Jonathan Lucroy and Wily Peralta Honored by BWAA


Sep 10, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) slides into home behind Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (39) during the fourth inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BWAA) has named Jonathan Lucroy and Wily Peralta as Brewers most valuable player and pitcher of the year.

From Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

"Lucroy was voted first on all seven ballots returned to total 35 points in the point system in which five points were awarded for a first-place vote, three points for second place and one point for third. Lucroy played in a team-high 153 games, batting .301 with 13 home runs, 69 RBI and a .373 on-base percentage. He was voted to his first NL all-star berth.Peralta received six first-place votes for a total of 33 points, easily out-distancing closer Francisco Rodriguez, who had 17 points. Peralta ranked among the NL leaders with 17 victories, going 17-11 with a 3.53 ERA in 32 starts, leading the team with 154 strikeouts."

The BWAA also handed out awards for “Good Guy,” which went to Lucroy, “Unsung Hero,” which went to Zach Duke, and “Top Newcomer” which also went to Duke.

Reviewing the Brew has already named Mike Fiers our Comeback Player of the Year with Rickie Weeks as his runner up. We’ll announce four Newcomer, Pitcher and Player of the year as the MLB post season continues.