2015 San Francisco Giants Awards: MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and more

By Danny Vietti
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September 28, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jake Peavy (22) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park. The Giants defeated the Dodgers 3-2 in 12 innings. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Comeback Player of the Year

#22 Jake Peavy RHP

After playing a crucial part in the Giants’ World Series championship in 2014, the 34-year-old Peavy was forced to miss 68 games early on due to a lower back injury. After appearing in six rough outings down with the Triple-AAA Sacramento RiverCats, Peavy made his first start since April 17th where he went on to pitch 6 1/3 innings, while surrendering just two earned runs on three hits.

Although the so-called “Angry Hulk” pitched decent in his first few outings, he began to mirror his 2007 Cy Young-self in his last 13 starts. In those 77 1/3 innings, Peavy posted a record of 6-2 with a .227 opposing batting average, a 3.73 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and a 3.03 ERA, his lowest since 2008.

The Giants will have some question marks with what to do with their pitching staff, but one thing is for sure, Peavy is now healthy and ready to make another postseason push.

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