Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley has been selected as this year’s winner of the annual Roy Campanella Award.
Utley, 37, began the day batting .253 with 12 home runs, 50 RBIs and 74 runs scored in 130 games this season.
The award is given annually to the Dodgers player “who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership” of the late Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella. The award is voted on by the Dodgers’ uniformed personnel, players, and coaches. The award has been given out every year since 2006.
Utley will be presented with the award prior to Saturday’s game.
Adrián González is named the Dodgers’ 2016 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award.
The annual award recognizes one player from each MLB Club who “best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.” González has been the Dodgers’ nominee three of the last four seasons (2013, 2015 and 2016).
Here’s more from an MLB press release:
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is currently on the disabled list, but he’s still atop the midseason list of National League Cy Young Award favorites provided by online oddsmaker Bovada. Kershaw, 27, has won the award three times in his career.
Here’s a complete list of Bovada’s midseason award favorites:
First, Vin Scully got a street name.
Now, the Hall of Fame broadcaster will receive the L.A. Sports Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th Annual L.A. Sports Awards on Feb. 25. Former Dodgers president Peter O’Malley will present the award to Scully.
The two will engage in a 10-minute on-stage conversation during the show, which will be broadcast by Fox Sports West at a later date.
“I am always happy to spend time with my longtime friend Vin Scully,” O’Malley said in a statement released by the L.A. Sports Council. “Especially on an evening when he is receiving the well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Sports Council and I know everyone will enjoy as he reminisces about his remarkable career.”
Bryce Harper was a unanimous selection for the National League MVP award Thursday, as the Dodgers were shut out in the annual Baseball Writers Association America awards voting this week.
Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke finished seventh, Clayton Kershaw finished 10th, and Adrian Gonzalez finished 20th in the MVP race. Voters are required to list 10 players on their MVP ballots.
Greinke finished second and Kershaw third in the NL Cy Young Award voting. Joc Pederson got one third-place vote for NL Rookie of the Year, and Don Mattingly got one third-place vote for NL Manager of the Year. Thirty ballots are cast in each race.
I listed Greinke third on my MVP ballot, which I explained here. A spreadsheet of all 30 MVP ballots, along with the final tally for each candidate, is here.