Phil Hughes And Danny Santana Up For GIBBY Awards

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The Minnesota Twins didn’t have much to hang their hats on in 2014, especially considering that their final record sat at another 90 loss debacle. However, if their were at least two shining bright spots on the roster, their names were Phil Hughes and Danny Santana. Now both players find themselves in the running for Greatness In Baseball Yearly Awards.

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Phil Hughes had a record breaking season compiling the single greatest strikeout to walk ratio in Major League Baseball history. A key signing for the Twins in the offseason, that level of success could not have been projected. Sporting good numbers away from Yankees Stadium, it was expected Hughes would be good, but he was beyond great for the Twins.

After being brought in as a middle of the rotation type starter, Hughes immediately asserted himself as the staff ace, and was an early season CY Young contender.

Phil Hughes is being voted on in the GIBBY category for the breakout pitcher of the year.

On the other end of the spectrum, rookie phenom Danny Santana came up to Target Field and competed from day one. With a bat that played extremely well in the big leagues, and a glove that was used both in centerfield and at shortstop, Santana proved to be one of the Twins biggest assets.

Santana is in the running for the GIBBY award given to the best rookie in baseball.

With both players up for MLB.com Greatness In Baseball Yearly Awards, Minnesota Twins fans have the opportunity to get some hardware for their two stars.

Make sure to head over to MLB.com to vote.

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