All awards below will be voted on by each team in the Tier.
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||Gazo only played in 14 games, and his absence was felt in the first half of the season. He was one of our best and most consistent hitters in the second half and was a horse on the mound, throwing two complete games to help us finish on a bit of a stronger note.|
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||Getting tired of writing about Nick freakin’ Lenardon, the Rockets candidate for Pitcher of the Year and MVP. The numbers are there, a bunch of homers, RBIs, pitching wins, strikeouts…who cares really? What’s new is that he did this all with the added strain of being the official Rockets’ Treasurer, a job that largely entails consistently (but not always!) refusing to use the team credit card to pay the team’s bar tab. Lenardon is the diamond in the mound of aging turds that is the Rockets. Vote Lenardon in 2018!|
|Team Cuba||Paul Roach||57||12||12||0.420||0.951|
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||One of our best pitchers and batters. As complete of a player as they come.|
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||A-Rod with another great season for the O's. Like his idol Tiger Woods, he has no problems finding the holes. Also pitched a bunch of good games. Biggest hit of the year came on a game winning walk off 3 run shot.|
|Sweat Sox||Josh Ramage||68||11||15||0.338||0.737|
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||Steph is the Dukes best player game in, game out...no matter the situation. On top of being a great hitter, Steph is a versatile player, playing five different positions this year in the field. Oh yeah, plus these three words: Zero. Earned. Runs.|
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||Ros had arguably his best season in a Lumberjacks uni this year, with an OPS over 1.000, leading the team in a number of hitting and pitching categories, including an impressive 25 RBIs in only 61 PAs. He was absolutely clutch across the board and definitely our MVP.
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||'Mr. Ass'' Gadbois is the total package. He had another MVP caliber season for the Black Sox and proved once again to be one of the best all-round players in the league. It's a known fact that Louis can smash the cover off the baseball and is capable of hitting moon shots at any ball park in the NCBL. Louis also played gold glove caliber defence in right field and second base by making highlight reel diving catches, tracking down balls that were hit anywhere, and throwing out runners at will with his cannon of an arm. Louis was also integral in helping the Black Sox win their 2nd league championship! He is one of the most dedicated players and truly deserves this award.
|Black Sox||Louis Gadbois||60||16||17||0.500||1.491|
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||Gazo was first or close to it in all major offensive categories on our team. He doesn’t show up on the tier leaderboard because he didn’t have 48 plate appearances, but that shouldn’t take away from his performance.|
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||When the NCBL stork dropped Frank on the Rockets’ doorstep last year, we were a bit reluctant to welcome him to the team. As a relatively young, pleasant, and healthy man, we felt he wasn’t truly a Rocket. He isn’t divorced; he doesn’t seem to have a dependency on alcohol; and he can touch his toes without pulling a muscle or having a coughing fit. Still when you put up numbers like he did this year, it was hard to say no! Votez Francois en 2018!
|Team Cuba||Paul Roach||57||12||12||0.420||0.951|
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||Statistically, lead our team in almost every batting category. Had his breakout season at age 38, 12+ years into the league.|
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||The Tank was hitting bombs all year. The man hits homeruns and follows them up by tokin' the cancer stick on the sidelines! Put up some serious numbers this year. Swings hard, hits harder! Will be interesting next year when Bill C-45 makes the "dope" stick legal on the sidelines.|
|Sweat Sox||Dillon Lowry||76||17||21||0.409||1.032|
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||Wilt Chamberlain once scored 100 points in an NBA game. Dukes players know how Wilt's teammates must've felt watching one guy provide all the offence. Steph was the tier's hits leader, even with his team's 'spite scoring'. Among the tier leaders in most batting categories.|
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||Kody was an absolute monster at the plate this year, finishing tops in the league in both AVG and OBP, and second in SLG. At one point in the season, he reached base in 16 straight plate appearances - an unreal streak!
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||Louis is the most dangerous hitter in the league. He led the league in home runs (5), smashed another 5 more home runs in the playoffs, and led the league in slugging percentage and OPS. What else can you do as a hitter, other than bat .500 and lead the league in all major offensive categories? C'mon, this man truly deserves this award.
|Black Sox||Louis Gadbois||60||16||17||0.500||1.491|
|IP||SO||W-L-S||ERA||WHIP||Pat pitched in 10 games for us, finishing second on the team in innings. His stats may not stack up with some other pitchers in the tier, but he was often hurt by poor defence. Despite that, he still took the ball whenever he was called upon.|
|IP||SO||W-L-S||ERA||WHIP||Getting tired of writing about Nick freakin’ Lenardon, the Rockets candidate for Pitcher of the Year and MVP. The numbers are there, a bunch of homers, RBIs, pitching wins, strikeouts…who cares really? What’s new is that he did this all with the added strain of being the official Rockets’ Treasurer, a job that largely entails consistently (but not always!) refusing to use the team credit card to pay the team’s bar tab. Lenardon is the diamond in the mound of aging turds that is the Rockets. Vote Lenardon in 2018!|
|Team Cuba||Roberto Martinez||33.66||13||4-2-0||6.03||2.91|
|IP||SO||W-L-S||ERA||WHIP||Most strikeouts and wins for our team, with close to a 9 K/9. If you even get on first, he'll pick you off like a boss!|
|IP||SO||W-L-S||ERA||WHIP||"Rubber Arm" Oickle. If one stands on the rubber long enough, it actually becomes part of you. He loves being on the rubber cause that's what he does best.....Pitch! Always throws a great game. He's fun to watch! Great presence on the mound. Loves to compete.|
|Sweat Sox||Josh Ramage||25.33||11||1-3-0||3.04||1.62|
|IP||SO||W-L-S||ERA||WHIP||The White Lake Whiffer. Rummer is once again the Dukes nominee for pitcher of the year. Our undisputed ace, Steve always gives the Dukes a chance to win and some colourful language along the way.|
|IP||SO||W-L-S||ERA||WHIP||Though he battled through a recurring elbow issue all year, Ros still lead the team in strikeouts and wins. Probably his final year to show up on this list, as he'll be moving to closer next year.
|IP||SO||W-L-S||ERA||WHIP||Phil had another solid year on the mound. Phil was a workhorse on the mound: he ranked 3rd in the league in ERA (2.35), and led his team in innings pitched. All season, batters were stymied with his 6-pitch repertoire including his filthy change-up, and frequently hit routine ground balls or weak pop flies into the formidable Black Sox defense.
|Black Sox||Philippe Martin||41.67||20||3-2-1||2.35||1.37|
Sportsmanship and Ability
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||Brandon played in 23 games and rarely came off the field, starting nearly every game and finishing fifth in the tier in plate appearances. Opponents probably know him as our speedy and rangy centrefielder, who was a fixture at the top of the lineup. Beyond his stellar attendance and performance, he also took over managerial duties on numerous occasions – often on short notice – and did it without hesitation.|
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||Three reasons why Danny deserves this reward: 1) He is the only player that nods in agreement with the umpire when he has a called strike on him; 2) He routinely gets so into conversations with baserunners at first base, our pitchers pick-off attempts catch him by surprise; and 3) as a baserunner, he only runs station to station so that he has a chance to say ‘Hi’ to every single infielder on the opposing team. Vote Danny in 2018!|
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||Gregorio played only 9 games during the season due to an terrible injury sliding in 2nd base. He took on the responsability of assisting with stats, line-ups and organizing the team for the rest of the season. His input as a player was greatly missed, and his support to the team is greatly appreciated.|
|Team Cuba||Gregorio Cobas||24||3||3||0.400||1.000|
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||Such a nice guy, Jesus himself would want to be friends with him.|
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||Eric sustained a horrible injury early on in the season where surgery was required. After a quicker then expected recovery, he came back with a vengence. He's the perfect example of an impact player as his return started us on a 6 game winning streak. Positive attitude, incredible work ethic, awesome team player. Definitely deserving of the award!|
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||Incredibly, this is the first time the 16-year vet has been up for this type of award. Between keeping the books balanced as the NCBL’s Treasurer, and rehabbing a knee that went poo-poo after 1 game behind the plate, the Greatest Hair in the League still somehow managed to hit a career high in average (.408). Cornell is a great teammate, a good human, and the only one on our team who always thinks we’re going to win when we’re down 10, but the one thing he isn’t is Toad from Mario Kart.|
|Sweat Sox||Craig Cornell||57||8||14||0.408||0.984|
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||T-Bills. Trevor is a team leader and great all-round player. He regularly bats lead-off in the Dukes lineup, and is a staple defensively covering ground in centrefield. Always a great teammate and representative for the Dukes.|
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||On the ability side, Phil had his best year for the Lumberjacks offensively, leading the team in hits and finishing with an OPS of 1.062. Not only that, he's that guy that every manager loves to have, where you can play him at any position in the field and you know he'll get the job done and do it with no questions asked. He played at least 6 positions in the field for us this year, and probably should have pitched once or twice as well. Always gives 100% hustle and always keeps his cool.
|PA||R||RBI||AVG||OPS||No player is more deserving of this award than Mathieu King. In 2017, Mathieu took a leave of absence from the team because he needed time to overcome several personal ''obstacles'' in his life. He knew that he had to earn his spot back on the team and arrived at spring training healthy, clean, motivated, and in excellent shape. During the 2018 season, Mathieu's father, Richard, a long time fan and supporter of the Black Sox, tragically passed away. The very next day, the Black Sox had a game and Mathieu showed up ready to play. That night he went 2-4 with a 2b and an RBI to lead his team to victory. For the rest of the season, Mathieu remained focused on his team, his health, and re-established himself as a veteran leader on the Black Sox. He worked extremely hard all season and accepted any role that was given to him. He worked extremely hard at transitioning to new positions in the outfield, and excelled the most as the team's DH and cleanup hitter. He would always show up early for games, take on-field BP and practice, and always had a positive attitude. No one overcame more adversity this season than Mathieu King. We are lucky to have him on our team and to be able to call him our friend.
|Black Sox||Mathieu King||60||7||16||0.412||0.971|