Along with further proving his ability to handle a pitching staff, Lucroy spent this year cementing his place as one of the game's top catchers. He led the Brewers in games played (153), batting average (.301), hits (176) and extra-base hits (68). Lucroy's team-high 53 doubles distinguished him as the first primary catcher to lead his league in this category. He also set a Major League record by hitting 46 of his doubles as a catcher.
This was a breakthrough season for Peralta, who went 17-11 with a 3.53 ERA in 32 starts. The 25-year-old right-hander led the team in wins, innings pitched (198 2/3), quality starts (22) and strikeouts (154). Peralta received six of the seven first-place votes. Mike Fiers received the other.
Duke posted a 2.45 ERA in the 74 relief appearances he made after being the only non-roster invitee to make the Opening Day roster. The southpaw received just one first place vote, but was included on each of the seven ballots cast for the Top Newcomer Award. Francisco Rodriguez received three first-place votes, but finished a close second. Duke's competition in the Unsung Hero category came from Fiers, Will Smith and Scooter Gennett, who each received one first-place vote.
A total of seven players received votes in the balloting for the Good Guy Award. Lucroy and Kyle Lohse were the only members of this group with first-place votes.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.