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AMERICAN LEAGUE
BEST Hitter
1. Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox
2. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
3. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
BEST POWER
1. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
2 (tie). Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
2 (tie). Josh Hamilton, Rangers
BEST BUNTER
1. Brett Gardner, Yankees
2. Juan Pierre, White Sox
3. Erick Aybar, Angels
BEST STRIKE-ZONE JUDGMENT
1. Bobby Abreu, Angels
2. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
3. Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox
BEST HIT-AND-RUN ARTIST
1. Derek Jeter, Yankees
2. Erick Aybar, Angels
3. Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians
BEST BASERUNNER
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox
2. Elvis Andrus, Rangers
3. Brett Gardner, Yankees
FASTEST BASERUNNER
1. Brett Gardner, Yankees
2. Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox
3. Peter Bourjos, Angels
MOST EXCITING PLAYER
1. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
2 (tie). Josh Hamilton, Rangers
2 (tie). Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox
BEST PITCHER
1. Justin Verlander, Tigers
2. Jered Weaver, Angels
3. C.C. Sabathia, Yankees
BEST FASTBALL
1. Justin Verlander, Tigers
2. Felix Hernandez, Mariners
3. Daniel Bard, Red Sox
BEST CURVEBALL
1. Justin Verlander, Tigers
2. Gio Gonzalez, Athletics
3. Josh Beckett, Red Sox
BEST SLIDER
1. Felix Hernandez, Mariners
2. C.C. Sabathia, Yankees
3. Jered Weaver, Angels
BEST CHANGEUP
1. James Shields, Rays
2. Jered Weaver, Angels
3. Justin Verlander, Tigers
BEST CONTROL
1. Jered Weaver, Angels
2. Dan Haren, Angels
3. Josh Tomlin, Indians
BEST PICKOFF MOVE
1. Mark Buehrle, White Sox
2. James Shields, Rays
3. Justin Verlander, Tigers
BEST RELIEVER
1. Mariano Rivera, Yankees
2. Kyle Farnsworth, Rays
3. Daniel Bard, Red Sox
BEST DEFENSIVE CATCHER
1. Matt Wieters, Orioles
2. Joe Mauer, Twins
3. Alex Avila, Tigers
BEST DEFENSiVE 1B
1. Mark Teixeira, Yankees
2. Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox
3. Casey Kotchman, Rays
BEST DEFENSiVE 2B
1. Robinson Cano, Yankees
2. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
3. Ian Kinsler, Rangers
BEST DEFENSIVE 3B
1. Adrian Beltre, Rangers
2. Evan Longoria, Rays
3. Alex Rodriguez, Yankees
BEST DEFENSIVE SS
1. Elvis Andrus, Rangers
2. Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians
3. Erick Aybar, Angels
BEST INFIELD ARM
1. Adrian Beltre, Rangers
2. Erick Aybar, Angels
3. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
BEST DEFENSIVE OUTFIELDER
1. Franklin Gutierrez, Mariners
2. Adam Jones, Orioles
3. Shin-Soo Choo, Indians
BEST OUTFIELD ARM
1. Shin-Soo Choo, Indians
2. Jeff Francoeur, Royals
3. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners
BEST MANAGER
1. Mike Scioscia, Angels
2. Ron Gardenhire, Twins
3. Joe Maddon, Rays