After another exciting season at Fluor Field, the time has come for Drive fans to cast their vote for the Hale's Jewelers Player of the Year! Cast your vote today and you could win a $500 savings certificate from Hale's Jewelers. The lucky fan that is selected will be recognized on-field with the Player of the Year on Friday, August 31st at Fluor Field.
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The nominees for the 2018 Hale's Jewelers Player of the Year are below. (Stats updated through 8/22)
Victor Acosta, OF: Acosta was selected as a South Atlantic League All-Star at midseason, and prior to his promotion to Salem, he hit .285 in 75 games with eight homers and 37 RBI.
Marino Campana, OF: A major presence in the middle of the Drive lineup since Opening Day, Campana is hitting .256 with a team-high 16 homers and 69 RBI, which ranks fourth in the South Atlantic League.
Kutter Crawford: RHP: A South Atlantic League midseason All-Star, Crawford posted a 2.96 ERA and a 5-4 record over 21 starts. He struck out 120 hitters in 112 1/3 innings before a promotion to Salem.
Enmanuel De Jesus, LHP: De Jesus threw 7 2/3 innings in the Drive's 3rd no-hitter in franchise history on July 19th. He has logged 102 in 102 1/3 innings with a 7-5 record and two complete games.
Jhonathan Diaz, LHP: The Drive's Opening Day starter has been outstanding all season long. Diaz is 9-8 on the season with a 3.41 ERA, and he leads the team with 132 strikeouts in 132 innings.
Ryan Fitzgerald, SS: Fitzgerald stepped right into the shortstop role when joining the Drive in June, and he has combined outstanding defense with a .300 average in 69 games with eight homers and 33 RBI.
Tanner Nishioka, 3B: Another midseason addition, Nishioka boasts a .313 average in 72 games of action with seven homers, 37 RBI and a team-high .393 on-base percentage.
Denyi Reyes, RHP: Reyes was named to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game, and he led the Drive with 10 wins and a 1.89 ERA over 21 appearances prior to his promotion to Salem. He also struck out 122 in 123 2/3 innings, and pitched the Drive's first ever nine-inning complete game shutout on May 27th.
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