Major League Baseball announced its nominees for the 2016 Hank Aaron Award and Didi Gregorius will represent the New York Yankees.
The Hank Aaron Award is presented on an annual basis to the top offensive performer in each league. The panel of voters includes Aaron himself along with Hall of Famers Roberto Alomar, Johnny Bench, Craig Biggio, Ken Griffey Jr., Eddie Murray, and Robin Yount.
Didi slashed .276/.304/.447 with an OPS of .751 and a career-high 20 home runs. The last Yankee to take home the award was fellow shortstop, Derek Jeter, back in 2009.
This year, fans will, for some reason, have the chance to vote as well. They can vote online at MLB.com (up to 10 times a day) and by tweeting the names of their favorite players with specific hashtags.
Voting ends Oct. 14, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. eastern time with the presentation of the winners taking place during the World Series. Click right here to vote now.
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