Kevin Youkilis has been selected as the 2009 winner of the Thomas A. Yawkey Memorial Award as Red Sox most valuable player in voting done by the Boston Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Youkilis hit .305 with 27 homers, 94 RBI and 99 runs scored. He finished second in the American League in on-base percentage (.413) and OPS (.961) and fifth in slugging (.548).
The Boston Chapter also announced that Yankees’ general manager Brian Cashman has been selected as executive of the year.
Tickets for the January 14 dinner, to be held at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston, are available for $150 each by sending a check to Boston Chapter-BBWAA, PO Box 7346, Nashua NH, 03060.
Meanwhile, Baseball America has released its list of the top 10 Red Sox prospects. You can see the story on their web site.
The top 10: Ryan Westmoreland, Casey Kelly, Josh Reddick, Lars Anderson, Ryan Kalish, Junichi Tazawa, Reymond Fuentes, Anthony Rizzo, Jose Iglesias, Derrik Gibson.