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Minor League Players of the Year

Bob Feller Award

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Lou Boudreau Award

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The Bob Feller Award is given out to the top pitcher in the Indians Minor League system.

Feller, the all-time winningest pitcher in franchise history, was a member of the Cleveland Indians from 1936 to 1956. As a 17 year old, Feller set a then franchise record with 17 strike outs in a game. He enlisted in the Navy at the outbreak of World War II and missed nearly four seasons of baseball. He helped the Indians win the organizations second World Series title in 1948 and hurled three no-hitters in his career. Feller was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

Recipients:

  • 1990 Charles Nagy
  • 1991 Mike Soper
  • 1992 Chad Ogea
  • 1993 John Carter
  • 1994 Steve Kline
  • 1995 Danny Graves
  • 1996 Danny Graves
  • 1997 Marc Deschenes
  • 1998 David Riske
  • 1999 Robert Pugmire
  • 2000 Jason Stanford
  • 2001 Mike Bacsik
  • 2002 Billy Traber
  • 2003 Fausto Carmona
  • 2004 Adam Miller
  • 2005 Jeremy Sowers
  • 2006 Adam Miller
  • 2007 Aaron Laffey
  • 2008 David Huff
  • 2009 Hector Rondon
  • 2010 Alex White
  • 2011 Chen-Chang Lee
  • 2012 Cody Allen
  • 2013 Cody Anderson
  • 2014 Ryan Merritt
  • 2015 Mike Clevenger
  • 2016 Michael Peoples
  • 2017 Shane Bieber

The Lou Boudreau Award is given out to the top position player in the Indians Minor League system.

At 24 years old, Boudreau was named player manager in 1942, a position he held until 1950. Boudreau guided the Indians to a World Series title in 1948 and earned the American League MVP award that same season. He ranks in the top 10 of several franchise batting records. Among one of the most beloved players in Cleveland Indians history, he was elected to the Indians Hall of Fame in 1954 and to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970.

Recipients:

  • 1990 Jim Thome
  • 1991 Manny Ramirez
  • 1992 Ken Ramos
  • 1993 Jim Thome
  • 1994 David Bell
  • 1995 Richie Sexson
  • 1996 Russell Branyan
  • 1997 Sean Casey
  • 1998 Alex Ramirez
  • 1999 Scott Morgan
  • 2000 Billy Munoz
  • 2001 Victor Martinez
  • 2002 Victor Martinez
  • 2003 Grady Sizemore
  • 2004 Ryan Garko
  • 2005 Ryan Mulhern
  • 2006 Kevin Kouzmanoff
  • 2007 Asdrubal Cabrera
  • 2008 Beau Mills
  • 2009 Carlos Santana
  • 2010 Jason Kipnis
  • 2011 Jason Kipnis
  • 2012 Tim Fedroff
  • 2013 Joe Wendle
  • 2014 Giovanny Urshela
  • 2015 Bobby Bradley
  • 2016 Greg Allen
  • 2017 Eric Haase