2008 Scouts Honor Results
Best by position
CategoryFirst placeSecond place
Catcher Russell MartinJoe Mauer
First baseman Albert PujolsTie: Mark Teixeira/Derrek Lee
Second baseman Chase UtleyRobinson Cano
Shortstop Jimmy RollinsTie: Troy Tulowitzki/Jose Reyes
Third baseman Alex RodriguezDavid Wright
Left fielder Matt HollidayManny Ramirez
Center fielder Carlos BeltranIchiro Suzuki
Right fielder Vladimir GuerreroTie: Ichiro Suzuki/Magglio Ordonez
Starting pitcher Tie: Josh Beckett/Johan Santana
Setup man Jonathan BroxtonJoba Chamberlain
Closer Jonathan PapelbonMariano Rivera
Batting
CategoryFirst placeSecond place
Best hitter Ichiro SuzukiAlex Rodriguez
Best clutch hitter David OrtizAlbert Pujols
Best power hitter Ryan HowardAlex Rodriguez
Best bunter Juan PierreIchiro Suzuki
Best bat control Ichiro SuzukiPlacido Polanco
Pitching
CategoryFirst placeSecond place
Best fastball Justin VerlanderJoba Chamberlain
Best curveJosh BeckettFour players tied
Best splitter Jonathan PapelbonJohn Smoltz
Best command Greg MadduxTom Glavine
Best competitor Jake PeavyTie: Josh Beckett/Roy Oswalt
Fielding
CategoryFirst placeSecond place
Best infielder Jose ReyesYuniesky Betancourt
Best outfielderIchiro SuzukiTorii Hunter
Best arm Ichiro SuzukiJeff Francoeur
Best at turning DP Orlando HudsonTie: Placido Polanco/Luis Castillo
Best picker at first base Tie: Derrek Lee/Todd Helton
Best at defending bunt Tie: Adrian Beltre/Ryan Zimmerman
Baserunning
CategoryFirst placeSecond place
Fastest runner Carl CrawfordIchiro Suzuki
Best basestealerJose ReyesIchiro Suzuki
Best baserunner Ichiro SuzukiJose Reyes
Best at breaking up DP Tie: Gary Sheffield/Carl Crawford
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