Voting for 2018 Players Choice Awards Completed
Who do players consider the best players? That was the question this week when balloting was conducted for the 27th annual Players Choice Awards.
Introduced by the MLBPA in 1997, the Players Choice Awards give active MLB players the opportunity to recognize their peers and honor the season's best on- and off-field performances. Voting took place Sept. 18-19 this season.
Within their league, players vote for the Outstanding Rookie, Outstanding Player, Outstanding Pitcher and Comeback Player of the Year awards.
Players across both leagues are also asked to decide on the 2018 Player of the Year and the 2018 Marvin Miller Man of the Year, which goes to the player most respected for their leadership on the field and in the community.
With the fill-in balloting format, players have the freedom to vote for whoever they feel most deserves each award. For the past 15 years, the MLBPA has partnered with the accounting firm KPMG to conduct and audit the balloting.
The winners of each Players Choice Award receive a grant for the charity of his choice from the Players Trust, which has given more than $4 million to charities since the program began.