Previously won by Giants favorites such as Tim Lincecum and Brandon Belt, this award goes to the youngster who had the most impressive spring in his first big league camp. It is voted on by team mates.
This year Dan Otero was given the award. At 27, Otero is a late bloomer, but the reliever has impressed in his first Major League spring training. This spring, he has allowed one run in 10 innings. That’s an earned run average of .9, with eight strikeouts and no walks.
He had a shot to make the bullpen, but with Hensely possibly out, Otero’s chances have increased greatly.