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Cubs' Kris Bryant, Astros' Carlos Correa claim Rookie of the Year honors

...homers, 68 RBI and 14 steals, helping the Astros make their first postseason appearance in a decade. The youngest position player in the major leagues, he turned 21 in September."It's like a season that I only thought was going to happen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-11-16/cubs-kris-bryant-astros-
David Price, Johnny Cueto among top tier pitchers that hit the free agent market

...market, including Zack Greinke, depending on decisions this week on 2016 options and opt-out clauses.Among the position players on the market are outfielders Yoenis Cespedes, Jason Heyward and Justin Upton; catcher Matt Wieters; first basemen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-11-02/david-price-johnny-cueto
Royals one win from World Series after routing Blue Jays in Game 4 of ALCS

...really good."Blue Jays infielder Cliff Pennington relieved in the ninth inning, becoming the first primarily position player to pitch in the postseason, STATS said. He allowed two hits and got one out."The circumstances aren't what you...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-10-20/royals-one-win-world-ser
Mariners fire manager Lloyd McClendon

...the regular season. DODGERS: Rookie infielder Corey Seager and veteran outfielder Justin Ruggiano are among 14 position players on the roster for the NLDS.Seager hit .337 in 27 games after being called up from the minors.Ruggiano, 33...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-10-09/mariners-fire-manager-ll
Braves receive positive play from several despite rough season

...Replacement is a testament to his impact while on the field and Atlanta's severe lack of depth in its lineup. Among position players, he topped Andrelton Simmons' 3 WAR, which was mostly generated by his elite shortstop defense.Freeman entered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-10-03/braves-receive-positive-
Augusta Christian looks to rebound

...3-5OUTLOOK: The Lions failed to reach the postseason for the first time in 20 years in 2014 and lost a number of skill position players, but it's hard to see the Lions missing the playoffs two years in a row.COACH QUOTE: "The focus is the learning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2015-08-12/augusta-christian-loo
Smith a force on the Grovetown offensive line

...which, if it goes well, should add up to first downs and touchdowns.If that happens, it's likely the skill position players will get much of the accolades. But Smith knows he'll have done his role well."You might not get as much glory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2015-08-16/smith-force-
NBA coaches want to cut back number of preseason games

...you're not playing all year long in your division, in your conference, that you're battling with for playoff positions."Players don't gripe as much, since most of the top ones don't even consider playing in every game. Carmelo Anthony...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-10-21/nba-coaches-want-cut-back-num
John Hart says Atlanta Braves "will be better" next season

...reality check: "We can't overhaul the entire offense."One problem is the lack of upper-level prospects among position players.The strength of the team was highlighted in the final three-game sweep of St. Louis. Julio Teheran, Shelby...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-10-05/john-hart-says-atlanta-b
Cubs boss Theo Epstein mulls whether to be aggressive at trade deadline

...aligned with a shift in the game from hitting to pitching, Epstein has taken the long view and loaded up on young position players.Epstein can't know whether this is the year, but he might be willing to roll the dice at the halfway point to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-15/cubs-boss-theo-epstein-m