Every March, fans, analysts and fantasy baseball enthusiasts denounce the result of spring training games, yet keep a watchful eye on the progression and performance of individual players through the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues.
On one hand, the games don't count and stats have no bearing on what will happen when the regular season arrives.
On the other hand, we all pay attention, especially when performances jump off the page and grab our attention.
Bleacher Report's MLB Lead Writer team—myself, Jason Catania, Zachary Rymer, Mike Rosenbaum and Adam Wells—has been tasked with assigning meaning to the outcomes and results of seemingly meaningless games.
Each November, fans squabble over yearly awards, snubs and discrepancies between the BBWAA and common sense.
With the exhibition season coming to a close, why wait for the regular season to assign awards and boost the career credentials of emerging stars?
After carefully examining the ballots, weeding out players eventually reassigned to minor league camp and discerning what performances truly stood out over the last six weeks, the votes have been tallied for a brand new award season.
Here are Bleacher Report's final 2014 spring training awards.