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Carolina League Most Valuable PlayerHistory of Award Winners
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Brad Hawpe won this award in 2002
Recent history of winners for Carolina League Most Valuable Player. There is some lag in updating awards data and they may not provide an entire history of winners. The list below is separated by year with a dividing line. Some awards have multiple award winners for all or some years.

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Years Available1977-2017

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Major Leaguers are in bold

Historical Winners - Carolina League Most Valuable Player

Top Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks
YearPlayer NamePosNotesC-AwardsHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
2017Ademar RifaelaOF25-10 180 L-L 1994-11-20 22Willemstad,Curacao AA2013-2018-   MinorsBaltimore Orioles (AA)
2016Bobby Bradley1B116-1 225 L-R 1996-05-29 20Gulfport,Mississippi AA2014-2018-
2014- 3-  97-CLE
MinorsCleveland Indians (AA)
2015Nellie Rodriguez1B36-2 250 R-R 1994-06-12 21New York,New York AAA2012-2018-
2012-15- 473-CLE
MinorsCleveland Indians (AAA)
2014Joey Gallo3B136-5 205 L-R 1993-11-19 20Las Vegas,Nevada MLB2012-20182015-2018
2012- 1-  39-TEX
ActiveTexas Rangers (MLB)
2013Chris CurleySS-3B36-0 185 R-R 1987-08-25 25Fort Mitchell,Kentucky AAA2007-2016-   Campbellsville U.Free Agent  
2012Dan Black1B46-5 225 B-R 1987-07-02 24Indianapolis,Indiana AAA2007-2016-
2009-14- 433-CHA
Purdue U.Free Agent  
2011Ian Gac1B46-3 210 R-R 1985-08-10 25Seattle,Washington AAA2003-2015-
2003-26- 766-TEX
Free Agent  
2010Tyler MooreLF-1B36-1 209 R-R 1987-01-30 23Laurel,Mississippi MLB2007-20172012-2017
2008-16- 481-WAS
Mississippi St, Meridian CCFree Agent  
2009Brandon Waring3B96-4 195 R-R 1986-01-02 23Columbia,South Carolina AAA2005-2014-
2007- 7- 229-CIN
Wofford ColFree Agent  
2008Beau Mills1B36-3 220 L-R 1986-08-15 21Visalia,California AAA2005-2012-
2007- 1-  13-CLE
Fresno St, Lewis-Clark StFree Agent  
2007Mitch EinertsonOF65-10 180 R-R 1986-04-04 21Oceanside,California AA2004-2013-
2004- 5- 154-HOU
 
2006Jordan Brown1B106-0 210 L-L 1983-12-18 22Walnut Creek,California MLB2003-20142010-2013
2005- 4- 124-CLE
ArizonaFree Agent  
2005Leo Daigle1B46-3 225 R-R 1979-09-18 25San Diego,California AAA1998-2006-
1997-11- 325-DET
Southwestern U.  
2004Brad Eldred1B86-5 245 R-R 1980-07-12 23Coconut Creek,Florida MLB1999-20172005-2012
2002- 6- 163-PIT
Florida International U.International  
2003Chris Shelton1B-C106-0 200 R-R 1980-06-26 23Salt Lake City,Utah MLB2001-20102004-2009
2001-33- 984-PIT
Utah, Salt Lake CC  
2002Brad HawpeRF-1B116-3 210 L-L 1979-06-22 23Fort Worth,Texas MLB1999-20132004-2013
2000-11- 317-COL
Louisiana St, Navarro ColFree Agent  
2001Xavier NadyOF166-2 205 R-R 1978-11-14 22Carmel,California MLB1998-20142000-2014
2000- 2-  49-SDN
CaliforniaFree Agent  
2000Troy FarnsworthIF26-2 200 R-R 1976-02-04 24Salt Lake City,Utah AA1997-2004-
1998-32- 948-SLN
Brigham Young U., Col. Eastern Utah  
1999Marcus Giles2B75-8 180 R-R 1978-05-18 21San Diego,California MLB1997-20072001-2007
1996-53-1512-ATL
Grossmont ColFree Agent  
1998Joe Crede3B136-3 195 R-R 1978-04-26 20Jefferson City,Missouri MLB1996-20092000-2009
1996- 5- 137-CHA
 
1997Aramis Ramirez3B136-1 219 R-R 1978-06-25 19Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1996-20151998-2015
1994-   UDFA-PIT
Retired  
1996Jose GuillenRF-LF75-11 195 R-R 1976-05-17 20San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB1994-20101997-2010
1992-   UDFA-PIT
 
1995Richie Sexson1B86-7 206 R-R 1974-12-29 20Portland,Oregon MLB1993-20081997-2008
1993-24- 671-CLE
 
1994Larry Sutton1B-RF26-0 185 L-L 1970-05-14 24West Covina,California MLB1989-20041997-2004
1992-21- 582-KCA
Illinois  
1993Bubba Smith1B76-2 220 R-R 1969-12-18 23Riverside,California AAA1989-2006-
1991-26- 682-SEA
Illinois  
1992Bubba Smith1B76-2 220 R-R 1969-12-18 22Riverside,California AAA1989-2006-
1991-26- 682-SEA
Illinois  
1991Pedro Castellano3B-1B26-1 175 R-R 1970-03-11 21Lara,Venezuela MLB1989-20131993-1996
1988-   UDFA-CHN
 
1990Gary Scott3B16-0 175 R-R 1968-08-22 21New Rochelle,New York MLB1987-19961991-1992
1989- 2-  38-CHN
Villanova U.  
1989Phil PlantierLF-RF25-11 195 L-R 1969-01-27 20Manchester,New Hampshire MLB1987-19981990-1997
1987-11- 292-BOS
 
1988Mickey PinaOF15-11 195 R-R 1966-03-08 22Bridgewater,Massachusetts AAA1986-1993-
1984-14- 354-BOS
Eckerd Col  
1987Casey Webster1B16-0 200 R-R 1963-09-16 23Oregon City,Oregon AAA1985-1990-
1985-24- 609-CLE
Western Oregon U.  
1986Gregg JefferiesLF-2B55-10 185 B-R 1967-08-01 18Burlingame,California MLB1985-20001987-2000
1985- 1-  20-NYN
 
1985Shawn AbnerCF-RF16-1 190 R-R 1966-06-17 19Hamilton,Ohio MLB1984-19951987-1992
1984- 1-   1-NYN
 
1984Barry LyonsC26-1 202 R-R 1960-06-03 24Biloxi,Mississippi MLB1982-19951986-1995
1982-15- 371-NYN
Delta St  
1983Lenny DykstraCF-OF65-10 185 L-L 1963-02-10 20Santa Ana,California MLB1981-19961985-1996
1981-13- 315-NYN
 
1982Juan Samuel2B35-11 190 R-R 1960-12-09 21San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1980-19981983-1998
1980-   UDFA-PHI
 
1981Brad KomminskOF66-2 205 R-R 1961-04-04 20Lima,Ohio MLB1979-19971983-1991
1979- 1-   4-ATL
 
1980Julio FrancoSS-2B76-1 200 R-R 1958-08-23 21San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1978-20141982-2007
1978-   UDFA-PHI
 
1979Bob DernierOF26-0 165 R-R 1957-01-05 22Kansas City,Missouri MLB1978-19891980-1989
1977-12- 205-CIN
Metropolitan CC-Longview  
1978Ozzie VirgilC16-0 175 R-R 1956-12-07 21Mayaguez,Puerto Rico MLB1976-19901980-1990
1976- 6- 137-PHI
 
1977Oswaldo OlivaresOF15-11 154 L-L 1954-09-15 22Caracas,Venezuela AAA1977-1979-