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Washington Nationals: 2009 Post-Season Player Achievement Awards.

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Under the auspices of The Washington, DC Internet Baseball Writers Association (DC-IBWA), a selection of Washington Nationals blogs and bloggers voted recently for the first Washington Nationals Post Season Player Achievement Awards with 20 ballots submitted from "online media outlets" covering the Nationals including: Nationals News NetworkNationals PrideWe've Got HeartCenterfield GateFJB, Federal Baseball, The Nationals EnquirerDC Sports BoxNationals InquisitionNats Fanboy LooserPlanetary Nats, Bang! Zoom!, Nats NationLet Teddy Win!Nationals ReviewDC Sports Plus and Passing Time Between Wil Nieves Bombs, all choosing which Nationals would win the following awards:

• Goose Goslin Most Valuable Player*

-- Player most valuable to the success of the Washington Nationals:

• Walter Johnson Starting Pitcher of the Year* 

-- Excellent performance as a starting pitcher

 

• Frederick "Firpo" Marberry Relief Pitcher of the Year*

-- Excellent performance as a relief pitcher

 

• Sam Rice Hitter of the Year*

-- Excellence in all-around hitting, situational hitting and baserunning

 

• Frank Howard Slugger of the Year* 

-- Excellence in power hitting

 

• Joe Judge Defensive Player of the Year*

-- Excellence in fielding

 

• Mickey Vernon Comeback Player of the Year*

-- Player who overcame biggest obstacle in the preceding season to contribute on the field

 

• Josh Gibson Humanitarian Player of the Year* 

-- Player who meritoriously gave of himself to the community

 

• Minor League Player of the Year* 

-- Minor league player most destined for big league success

(ed. note - " * = Detailed biographies included in PDF Press Release Included After The JUMP.")

• THE RESULTS...AFTER THE JUMP!!!

•  DC-IBWA Awards Official Press Release.

(ed. note - "Voters chose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finalists for each award with (1st = 5 points), (2nd = 3 points), (3rd = 1 point)...")

• Goose Goslin Most Valuable Player*

-- Player most valuable to the success of the Washington Nationals:

  1. Ryan Zimmerman (92 points, 16 1st Place votes)
  2. Adam Dunn (41 points, 1 1st Place vote)
  3. Nyjer Morgan (25 points, 3 1st Place votes) 
  4. (Others: John Lannan (19 points), Josh Willingham (3 points))

• Walter Johnson Starting Pitcher of the Year* 

-- Excellent performance as a starting pitcher

  1. John Lannan (96 points, 18 1st Place votes)
  2. Jordan Zimmermann (42 points, 2 1st Place votes)
  3. Craig Stammen (22 points)
  4. (Others: J.D. Martin (6 points), Garrett Mock (4 points), Livan Hernandez (3 points), Ross Detwiler (2 points))

• Frederick "Firpo" Marberry Relief Pitcher of the Year*

-- Excellent performance as a relief pitcher

  1. Tyler Clippard (80 points, 13 1st Place votes)
  2. Mike MacDougal (55 points, 6 1st Place votes)
  3. Sean Burnett (29 points, 1 1st Place vote)
  4. (Others: Jason Bergmann (6 points), Joe Beimel (5 points), Ron Villone (3 points), Saul Rivera (1 point))

• Sam Rice Hitter of the Year* 

-- Excellence in all-around hitting, situational hitting and baserunning

  1. Ryan Zimmerman (81 points, 14 1st Place votes)
  2. Adam Dunn - (39 points, 2 1st Place votes)
  3. Nyjer Morgan - (26 points, 3 1st Place votes)
  4. (Others: Josh Willingham (14 points), Nick Johnson (9 points, 1 1st Place vote), Cristian Guzman (6 points))

• Frank Howard Slugger of the Year* 

-- Excellence in power hitting

  1. Adam Dunn (100 points, 20 1st Place votes)
  2. Ryan Zimmerman (46 points)
  3. Josh Willingham (27 points)

• Joe Judge Defensive Player of the Year* 

-- Excellence in fielding

  1. Ryan Zimmerman (88 points, 14 1st Place votes)
  2. Nyjer Morgan (69 points, 6 1st Place votes)
  3. Willie Harris (12 points)

• Mickey Vernon Comeback Player of the Year*

-- Player who overcame biggest obstacle in the preceding season to contribute on the field

  1. Nick Johnson (50 points, 10 1st Place votes)
  2. Mike MacDougal (20 points, 1 1st Place vote)
  3. Ryan Zimmerman (18 points, 3 1st Place voes)

• Josh Gibson Humanitarian Player of the Year

--  Player who meritoriously gave of himself to the community

  1. John Lannan (72 points, 12 1st Place votes)
  2. Ryan Zimmerman (44 points, 4 1st Place votes)
  3. Wil Nieves (21 points, 3 1st Place votes)
  4. (Others: Josh Willingham (9 points), Nyjer Morgan, Willie Harris, Elijah Dukes (3), Tyler Clippard (1))

• Minor League Player of the Year

-- Minor league player most destined for big league success

  1. Derek Norris (54 points, nine first place votes)
  2. Ian Desmond (53 points, nine first place votes)
  3. Drew Storen (41 points, two first place votes)
  4. (Others: Bradley Meyers (16 points), Chris Marrero (7 points), Mike Morse (4 points), Daniel Espinosa (2 points), Ross Detwiler (1), Jorge Padilla (1)).
(ed. note - "Thanks to Dave from NNN, who's behind all of this...")

Cast Your Own Votes In The Comments Section.