MLB: Buster Posey and Trey Mancini are 2021 Players Choice Award Comebacks of the Year

The veteran catcher Buster Posey and first base Trey Mancini were named Comebacks of the Year by Players Choice Award in both the National League and the American League, in that order. San Francisco Giants catcher and Baltimore Orioles first baseman in this way they are the 2021 Comeback Player Of The Year, voted by the players.

Posey had a resurgence in 2021 after opting to exit the 60-game ’20 season. In fact, his rejuvenation at the plate brought back memories of his NL MVP campaign in ’12:

The veteran catcher was a big reason the Giants won 107 games, a franchise record, as he dropped .304 / .390 / .499 with 18 home runs in 113 games. The 18 HRs were six more than the total number Posey connected in the ’18 and ’19 seasons combined.

Mancini completed a remarkable and inspiring comeback after beating stage 3 colon cancer that caused him to miss the 2020 season.

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The 29-year-old slugger had a great performance in the Home Run Derby in Colorado, where he finished second to Pete Alonso of the Mets, and hit 21 home runs in 147 games for Baltimore in ’21.

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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Buster Posey and Trey Mancini are 2021 Players Choice Award Comebacks of the Year