MLB introduced Tuesday the nominees for the 2021 Roberto Clemente Award with the Toronto Blue Jays deciding on shortstop Bo Bichette.
The Roberto Clemente Award, which is given to the participant who “finest represents the sport of baseball by extraordinary character, neighborhood involvement, philanthropy and constructive contributions, each on and off the sector,” MLB mentioned in an announcement. Every group nominates one participant on their membership yearly.
Bichette, 23, was named an all-star this 12 months in simply his third big-league season and is batting a .292/.342/.466 slash line with 24 homers and 88 RBIs in 571 at-bats.
The winner is chosen by way of a panel, together with commissioner Robert Manfred, representatives from MLB-affiliated networks, MLB.com, and Roberto’s kids, Enrique, Luis and Roberto Clemente, Jr. The winner of a fan vote will rely as one vote on the panel. Fan voting ends on Oct. 3.