Jose Fernandez, the Miami Marlins ace who was tragically killed in a boating accident on Sept. 25, was posthumously honored on Wednesday night at the 25th Annual Players Choice Awards.
In a bittersweet moment, Fernandez was announced as the National League Comeback Player of the Year for the 2016 season.
Fernandez, 24, went 16-8 with a 2.86 ERA, 2.30 FIP, 1.12 WHIP and an NL-best 12.5 K/9 ratio in 29 starts this past season. He made only 11 starts in the 2015 season after returning from Tommy John surgery.
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Voting was done by MLB players on Sept. 20 -- five days before Fernandez's death.
Other winners on Wednesday night included:
Player of the Year Award: Astros 2B Jose Altuve
AL Most Outstanding Player: Astros 2B Jose Altuve
NL Most Outstanding Player: Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy
AL Most Outstanding Pitcher: Red Sox SP Rick Porcello
NL Most Outstanding Pitcher: Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks
AL Most Outstanding Rookie: Tigers SP Michael Fulmer
NL Most Outstanding Rookie: Dodgers SS Corey Seager
AL Comeback Player: Orioles OF/DH Mark Trumbo
Majestic Always Game Award: Astros 2B Jose Altuve
Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award: Mets OF Curtis Granderson