Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was recognized by his peers on Monday night with National League Outstanding Player honors. McCutchen was named National League Outstanding Player while Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera was voted the Player of the Year as well as the American League Outstanding Player by the Major League Baseball Players Association in their annual Players Choice Awards.
McCutchen beat out the Milwaukee Brewers
' Ryan Braun
and World Series Champion catcher Buster Posey
for the NL Outstanding Player.
McCutchen was a finalist for the Player of the Year honor with Cabrera and LA Angels' Mike Trout. In 2012, the Bucs center fielder had 194 hits, put up a .400 OBP along with a .953 OPS. He had 31 home runs, hit 29 doubles and drove in 96 runs. The Gold Glove winner also was charged with just one error.
Here is a complete list of the winners:
Player of the Year: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
AL Outstanding Player: Cabrera
NL Outstanding Player: Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates
NL Outstanding Pitcher: R.A.Dickey, New York Mets
AL Outstanding Pitcher: David Price, Tampa Bay Rays
AL Outstanding Rookie: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
NL Outstanding Rookie: Todd Frazier, Cincinnati Reds
AL Comeback Player of Year: Adam Dunn, Chicago White Sox
NL Comeback Player of Year: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants