2026 WBH Award Winners

And just as the final game of spring training wraps up in preparation for the 2027 regular season, the WBH has released its award winners for the 2026 season. Twenty-seven GMs voted this year, which is a bit of a record for the most recent ballots. Thanks to the voting owners, and congratulations to the winners!

Score is calculated as follows:

  • Every 1st place vote counts 5 points, 2nd place as 4 points, 3rd place as 3 points, and so on.
  • Ties are broken in favor of the one with the most 1st place votes. If one or more teams are still tied after that, ties will be broken in favor of the most 2nd place votes, 3rd place votes, etc.

Pitcher of the Year

Akikisa Morashita, Hong Kong Golden Dragons (124) (23 #1 votes)
Otilio “Slu” Valudez, Erie Sea Wolves (98) (2 #1 votes)
Huo-tu Bian, Wuhan Blackhawks (88) (one #1 votes)
Toshikuni Baba, Toa Baja Coquis (48) (zero #1 votes)
Jesus Villareal, Hukuoka Hawks (47) (one #1 votes)

Hitter of the Year

Masaki Kamuta, Akashi Fordians (113) (13 #1 votes)
Qi-chao Huang, Philadelphia Stars (101) (13 #1 votes)
Jorge “The Dominator” Mongome, Erie Sea Wolves (89) (one #1 votes)
Stephane Lamontagne, Panama City Bull Moose (51) (zero #1 votes, 2 #2 votes)
Ignacio Pimpapel, Sapporo Brewers (51) (zero #1 votes, 1 #2 votes)

Fireman of the Year

Crespin “Barrel” Moreno, Nagasaki Blues (101) (10 #1 votes)
Hyeok Su, Taegu Black Bears (101) (5 #1 votes)
Bento Canas, Rizao Rally Cats (81) (8 #1 votes)
Feng Xiang-sha, Vancouver Ventures (65) (2 #1 votes)
Ramon “Dr” Hurtado, Cancun Mojitos (57) (2 #1 votes)

Reliever of the Year

Ren-qing Chow, Taegu Black Bears (116) (14 #1 votes)
Denton Hartford, Santurce de Cangrejeros (86) (2 #1 votes)
Arial Rivera, Cancun Mojitos (79) (3#1 votes)
Bing-zhang Sen, Hamilton Steelers (69) (5 #1 votes)
Julio Faria, Taegu Black Bears (55) (3 #1 votes)

Rookie of the Year

<no photo> SP Martin Bertrand, Jeonju Jays (102) (9 #1 votes)
1B Shan-bo Zhou, Erie Sea Wolves (89) (8 #1 votes)
CF Rafael Vallarta, Pacora Jaguars  (76) (3 #1 votes)
SP Il-Young Kim, Roswell Invasion (70) (one #1 votes)
C Paolo “Bingo” Perez, Sapporo Brewers (68) (6 #1 votes)

GM of the Year


Marc Vose, Hong Kong Golden Dragons (115) (15 #1 votes)
Jim Lee, Azua Tortugas (95) (9 #1 votes)
Eric Hencley, Santurce de Cangrejeros (79) (one #1 votes)
Stephen Thompson, Mao Dadaistas (62) (one #1 votes)
Nic Rios, Chihuahua Chihuahuas (54) (one #1 votes)

Most Improved GM of the Year

David MacKenzie, Busan Burning Dragons (99) (9 #1 votes)
Rick Baldwin, Vancouver Ventures (91) (7 #1 votes)
Joe Woodring, Erie Sea Wolves (77) (6 #1 votes)
Ed Kunderman, Tijuana Grasshoppers (71) (2 #1 votes)
Ben Whitley, Taegu Black Bears (67) (3 #1 votes)
0 Comments

Leave a reply

JOIN US

If you would like to join, send us a message with a little bit about you and your OOTP history.

Sending

©2017 World Baseball Hierarchy

or

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

Skip to toolbar