Texas Rangers: Elvis Andrus Is Team’s Player of the Year
Elvis Andrus is the winner of this year’s Texas Rangers Player of the Year award. Nobody on the team is more deserving of the award than he is. Everyday Andrus came out of the clubhouse and did his best for not only the franchise but for the fans, too.
It’s no surprise Andrus is this year’s Texas Rangers Player of the Year award winner. He was the best player on the team. An impact on the field as well as in the clubhouse. Despite the very disappointing season, Andrus stayed motivated and focused.
Andrus finished this season with a .297 batting average. He had 191 hits, 100 runs, and 20 home runs, which are all career-highs. He was not part of the All-Star, unfortunately, but it really did not matter to him. Andrus was named the winner of the award via a vote by the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the Baseball Writers Associate of America.
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According to NBC 5’s Chris James, Andrus was ranked third in the American League in hits and was also a finalist for the Golden Glove award. He was also tied for fourth in the American League in doubles.
Furthermore, Andrus had the highest range factor of 4.70 per innings and even led the American League in assists, as well as putouts, according to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan.
Andrus really did put on a show with his defensive skills this season. Andrus is the first shortstop to be honored as the Rangers Player of the Year since Michael Young won it in 2008.
Elvis will officially accept the award on the 19th of January during the 2018 Dr. Pepper Texas Rangers Awards Dinner.