MARSHALL, Minn. – The A's finished the 2016 season with an 11-9 record, finishing two wins short of a state tournament bid.
Tbe awards for Rookie of the Year, Gold Glove, Cy Young, and MVP are as follows...
Rookie of the Year
Mason Penske is your 2016 A's Rookie of the Year. The Marshall native led the team in hits (22) while batting a ridiculous .468 on the year. Penske was second in runs scored (13) and his 5 extra base hits were third most on the team.
Also Considered: Jake Leighton (4-3, 2.04 ERA), Derek Branson (.264 AVG, 13 runs, 1 HR, 12 RBIs)
Nate Hoeft is your 2016 A's Gold Glove winner. The shortstop was a strong defender, combining wide range with a strong arm. Hoeft finished with a .918 fielding percentage, 21 putouts and team high 46 assists.
Also Considered: Connor Winkelman (.935 FP, 25 putouts, 4 assists), Jordon Kontz (.972 FP, 51 putouts, 19 assists)
Jake Leighton is your 2016 Cy Young award winner. The starter led the team in ERA (2.04), innings pitched (57 1/3), and tied for the team lead in wins (4) and saves (1). Leighton held opponents to a .235 batting average.
Also Considered: Travis McGlauflin (4-2, 2.38 ERA, 22 K's)
Andrew Kinney is your 2016 A's MVP winner. Kinney led the team in RBIs (20) while batting .345 in 58 at bats. Kinney finished third on the team in hits (20) and second in extra base hits (7).
Also Considered: Mason Penske (.468 AVG, 13 runs, 10 RBIs), Jordon Kontz (.350 AVG, 8 runs, 18 RBIs)