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