Finalists announced for the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards

Winners revealed tonight on MLB Network and MLB.com during the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards Show

Finalists for the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards have been named with winners in 18 categories to be revealed tonight during The 2015 Esurance MLB Awards Show, a multi-platform special on MLB Network and MLB.com at 8 p.m. Eastern. In addition, winners in four categories will be announced today across MLB's digital platforms and social media channels leading into the special. The 2015 Esurance MLB Awards are an expanded awards program that recognizes Major League players, baseball fans and memorable moments in unique categories. The Awards are not limited by league affiliation and take Postseason play into consideration.

The winners in the following categories will be chosen from the three finalists listed below and unveiled during The 2015 Esurance MLB Awards Show, hosted by Brian Kenny and Dan Plesac from MLB Network's Studio 21.

Best Major Leaguer: Jake Arrieta, Josh Donaldson, Bryce Harper
Best Everyday Player: Josh Donaldson, Bryce Harper, Mike Trout
Best Starting Pitcher: Jake Arrieta, Zack Greinke, Dallas Keuchel
Best Rookie: Kris Bryant, Carlos Correa, Francisco Lindor
Best Defensive Player: Nolan Arenado, Kevin Kiermaier, Andrelton Simmons
Best Breakout Player: Nolan Arenado, Jake Arrieta, Bryce Harper
Best Bounceback Player: Chris Davis, Prince Fielder, Alex Rodriguez
Best Play, Offense: Jose Bautista's home run in ALDS Game 5, Lorenzo Cain's pennant-winning run in ALCS Game 6, Alex Gordon's game-tying home run in World Series Game 1
Best Play, Defense: Josh Donaldson's diving catch into the stands, Kevin Pillar's wall-climbing catch, Mike Trout's catch to rob a home run
Best Moment: Eric Hosmer's game-tying run in World Series Game 5, Wilmer Flores' walk-off home run, Todd Frazier's walk-off win in the Home Run Derby
Best Performance: Jake Arrieta's no-hitter, Edwin Encarnacion's three home run/nine RBI game, Max Scherzer's second no-hitter of the season
Best Social Media Post: @Cubs for a photo of the team in pajamas, @FlashGJr (Dee Gordon) for capturing Giancarlo Stanton's unique way of eating a Kit Kat bar, @JerrySeinfeld tweet after Mets acquired Yoenis Cespedes
Best Celebrity Fan: Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld
Best Fan Catch: Angels fan catching Mike Trout's home run in a Trout Net, Cubs fan catching a foul ball in her cup and drinking the beer, young Tigers fan catching a home run hit by the opposing team
Best Call, TV: Len Kasper on Kris Bryant's first big league walk-off home run, Vin Scully on the Dodgers' "balk-off" win, Gary Thorne's "Masters Tournament" impression
Best Call, Radio: Greg Brown on Pirates' walk-off win in the 14th inning, Robert Ford on Jed Lowrie's ninth-inning, pinch-hit homer vs. the Angels, Howie Rose on Bartolo Colon's double
Best Player-Fan Interaction: Terry Collins celebrating with fans after advancing to the NLCS, Bryce Harper taking a selfie with a fan's phone, Andrew McCutchen giving his batting gloves to young fans
Best Major Leaguer, Postseason: Wade Davis, Alcides Escobar, Daniel Murphy

The following 2015 Esurance MLB Awards will be announced on MLB.com, the MLB.com At Bat mobile app, and on official MLB accounts on social media channels including Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook throughout the day today. The finalists and announcement times for those categories are:

11:00 a.m. Eastern
Best Video Board Moment: 108 year-old Mariners fan's first pitch, Harry Caray tribute at Wrigley Field, Vin Scully's return for 2016 announced by Magic Johnson and Jimmy Kimmel

1:00 p.m. Eastern
Best MLB Interview: David Price, Max Scherzer, Stephen Vogt

3:00 p.m. Eastern
Best Trending Topic: Toronto Blue Jays seventh inning of ALDS Game 5, San Francisco Giants Full Clubhouse video, Orbit's on-field dance

5:00 p.m. Eastern
Best Social Media Personality: Chris Archer, Salvador Perez, Marcus Stroman

The awards for Best Manager and Best Executive will be announced and presented in-person to the winners on MLB Network and MLB.com from the 2015 Winter Meetings in Nashville on Tuesday, December 8.

The 2015 Esurance MLB Awards represents a comprehensive award-balloting process based on nearly two months of voting, encompassing the entire awards season. The five different groups of voters - fans, members of the baseball media, club front-office personnel, former MLB players and Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) members - each count for 20% of the winner selection. Winners in each category will receive the trophy known as the GIBBY (Greatness in Baseball Yearly).

Earlier this season, Esurance entered into a multi-year partnership with MLB to become the exclusive auto insurance partner for Major League Baseball as well as the title sponsor of the first-ever all-digital Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot and the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote, each of which set all-time records for fan voting.