The Milwaukee chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America handed out its annual awards on Tuesday, with Carlos Gomez earning Most Valuable Player honors for the Milwaukee Brewers while Kyle Lohse was named the Most Valuable Pitcher.
Gomez was a first-time All-Star in 2013 and hit .284/.338/.506 in 147 games and 590 plate appearances, with 80 runs, 27 doubles, 10 triples, 24 homers, 73 RBI and 40 stolen bases. He became the first player in Brewers history to post at least 20 homers and 40 steals in the same season and, according to Baseball-Reference.com, Gomez led the National League with 8.4 wins above replacement, finishing slightly ahead of Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates, one of the front-runners to win the National League MVP award.
Gomez tied for second in the NL in triples, was fourth in stolen bases, seventh in slugging and eighth with 61 extra-base hits, while his 12 outfield assists were second among big-league center fielders.
Lohse was a unanimous pick as Most Valuable Pitcher and was also named Brewers Top Newcomer, although not unanimously.
Lohse shook off a slow start to go 11-10 with a 3.35 ERA and 1.168 WHIP in 32 starts and 198.2 innings. He completed two starts and threw a shutout while striking out 125 hitters and walking just 36. He also played a valuable role mentoring the Crew’s bevy of young starting pitchers.
Lohse signed with Milwaukee in late March following a winter of uncertainty as a free agent after he was extended a qualifying offer by the St. Louis Cardinals last November. That meant any team signing Lohse would lose a first-round draft pick and draft slot money, but the California right-hander who turned 35 on Friday paid dividends in the first year of his three-year deal.
The Unsung Hero award went to right fielder Norichika Aoki in a close vote over setup man Brandon Kintzler and catcher Jonathan Lucroy earned the Good Guy Award, gaining six first-place votes while Gomez and Jean Segura each received one.
Brewers 101 will publish its awards for the 2013 season beginning with Rookie of the Year on Wednesday.
Voting results by the BBWAA were:
|Most Valuable Player (first-place votes)||Points|
|Carlos Gomez (8)||40|
|Most Valuable Pitcher (first-place votes)||Points|
|Kyle Lohse (8)||40|
|Brewers Top Newcomer (first-place votes)||Points|
|Kyle Lohse (7)||38|
|Scooter Gennett (1)||26|
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