The Latino League Leaders in 2009

Tony MenendezCorrespondent INovember 6, 2009

ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 10:  Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits an RBIsingle against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning of Game Three of the NLDS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Busch Stadium on October 10, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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Let put it simple. Albert Pujols was the man this past 2009 season.


Pujols undoubtedly should win his third National League Most Valuable Player award. Probably the only question is if he will be selected unanimously.


Major League Baseball will start announcing next November 16 the selected winners of its major awards.


As in St. Louis, in most Latin America especially in the Dominican Republic, baseball fans will be waiting for the major announcement of their “El Hombre”.


As Pujols did have a superb season, other bunch of Latinos did have a notable one in their careers.


For the record this were the very best Latinos offensively and pitching in each league.


The Latino League Leaders in 2009 were:


American League

Batting: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit, .330

Home Runs: Carlos Peña, Tampa Bay, 39*

RBI: Kendry Morales, Los Angeles Angels, 108

Stolen Bases: Elvis Andrus, Texas, 33

Slugging percentage: Kendry Morales, Los Angeles Angels, .569

On-base percentage: Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees, .402

Runs Scored: Robinson Cano, New York Yankees, 103

Hits: Robinson Cano, New York Yankees, 204

Doubles: Robinson Cano, New York Yankees, 48

Triples: Erick Aybar, Los Angeles Angels, 9

Total Bases: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit, 334

*Carlos Peña tied with Mark Teixeira (New York Yankees)

BOLD = League Leader


National League

Batting: Hanley Ramirez, Florida, .342

Home Runs: Albert Pujols, St. Louis, 47

RBI: Albert Pujols, St. Louis 135

Stolen Bases: Hanley Ramirez, Florida, 27

Slugging percentage: Albert Pujols, St. Louis, .658

On-base percentage: Albert Pujols, St. Louis, .443

Runs Scored: Albert Pujols, St. Louis, 124

Hits: Miguel Tejada, Houston, 199

Doubles: Miguel Tejada, Houston 46

Triples: Angel Pagan, New York Mets, 9

Total Bases: Albert Pujols, St. Louis, 334

BOLD = League Leader


American League

Wins: Felix Hernandez, Seattle, 19*

ERA: Felix Hernandez, Seattle, 2.49

Games pitched: Fernando Rodney, Detroit, 73

Saves: Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees, 44

Innings pitched: Felix Hernandez, Seattle, 238.2

Strikeouts: Felix Hernandez, Seattle, 217

Shutouts: Ervin Santana, Los Angeles Angels, 2

* tied with CC Sabathia (New York Yankees) and Justin Verlander (Detroit Tigers)

BOLD = League Leader


National League

Wins: Jorge de la Rosa, Colorado, 16

ERA: Javier Vazquez, Atlanta, 2.87

Games pitched: Pedro Feliciano, New York Mets, 88

Saves: Francisco Cordero, Cincinnati, 39

Innings pitched: Javier Vazquez, Atlanta, 219.1

Strikeouts: Javier Vazquez, Atlanta, 238

Complete games: Javier Vazquez, Atlanta; Joel Piñeiro, St. Louis, 3

Shutouts: Joel Piñeiro, St. Louis, 2

BOLD = League Leader