Ryan Zimmerman, John Lannan Headline 2009 Washington Nationals DC-IBWA Awards

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Ryan Zimmerman, John Lannan Headline 2009 Washington Nationals DC-IBWA Awards
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The Washington, D.C. chapter of the Internet Baseball Writers Association (DC-IBWA) is an organization comprised of Internet writers, online media outlets and bloggers. 

In accordance with its stated goal of promoting the members of the association and increasing awareness and respect as active members of the media that cover the Washington Nationals, the DC-IBWA is pleased to announce its member-voted winners of Post-Season Player Achievement Awards.

Each individual award is named after a member of the district’s storied baseball heritage, to promote awareness of the significance of the history of Washington, D.C. baseball.  

Voters were asked to name first, second and third place for each category. First-place votes received five points, second-place votes received three points and third-place votes received one point.

Twenty ballots from association members were submitted from the following online media outlets:  Nationals News Network, Nationals Pride, We’ve Got Heart, Centerfield Gate, FJB, Federal Baseball, The Nationals Enquirer, DC Sports Box, Nationals Inquisition, Nats Fanboy Looser, Planetary Nats, Bang! Zoom!, Nats Nation, Let Teddy Win!, Nationals Review, DC Sports Plus, Passing Time Between Wil Nieves Bombs.

You can find more information about the DC-IBWA, and their membership, by visiting the Web site at http://dc-ibwaa.blogspot.com/ or contacting us at DCIBWA@gmail.com.

 

 

Goose Goslin Most Valuable Player

Player most valuable to the success of the Washington Nationals:

 

1st:  Ryan Zimmerman (92 points, 16 first place votes)

2nd:  Adam Dunn (41 points, one first place vote)

3rd:  Nyjer Morgan (25 points, three first place votes)

 

Others:  John Lannan (19), Josh Willingham (3)

 

 

Walter Johnson Starting Pitcher of the Year

Excellent performance as a starting pitcher

 

1st:  John Lannan (96 points, 18 first place votes)

2nd:  Jordan Zimmermann (42 points, two first place votes)

3rd:  Craig Stammen (22 points)

 

Others:  J.D. Martin (6), Garrett Mock (4), Livan Hernandez (3),

Ross Detwiler (2)

 

Frederick "Firpo" Marberry Relief Pitcher of the Year

Excellent performance as a relief pitcher

 

1st:  Tyler Clippard (80 points, 13 first place votes)

2nd:  Mike MacDougal (55 points, six first place votes)

3rd:  Sean Burnett (29 points, one first place vote)

 

Others:  Jason Bergmann (6), Joe Beimel (5), Ron Villone (3),

Saul Rivera (1)

 

 

Sam Rice Hitter of the Year

Excellence in all-around hitting, situational hitting and baserunning

 

1st:  Ryan Zimmerman (81 points, 14 first place votes)

2nd:  Adam Dunn (39 points, two first place votes)

3rd:  Nyjer Morgan (26 points, three first place votes)

 

Others:  Josh Willingham (14), Nick Johnson (9, one first place vote), Cristian Guzman (6)

 

Frank Howard Slugger of the Year

Excellence in power hitting

 

1st:  Adam Dunn (100 points, 20 first place votes)

2nd:  Ryan Zimmerman (46 points)

3rd:  Josh Willingham (27 points)

 

 

Joe Judge Defensive Player of the Year

Excellence in fielding

 

1st:  Ryan Zimmerman (88 points, 14 first place votes)

2nd:  Nyjer Morgan (69 points, six first place votes)

3rd:  Willie Harris (12 points)

 

Others:  Alberto Gonzalez, Elijah Dukes, Nick Johnson (3),

Wil Nieves (1)

 

 

Mickey Vernon Comeback Player of the Year

 

Player who overcame biggest obstacle in the preceding season to contribute on the field

 

1st:  Nick Johnson (50 points, 10 first place votes)

2nd:  Mike MacDougal (20 points, one first place vote)

3rd:  Ryan Zimmerman (18 points, three first place votes)

 

Others:  Jason Bergmann (16), Josh Bard (9), Ron Villone (8), Josh Willingham (7), Mike Morse (7), Justin Maxwell (5), J.D. Martin (4), Nyjer Morgan, Livan Hernandez, Ross Detwiler, Elijah Dukes (3),

Adam Dunn, Ian Desmond, Jorge Padilla, Sean Burnett, Garrett Mock (1)

 

 

Josh Gibson Humanitarian Player of the Year

Player who meritoriously gave of himself to the community

 

1st:  John Lannan (72 points, 12 first place votes)

2nd:  Ryan Zimmerman (44 points, four first place votes)

3rd:  Wil Nieves (21 points, three first place votes)

 

Others:  Josh Willingham (9), Nyjer Morgan, Willie Harris,

Elijah Dukes (3), Tyler Clippard (1)

 

 

Minor League Player of the Year

Minor league player most destined for big league success

 

1st:  Derek Norris (54 points, nine first place votes)

2nd:  Ian Desmond (53 points, nine first place votes)

3rd:  Drew Storen (41 points, two first place votes)

 

Others:  Bradley Meyers (16), Chris Marrero (7), Mike Morse (4),

Daniel Espinosa (2), Ross Detwiler, Jorge Padilla (1).

 

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