Darvish, Heyward nominated for Players Choice Awards


Cubs starter Yu Darvish and outfielder Jason Heyward have been nominated for 2020 Major League Baseball Players Choice Awards.

Darvish is nominated for National League Outstanding Pitcher and Heyward for Marvin Miller Man of the Year. Players hold the awards in high esteem because they conduct the voting.

For the Marvin Miller Man of the Year, players vote for the peer they "most respect based on his leadership on the field and in the community." The winner receives a $10,000 grant, and the other award recipients receive $5,000 grants. Anthony Rizzo won the award in 2017.

Heyward, who's also nominated for the 2020 Roberto Clemente Award, donated $300,000 in COVID-19 relief this season to MASK (Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings), the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Winners will be announced on Oct. 22. A look at all the nominees:

MLB Player of the Year: Jose Abreu (White Sox), Shane Bieber (Indians), Freddie Freeman (Braves)

Marvin Miller Man of the Year: Heyward, Nelson Cruz (Twins), Adam Wainwright (Cardinals)

NL Outstanding Pitcher: Darvish, Trevor Bauer (Reds), Jacob deGrom (Mets)

AL Outstanding Pitcher: Bieber, Gerrit Cole (Yankees), Lance Lynn (Rangers)

NL Outstanding Player: Mookie Betts (Dodgers), Freeman, Juan Soto (Nationals)

AL Outstanding Player: Abreu, DJ Lemahieu (Yankees), Mike Trout (Angels)

NL Outstanding Rookie: Alec Bohm (Phillies), Jake Cronenworth (Padres), Devin Williams (Brewers)

AL Outstanding Rookie: Luis Robert (White Sox), James Karinchak (Indians), Kyle Lewis (Mariners)


NL Comeback Player: Daniel Bard (Rockies), Adam Duvall (Braves), Wil Myers (Padres)

AL Comeback Player: Carlos Carrasco (Indians), Salvador Perez (Royals), José Ramírez (Indians)

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