The 2016 esurance MLB Awards took place on Friday evening. Not surprisingly, the American League Champion Cleveland Indians took home several honors.
Rookie Tyler Naquin's walk-off, inside-the-park HR to beat the Blue Jays on August 19th was named "Best Offensive Play" of 2016.
CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 19: Tyler Naquin #30 of the Cleveland Indians hits a walk-off inside-the-park home run to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field on August 19, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Blue Jays 3-2. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
The 2016 "Defensive Player of the Year" award went to Tribe shortstop Francisco Lindor, who recently won his first Gold Glove.
CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) gets an out at second base during game 7 of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH. Chicago defeated Cleveland 8-7 in 10 innings. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images).
Fresh off winning the American League's Manager of the Year award for the second time, Tribe skipper Terry Francona was honored as the MLB's "Best Manager."
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 29: Manager Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians speaks to the media after beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 in Game Four of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field on October 29, 2016 in Chicago (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Remember the excitement we all felt when Rajai Davis hit the game-tying homer off of Aroldis Chapman in Game 7 of the World Series? Davis' heroics were honored as the "Best Postseason Moment" of 2016.
CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Rajai Davis #20 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates as he runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning to tie the game 6-6 against the Chicago Cubs in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
And speaking of the playoffs, there could be no doubt about who would win the award for "Best Postseason Performer." Tribe reliever Andrew Miller took the honors after a brilliant performance that saw him go 2-0 with one save, and a whopping 40 strikeouts in just over 27 innings.
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 17: Andrew Miller #24 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays with a score of 4 to 2 in game three of the American League Championship Series at Rogers Centre on October 17, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)