The Dodgers have announced their award winners for the 2019 season, with Jake Thyes leading the way, earning the teams Most Valuable Position Player and Rookie of the Year awards. Starting pitcher Matt Freeman was named the Dodgers’ Most Valuable Pitcher and second baseman Matt Bald was chosen as the club’s Sportsman of the Year.
In his first season with the Dodgers, Thyes saw action in 34 games, seeing the bulk of his playing time at first base. He wound up hitting .274/.373/.432, leading the team in home runs (3). He also added six doubles, drove in 14 runs and scored 12, finishing the year with an OPS of .804.
Logging 70 total innings on the mound, Freeman started seven of the eleven games he pitched in for the Dodgers this past season. The right-handed hurler finished the year with a record of 5-5 to go along with a 3.73 earned run average while racking up 47 strikeouts.
Playing in 36 of the Dodgers 41 games in 2019, Bald collected a team-high 33 hits in 126 at-bats, finishing the season with a .286 average. He drove in 17 runs and scored 20, while also successfully stealing 12 bases in 13 attempts.
The Dodgers organization would like to congratulated Thyes, Freeman and Bald on their award and thank all of our players for their outstanding contributions throughout the 2019 season.