Introducing the 2019 La Vida Baseball Award Nominees

The La Vida Baseball Awards are our annual way to celebrate the best in Latino baseball from the 2019 season, on and off the field. For the third consecutive year we’re honoring the best style, smile, hustle and heart we’ve seen from Latino players across the league.

We have a distinguished panel of insiders, celebrities and friends of the program who will be voting this year. The panel includes 2005 World Series-winning manager Ozzie Guillén, Astros Spanish language broadcaster Francisco Romero, St. Louis Cardinals Spanish language radio voice Polo Ascencio, Chicago Cubs superfan Captain Cubbo, the Ortiz sisters and La Chica Deportes Jennifer Mercedes’ favorite Uber driver. The La Vida Baseball staff will pick as well.

This year, the fans will have a voice in who wins. You can cast your votes here.

We’re asking for your picks in each of the following categories:

Dynamic Duo

José Abreu and Yoán Moncada, Chicago White Sox
José Altuve and Carlos Correa, Houston Astros
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Toronto Blue Jays
Juan Soto and Victor Robles, Washington Nationals

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En serio Vlad?!?!?!?! ??

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Best Smile

José Altuve, Houston Astros
Willson Contreras, Chicago Cubs
Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians
Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals

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Best Social Follow

Aroldis Chapman, New York Yankees
Didi Gregorius, New York Yankees
Carlos Santana, Cleveland Indians
Fernando Tatís Jr., San Diego Padres

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Best Bat Flip

Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves
Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
Yasiel Puig, Cleveland Indians
Gary Sánchez, New York Yankees

Estilo Especial
(Best off-field style)

Javier Báez, Chicago Cubs
Carlos Correa, Houston Astros
Carlos Martínez, St. Louis Cardinals
Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians

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NYC ✈️

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Gran Corazón

Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland Indians
Carlos Correa, Houston Astros
Nelson Cruz, Minnesota Twins
Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Gran Espíritu
(Best on-field swag)

Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves
Javier Báez, Chicago Cubs
Manny Machado, San Diego Padres
Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals

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?????SI SEÑOOOOR?????

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Best Kicks

Robinson Canó, New York Mets
Miguel Rojas, Miami Marlins
Amed Rosario, New York Mets
Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves

Honorary Latino

Alex Bregman, Houston Astros
Lucas Giolito, Chicago White Sox
CC Sabathia, New York Yankees
Brian Dozier, Washington Nationals

Best Postseason Celebration

Nationals at the WC, including Juan Soto and fam pile on
Carlos Correa ALCS HR Celebration, Holding Ear to Dugout Hulk Hogan Style
José Altuve ALCS Game 6 Walk-off HR, holds his shirt crossing home plate so team doesn’t rip it off him
Nats winning the WS and Juan Soto’s first beer


Voting ends 6 PM ET on Thursday, Nov. 7.

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