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The 2014 IBI Awards: Least Valuable Pitcher (10.9.14)

11 Oct

Welcome to the third annual edition of the IBI Awards!

At the end of every year, we here at IBI vote on various categories relating to Cleveland baseball as we continue looking back on 2014 ahead of our 2015 offseason coverage.

Today is the fourth installment of the IBI Awards, the Least Valuable Pitcher.

Previous awards for this season include:

Once again, there was a clear runaway winner in this category, though that did not stop me from somehow not siding with the majority. Ever the contrarian I guess.

Rank Name Points
1 Justin Masterson 54
2 Josh Tomlin 31
T-3 John Axford 26
T-3 Zach McAllister 26
5 Josh Outman 9
6 Carlos Carrasco 4
T-7 C.C. Lee 3
T-7 Vinnie Pestano 3
T-9 Danny Salazar 2
T-9 Austin Adams 2
11 Nick Hagadone 1

Though most people went with Masterson (whom I had second), I had Axford at the top of my ballot. It was a tight race for me, but Axford’s problems with walks and home runs gave him the “edge” in this category for me.

Beyond Axford and Masterson, a trio of disappointing relievers in Outman, Lee, and Pestano rounded out my ballot.

Here is what the rest of IBI had to say: Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, October 9, 2014

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