The Richard F. Meyer Most Valuable Player Award (alphabetized)
red marker indicates new single season recordPete Azzarone
.684/.687/1.96978 hits,57 R, 60 RBI, 14 HR, 4 3B, 17 2B, 5 BB, 4 K
Azzarone set numerous records this season including batting average, on base percentage, totalhits, runs, and fell just short of Bobby
s 2009 mark for OPS. For most of 2013, Azzarone washitting well above .700 and essentially clinched the batting average title about 2/3 through theseason. If it wasn
t for Catania
s torrid pace this season out of the #5 hole, Azz would have alsoeclipsed the all-time marks for RBI and HR. Simply put, his season at the plate was incredibleand featured a series of moonshot HRs that even bedazzled the opposing teams. Azzarone wasthe rock of the lineup and played a large role in helping this team earn another chip. Azzaroneplayed half of 2013 at the SS position and then switched over platooning between LF and RCF.Whatever the call of duty, Azz delivered with the highest intensity and also gunned out 3-4runners on the base paths, including a momentum shifting OFA in the Championship series.Azzarone is the reigning MVP from 2012 and makes a very strong case to becoming to first everback-to-back outright winner of the Most Valuable Player Award.
Bobby Bonett.525/.551/1.501 63 hits, 44 R, 42 RBI, 10 HR, 3 3B, 15 2B, 7 BB, K
Bobby quietly had one of his most productive seasons of his career in 2013, and mainly flewunder the radar from the leadoff position. Bobby is perhaps the most well-rounded member of Cougar Bait providing a unique combination of average, power, speed, defense, arm strength,and consistency. He is one of five players this season to eclipse both 40R and 40 RBI and playedsome really solid defense on top of that. Bobby was also 4
on the team in total hits, 2
indoubles, and 3
in HR. The key to championship softball is outfield defense. It
s hard toimagine where this team would be without the A+ glove we take for granted out there in LCF.Bobby
s wins above replacement is invaluable and his role on this team is second to none.
Alex Catania.605/.605/1.877 69 hits, 55 R,77 RBI,18 HR, 5 3B, 12 2B, K