A's Season Awards

MARSHALL, Minn. - The A's finished the 2018 season with an 8-15 record in their first season in Class C.

The awards for Rookie of the Year, Gold Glove, Cy Young, and MVP are as follows...

Rookie of the Year
Alex Thompson

Alex Thompson is your 2018 A's Rookie of the Year. The second year player entered the season with just 22 career at bats (thus retaining his Rookie eligibility) and established himself as a key part of the A's lineup. In 2018, Thompson hit .310 in 58 at bats while finishing 2nd on the team in runs scored (13).

Runner Up: Jake Hess (.280 avg, 7 RBIs)

Cy Young
Jordon Kontz

Jordon Kontz is your 2018 Cy Young award winner. The veteran starter led the team in ERA (2.01), innings pitched (80 2/3), wins (5) and strikeouts (58). Kontz held opponents to a .216 batting average.

Runner Up: Ryan VanMoer (2-1, 3.96 ERA, 13 K's, 1 save)

MVP
Jon Ellis

Jon Ellis is your 2018 A's MVP winner. In his 3rd season with the A's, Ellis hit the magical .400 mark to lead the squad. Ellis also led the team in home runs (4), RBIs (16) on base percentage (.508) and slugging (.740). Ellis finished fourth in runs scored (9). His .740 slugging percentage was the 2nd highest in the last seven seasons, trailing only 2015 Andrew Kinney (.774).

Runner Up: Jordon Kontz (.318 avg, 15 runs, 1 triple, 12 RBIs)

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2018 Record: 8-15

2018 Corn Belt Standings
Team
Win
Loss
GB
Milroy Yankees 12 0 -
Raymond Rockets 9 3 3.0
Bird Island Bullfrogs 7 5 5.0
Granite Falls Kilowatts 5 7 7.0
Marshall A's 4 8 8.0
Willmar Rails 3 9 9.0
Sacred Heart Saints 2 10 10.0


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