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Independent Leagues Player of the YearHistory of Award Winners
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Morgan Burkhart won this award in 1998
Recent history of winners for Independent Leagues Player of the Year. 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 Available1996-2017

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Major Leaguers are in bold

Historical Winners - Independent Leagues Player of the Year

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)
2017Alonzo HarrisOF46-0 170 R-R 1989-01-16 28Cleveland,Mississippi AA2008-2017-
2007-39-1190-NYN
Free Agent  
2016Art Charles1B46-6 221 L-L 1990-11-10 25Bakersfield,California AAA2009-2017-
2010-20- 606-TOR
Bakersfield ColMinorsMilwaukee Brewers (AA)
2015Joe Maloney1BRockford56-2 205 R-R 1990-07-27 24Chester,Pennsylvania AA2009-2017-
2011-10- 324-TEX
Limestone ColFree Agent  
2014Balbino Fuenmayor1B56-2 195 R-R 1989-11-26 24Valencia,Venezuela AAA2007-2017-   Free Agent  
2013C.J. Ziegler1BWichita46-4 225 R-R 1985-11-27 27Tucson,Arizona AAA2007-2015-
2008-16- 477-SFN
Arizona, Pima CCMinorsMinnesota Twins (MLB)
2012Blake GailenOFLancaster45-10 175 L-L 1985-03-27 27West Hills,California AAA2006-2017-   UNLV, Glendale CCFree Agent  
2011Chris Colabello1BWorcester116-4 210 R-R 1983-10-24 27Milford,Massachusetts MLB2002-20172013-2016
2012-   UDFA-MIN
Assumption ColFree Agent  
2010Beau TorbertOFSioux Falls66-4 245 R-R 1983-05-01 27Phenix City,Alabama AAA2004-2010-
2004-17- 514-HOU
Faulkner U.  
2009Greg PorterOFWichita46-4 220 L-R 1980-08-15 28West Point,New York AAA1999-2012-
2001-45-1341-ANA
Texas A&M U.  
2009Ryan GoinsSS35-11 183 L-R 1988-02-13 21Round Rock,Texas MLB2007-20182013-2018
2009- 4- 130-TOR
Dallas Baptist U.MinorsPhiladelphia Phillies (AAA)
2008Patrick BreenOFOrange County26-3 210 L-L 1982-06-23 26Newport Beach,California AA2001-2009-
2004-21- 615-TBA
Houston, Cal Poly, Santa Ana Col  
2008Chris EdmondsonOF26-1 200 L-R 1988-04-07 20Johnson City,New York A+2007-2013-
2010-43-1309-SLN
Le Moyne ColFree Agent  
2007Darryl BrinkleyOFCalgary55-11 205 R-R 1968-12-23 38Stamford,Connecticut AAA1994-2009-   Sacred Heart U.  
2007Kraig BinickOF45-11 180 R-L 1985-02-10 22Brooklyn,New York AAA2004-2013-
2007-27- 819-BAL
New York Institute Technology  
2006Ian ChurchOFKalamazoo35-10 181 R-R 1981-02-28 25St. Petersburg,Florida A+2000-2010-   Stetson U.  
2006Andrew HolderOF26-0 210 R-R 1983-10-02 22Austin,Texas A2006-2009-
2006-16- 489-HOU
Dallas Baptist U.  
2005Eddie Lantigua3BQuebec106-0 190 R-R 1973-09-04 31Puerto Plata,Dom Rep AA1992-2011-    
2004Victor RodriguezSSSomerset56-2 195 R-R 1976-10-25 27Guayama,Puerto Rico AAA1994-2010-
1994- 2-  39-FLO
 
2003Jason ShelleyPRockford26-2 190 R-R 1977-03-19 26Berwyn,Illinois AA1998-2007-
1998-29- 861-TOR
Louisiana-Monroe  
2002Bobby MadritschPWinnipeg66-2 190 L-L 1976-02-28 26Oak Lawn,Illinois MLB1998-20082004-2005
1998- 6- 170-CIN
Point Park Col, Moraine Valley CC  
2001Michael WarnerOFSomerset45-10 170 L-L 1971-05-09 30Lakewood,New Jersey AAA1991-2003-
1993-29- 824-ATL
Florida International U.  
2000Anthony LewisOFDuluth-Superior15-11 205 L-L 1971-02-02 29Las Vegas,Nevada AAA1987-2001-
1989- 8- 198-SLN
 
1999Carmine CappuccioOFNew Jersey76-3 200 L-R 1970-02-01 29Everett,Massachusetts AAA1989-2001-
1992- 9- 260-CHA
Rollins Col  
1998Morgan Burkhart1BRichmond135-11 225 B-L 1972-01-29 26St. Louis,Missouri MLB1993-20062000-2003
1998-   UDFA-BOS
Central Missouri, Texas St  
1997Mike MeggersOFWinnipeg/Duluth-Superior46-2 200 R-R 1970-07-06 26Oakland,California AA1992-2002-
1992- 8- 213-CIN
Mary Hardin-Baylor  
1996Darryl MotleyOFFargo-Moorhead45-9 196 R-R 1960-01-21 36Muskogee,Oklahoma MLB1978-20021981-1987
1978- 2-  51-KCA