More Los Angeles Dodgers are being awarded for their achievements in the 2016 season. Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager, Justin Turner, and Rich Hill were named finalists for the 2016 Players Choice Awards.
Kershaw is a finalist for the NL’s Outstanding Pitcher award alongside Nationals ace Max Scherzer and Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks. In the 2016 season, Kershaw had issues with a herniated disk and persevered through his injury to have an above average postseason. He ended the regular season with a 12-4 record with a 1.69 ERA in 149 innings pitched.
Seager is a finalist for the National League’s Outstanding Rookie award and is competing against Cardinals Aledmys Diaz and NLDS opponent, Trea Turner, from the Washington Nationals. The Dodgers rookie has already won Sporting News NL Rookie of the Year award and is the top pick for the NL Rookie of the Year award.
Turner is up for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year award for the player “who inspires other through his on-field performance and contributions to his community.” Curtis Granderson and Anthony Rizzo are the other finalists who strived for excellence in the 2016 season on and off the baseball field. The “Red Dream” has been involved with the Los Angeles Dream Center that donates school supplies to the youth in the communities.
Hill is the final Dodgers to be named a finalist and is nominated for the NL’s Comeback Player of the Year award. He is joined with the late Jose Fernandez and Diamondbacks Jean Segura.
The winners of each category will be named on MLB Network on Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT.