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NL Comeback Player of the YearHistory of Award Winners
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Buster Posey won this award in 2012
Recent history of winners for NL Comeback 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.

LevelMLB
Years Available1965-2017

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Historical Winners - NL Comeback 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)
2017Greg HollandP35-11 180 R-R 1985-11-20 31Morganton,North Carolina MLB2005-20182010-2018
2007-10- 306-KCA
Western Carolina U.Free Agent  
2016Anthony Rendon2B105-11 170 R-R 1990-06-06 26Houston,Texas MLB2009-20182013-2018
2011- 1-   6-WAS
Rice U.ActiveWashington Nationals (MLB)
2015Matt HarveyP96-4 210 R-R 1989-03-27 26New London,Connecticut MLB2008-20182012-2018
2010- 1-   7-NYN
North CarolinaFree Agent  
2014Casey McGehee1B36-1 190 R-R 1982-10-12 31Santa Cruz,California MLB2001-20172008-2016
2003-10- 283-CHN
Fresno StInternational  
2013Francisco LirianoP106-2 185 L-L 1983-10-26 29San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB2001-20182005-2018
2000-   UDFA-SFN
Free Agent  
2012Buster PoseyC326-1 205 R-R 1987-03-27 25Leesburg,Georgia MLB2006-20182009-2018
2008- 1-   5-SFN
Florida StActiveSan Francisco Giants (MLB)
2011Lance BerkmanDH246-1 205 B-L 1976-02-10 35Waco,Texas MLB1995-20131999-2013
1997- 1-  16-HOU
Rice U.Retired  
2010Tim HudsonP156-0 160 R-R 1975-07-14 34Columbus,Georgia MLB1995-20151999-2015
1997- 6- 185-OAK
Auburn U., Chattahoochee Valley CCRetired  
2009Chris CarpenterP36-4 215 R-R 1985-12-26 23Kent,Ohio MLB2005-20152011-2012
2008- 3-  97-CHN
Kent StFree Agent  
2008Brad LidgeP76-5 200 R-R 1976-12-23 31Sacramento,California MLB1996-20122002-2012
1998- 1-  17-HOU
Notre DameRetired  
2007Dmitri YoungLF-1B86-2 235 B-R 1973-10-11 33Vicksburg,Mississippi MLB1991-20091996-2008
1991- 1-   4-SLN
 
2006Nomar GarciaparraSS236-0 175 R-R 1973-07-23 32Whittier,California MLB1992-20091996-2009
1994- 1-  12-BOS
Georgia Tech  
2005Ken GriffeyCF376-3 205 L-L 1969-11-21 35Donora,Pennsylvania MLB1987-20101989-2010
1987- 1-   1-SEA
 
2004Chris CarpenterP106-6 225 R-R 1975-04-27 29Exeter,New Hampshire MLB1994-20131997-2012
1993- 1-  15-TOR
Retired  
2003Javy LopezC96-3 200 R-R 1970-11-05 32Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1988-20061992-2006
1987-   UDFA-ATL
 
2002Mike LieberthalC36-0 190 R-R 1972-01-18 30Glendale,California MLB1990-20071994-2007
1990- 1-   3-PHI
 
2001Matt MorrisP86-5 210 R-R 1974-08-09 26Middletown,New York MLB1993-20081997-2008
1995- 1-  12-SLN
Seton Hall U.  
2000Andres Galarraga1B136-3 235 R-R 1961-06-18 39Caracas,Venezuela MLB1979-20041985-2004
1979-   UDFA-MON
 
1999Rickey HendersonLF-OF135-10 190 R-L 1958-12-25 40Chicago,Illinois MLB1976-20051979-2003
1976- 4-  96-OAK
 
1998Greg VaughnLF66-0 202 R-R 1965-07-03 32Sacramento,California MLB1986-20031989-2003
1986- 1-   4-MIL
Miami  
1997Darren DaultonC26-2 190 L-R 1962-01-03 35Arkansas City,Kansas MLB1980-19971983-1997
1980-25- 629-PHI
Cowley Col  
1996Eric DavisCF-LF186-3 185 R-R 1962-05-29 34Los Angeles,California MLB1980-20011984-2001
1980- 8- 201-CIN
 
1995Ron GantLF-CF46-0 196 R-R 1965-03-02 30Victoria,Texas MLB1983-20031987-2003
1983- 4- 100-ATL
 
1994Tim Wallach3B126-3 200 R-R 1957-09-14 36Huntington Park,California MLB1978-19961980-1996
1979- 1-  10-MON
Cal St Fullerton, Saddleback Col  
1993Andres Galarraga1B136-3 235 R-R 1961-06-18 32Caracas,Venezuela MLB1979-20041985-2004
1979-   UDFA-MON
 
1992Gary SheffieldRF-OF245-11 205 R-R 1968-11-18 23Tampa,Florida MLB1986-20091988-2009
1986- 1-   6-MIL
 
1991Terry Pendleton3B105-9 195 B-R 1960-07-16 30Los Angeles,California MLB1982-19981984-1998
1982- 7- 179-SLN
Fresno St, Oxnard Col  
1990John TudorP46-0 185 L-L 1954-02-02 36Schenectady,New York MLB1976-19901979-1990
1976- 3-  57-BOS
Georgia So.U., North Shore CC  
1989Lonnie SmithLF-OF25-9 170 R-R 1955-12-22 33Chicago,Illinois MLB1974-19941978-1994
1974- 1-   3-PHI
 
1988Tim LearyP36-3 205 R-R 1958-12-23 29Santa Monica,California MLB1977-19941981-1994
1979- 1-   2-NYN
UCLA  
1987Rick SutcliffeP86-7 215 R-R 1956-06-21 31Independence,Missouri MLB1974-19941976-1994
1974- 1-  21-LAN
 
1986Ray Knight3B-1B36-2 185 R-R 1952-12-28 33Albany,Georgia MLB1971-19881974-1988
1970-10- 238-CIN
 
1985Rick ReuschelP96-3 235 R-R 1949-05-16 36Quincy,Illinois MLB1970-19911972-1991
1970- 3-  67-CHN
Western Illinois U.  
1984Joaquin AndujarP76-0 180 B-R 1952-12-21 31San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1970-19881976-1988
1969-   UDFA-CIN
 
1983John DennyP46-3 190 R-R 1952-11-08 30Prescott,Arizona MLB1970-19861974-1986
1970-29- 679-SLN
 
1982Joe Morgan2B155-7 155 L-R 1943-09-19 38Bonham,Texas MLB1963-19841963-1984
1962-   UDFA-HOU
 
1981Bob KnepperP26-2 210 L-L 1954-05-25 27Akron,Ohio MLB1972-19901976-1990
1972- 2-  43-SFN
 
1980Jerry ReussP56-5 217 L-L 1949-06-19 31St. Louis,Missouri MLB1967-19901969-1990
1967- 2-  30-SLN
 
1979Lou BrockOF85-11 170 L-L 1939-06-18 40El Dorado,Arkansas MLB1961-19791961-1979
1960-   UDFA-CHN
So.U.  
1978Willie StargellOF-1B96-2 225 L-L 1940-03-06 38Earlsboro,Oklahoma MLB1960-19821962-1982
1958-   UDFA-PIT
 
1977Willie McCovey1B86-4 210 L-L 1938-01-10 39Mobile,Alabama MLB1955-19801959-1980
1955-   UDFA-NY1
 
1976Tommy JohnP76-3 185 R-L 1943-05-22 33Terre Haute,Indiana MLB1961-19891963-1989
1961-   UDFA-CLE
Indiana St  
1975Randy JonesP76-0 178 R-L 1950-01-12 25Fullerton,California MLB1971-19821973-1982
1972- 5-  97-SDN
Chapman U.  
1974Jimmy WynnOF35-9 170 R-R 1942-03-12 32Hamilton,Ohio MLB1962-19771963-1977
1962-   UDFA-CIN
Central St  
1973Davey Johnson2B76-1 182 R-R 1943-01-30 30Orlando,Florida MLB1962-19781965-1978
1962-   UDFA-BAL
Texas A&M U.  
1972Bobby TolanOF15-11 170 L-L 1945-11-19 26Los Angeles,California MLB1963-19791965-1979
1963-   UDFA-PIT
 
1971Al DowningP15-11 177 R-L 1941-06-28 30Trenton,New Jersey MLB1961-19771961-1977
1961-   UDFA-NYA
Muhlenberg Col  
1970Jim HickmanOF-1B26-4 205 R-R 1937-05-10 33Henning,Tennessee MLB1956-19741962-1974
1956-   UDFA-SLN
 
1969Tommie AgeeOF55-11 195 R-R 1942-08-09 26Magnolia,Alabama MLB1961-19731962-1973
1961-   UDFA-CLE
Grambling St  
1968Alex JohnsonOF16-0 205 R-R 1942-12-07 25Helena,Arkansas MLB1962-19761964-1976
1961-   UDFA-PHI
 
1967Mike McCormickP26-2 195 L-L 1938-09-29 28Pasadena,California MLB1956-19711956-1971    
1966Phil ReganP16-3 200 R-R 1937-04-06 29Otsego,Michigan MLB1960-19721960-1972
1956-   UDFA-DET
Western Michigan U.  
1965Vern LawP46-2 195 R-R 1930-03-12 35Meridian,Idaho MLB1950-19671950-1967