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Southern League Most Valuable Player Award

Southern League
Most Valuable Player Award
Awarded for Southern League's Regular Season MVP
Country United States
First awarded 1972
Currently held by Max Kepler

The Southern League Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) is an annual award given to the best player in minor league baseball's Southern League. In 1972, Mike Reinbach won the first ever Southern League MVP Award.

First basemen, with 11 winners, have won the most among infielders, followed by third basemen (4) and second basemen and shortstops (2). Seven catchers have also won the award. One player who won the award was a designated hitter. Eighteen outfielders have won the MVP Award, the most of any position.

Eight players from the Columbus Astros/Mudcats/Carolina Mudcats have been selected for the MVP Award, more than any other teams in the league, followed by the Huntsville Stars, Knoxville Smokies/Sox/Tennessee Smokies, Memphis Chicks, and West Tenn Diamond Jaxx (5); the Orlando Twins/Montgomery Biscuits (4); the Birmingham Barons, Chattanooga Lookouts, and Jacksonville Expos/Suns (3); the Greenville Braves, Mobile BayBears, and Nashville Sounds (2); and the Asheville Tourists, Charlotte O's, and Montgomery Rebels (1).

Six players from the Chicago Cubs, Florida Marlins, and San Diego Padres organizations (1).

Key

*
Indicates multiple award winners in the same year
^
Denotes player who is still active
Position Indicates the player's primary position

Winners

Andrés Galarraga, 1984 Southern League MVP
Jose Canseco, 1985 Southern League MVP
Delmon Young, 2005 Southern League MVP
Joey Votto, 2006 Southern League MVP
Year Winner Team Organization Position Ref
1972 Reinbach, MikeMike Reinbach Asheville Tourists Baltimore Orioles Outfielder [1]
1973 Jerry Moxey Columbus Astros Houston Astros Outfielder [2]
1974 Nyman, NylsNyls Nyman Knoxville Sox Chicago White Sox Outfielder [3]
1975 Squires, MikeMike Squires Knoxville Sox Chicago White Sox First baseman [4]
1976 Larry Foster Knoxville Sox Chicago White Sox Outfielder [5]
1977 Trammell, AlanAlan Trammell Montgomery Rebels Detroit Tigers Shortstop [6]
1978 Eddie Gates Memphis Chicks Montreal Expos Outfielder [7]
1979* Heep, DannyDanny Heep Columbus Astros Houston Astros Outfielder [8]
1979* Knicely, AlanAlan Knicely Columbus Astros Houston Astros Catcher [9]
1980 Balboni, SteveSteve Balboni Nashville Sounds New York Yankees First baseman [10]
1981 Laudner, TimTim Laudner Orlando Twins Minnesota Twins Catcher [11]
1982 Dayett, BrianBrian Dayett Nashville Sounds New York Yankees Outfielder [12]
1983 Morris, JohnJohn Morris Jacksonville Suns Kansas City Royals Outfielder [13]
1984 Galarraga, AndrésAndrés Galarraga Jacksonville Expos Montreal Expos First baseman [14]
1985 Canseco, JoseJose Canseco Huntsville Stars Oakland Athletics Outfielder [15]
1986 Steinbach, TerryTerry Steinbach Huntsville Stars Oakland Athletics Catcher [16]
1987 Dodd, TomTom Dodd Charlotte O's Baltimore Orioles Designated hitter [17]
1988 Winters, MattMatt Winters Memphis Chicks Kansas City Royals Outfielder [18]
1989 Anthony, EricEric Anthony Columbus Mudcats Houston Astros Outfielder [19]
1990 Conine, JeffJeff Conine Memphis Chicks Kansas City Royals First baseman [20]
1991 Klesko, RyanRyan Klesko Greenville Braves Atlanta Braves First baseman [21]
1992 López, JavyJavy López Greenville Braves Atlanta Braves Catcher [22]
1993 Delgado, CarlosCarlos Delgado Knoxville Smokies Toronto Blue Jays Catcher [23]
1994 Johnson, MarkMark Johnson Carolina Mudcats Pittsburgh Pirates First baseman [24]
1995 Kendall, JasonJason Kendall Carolina Mudcats Pittsburgh Pirates Catcher [25]
1996 Lee, DerrekDerrek Lee Memphis Chicks San Diego Padres First baseman [26]
1997 Grieve, BenBen Grieve Huntsville Stars Oakland Athletics Right fielder [27]
1998 Kapler, GabeGabe Kapler Jacksonville Suns Detroit Tigers Outfielder [28]
1999 Clark, BradyBrady Clark Chattanooga Lookouts Cincinnati Reds Right fielder [29]
2000 Crede, JoeJoe Crede Birmingham Barons Chicago White Sox Third baseman [30]
2001 Phelps, JoshJosh Phelps Tennessee Smokies Toronto Blue Jays Catcher [31]
2002 Miles, AaronAaron Miles Birmingham Barons Chicago White Sox Second baseman [32]
2003 Hart, CoreyCorey Hart^ Huntsville Stars Milwaukee Brewers Third baseman [33]
2004 Richard Lewis West Tenn Diamond Jaxx Chicago Cubs Second baseman [34]
2005 Young, DelmonDelmon Young^ Montgomery Biscuits Tampa Bay Devil Rays Right fielder [35]
2006 Votto, JoeyJoey Votto^ Chattanooga Lookouts Cincinnati Reds First baseman [36]
2007 Longoria, EvanEvan Longoria^ Montgomery Biscuits Tampa Bay Devil Rays Third baseman [37]
2008 Sánchez, GabyGaby Sánchez^ Carolina Mudcats Florida Marlins First baseman [38]
2009 Jennings, DesmondDesmond Jennings^ Montgomery Biscuits Tampa Bay Rays Center fielder [39]
2010 Sappelt, DaveDave Sappelt^ Carolina Mudcats Cincinnati Reds Center fielder [40]
2011 Goldschmidt, PaulPaul Goldschmidt^ Mobile BayBears Arizona Diamondbacks First baseman [41]
2012 Morris, HunterHunter Morris^ Huntsville Stars Milwaukee Brewers First baseman [42]
2013 Semien, MarcusMarcus Semien^ Birmingham Barons Chicago White Sox Shortstop [43]
2014 Lamb, JakeJake Lamb^ Mobile BayBears Arizona Diamondbacks Third baseman [44]
2015 Kepler, MaxMax Kepler^ Chattanooga Lookouts Minnesota Twins Outfielder [45]

References

General
  • "Southern League Award Winners". Southern League. Minor League Baseball. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
Specific
  1. ^ "Mike Reinbach Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Jerry Moxey Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Nyls Nyman Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Mike Squires Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Larry Foster Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Alan Trammell Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Eddie Gates Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Danny Heep Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Alan Knicely Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Steve Balboni Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Tim Laudner Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Brian Dayett Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  13. ^ "John Morris Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Andres Galarraga Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Jose Canseco Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Terry Steinbach Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Tom Dodd Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Matt Winters Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Eric Anthony Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Jeff Conine Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Ryan Klesko Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Javy Lopez Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Carlos Delgado Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Mark Johnson Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Jason Kendall Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  26. ^ "Derrek Lee Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Ben Grieve Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  28. ^ "Gabe Kapler Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Brady Clark Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  30. ^ "Joe Crede Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  31. ^ "Joe Crede Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  32. ^ "Aaron Miles Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  33. ^ "Corey Hart Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  34. ^ "Richard Lewis Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  35. ^ "Delmon Young Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  36. ^ "Joey Votto Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  37. ^ "Evan Longoria Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  38. ^ "Gaby Sanchez Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  39. ^ "Desmond Jennings Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  40. ^ "Dave Sappelt Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  41. ^ "Paul Goldschmidt Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  42. ^ "Hunter Morris Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  43. ^ "Marcus Semien Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  44. ^ "Jake Lamb Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  45. ^ "Max Kepler Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 4, 2015. 
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