .436 SLG, .789 OPS.  Ramirez did it all for the Pittsburgh Conspiracy (107-55, 1st in AL East) and led the league in runs scored (131).




 

Justin Verlander, San Francisco Sea LionsJustin Verlander (San Francisco Sea Lions) - SP, 33 GS, 11-11, .500 Win PCT, 3.57 ERA, 237.0 IP, 227 HA, 78 BB, 141 K, .250 OBA, 30 HRA, 9 CG, 2 SH.  Verlander was a workhorse for the San Francisco Sea Lions (84-78, 2nd in AL West).

 

 

 

  NL Rookie of the Year 

Voting Results 1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
Prince Fielder, BAL 12 9 2 89
Matt Cain, ANA 9 7 6 72
Scott Olsen, BAL 2 3 6 25
Nick Markakis, TOR 0 2 8 14
Dan Uggla, COL 0 2 1 7

Nominees (in alphabetical order):

Matt Cain, Anaheim AntsMatt Cain (Anaheim Ants) - SP, 32 GS, 18-8, .692 Win PCT, 3.64 ERA, 210.1 IP, 162 HA, 98 BB, 196 K, .212 OBA, 15 HRA, 5 CG, 4 SH.  Cain vaulted onto the scene as the ace of the Anaheim Ants (94-68, 1st in NL West) and led the league in shutouts (4).




 

Prince Fielder, Baltimore StarsPrince Fielder (Baltimore Stars) - 1B, 157 G, 600 AB, 86 RS, 187 H, 41 DO, 2 TR, 32 HR, 98 RBI, 55 BB, 129 K, 11 HBP, 4 SB, 2 CS, .312 BA, .378 OBP, .547 SLG, .924 OPS.  Fielder had a spectacular year for the Baltimore Stars (84-78, 2nd in NL East), leading his team in nearly all offensive categories.




 

Nick Markakis, Toronto SharpshootersNick Markakis (Toronto Sharpshooters) - RF, 151 G, 464 AB, 79 RS, 149 H, 26 DO, 3 TR, 21 HR, 58 RBI, 44 BB, 66 K, 7 HBP, .321 BA, .386 OBP, .526 SLG, .912 OPS.  Markakis was a solid force for the Toronto Sharpshooters (96-66, 2nd in NL Central).  The lefty batted an amazing .359 against left-handed pitching.




 

Scott Olsen, Baltimore StarsScott Olsen (Baltimore Stars) - SP, 32 GS, 17-5, .773 Win PCT, 3.45 ERA, 203.1 IP, 179 HA, 75 BB, 173 K, .233 OBA, 24 HRA, 2 CG.  Olsen performed more like a veteran than a rookie for the Baltimore Stars (84-78, 2nd in NL East), pitching amazing down the stretch.




 

Dan Uggla, Colorado Gold KingsDan Uggla (Colorado Gold Kings) - 2B, 153 G, 537 AB, 67 RS, 133 H, 21 DO, 6 TR, 27 HR, 91 RBI, 43 BB, 127 K, 8 HBP, 5 SB, 6 CS, .248 BA, .311 OBP, .460 SLG, .771 OPS.  Uggla was a consistent producer for the Colorado Gold Kings (86-76, 2nd in NL West).

 

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