Award season continued for the Atlanta Braves as Alex Anthopoulos was named Baseball America’s MLB Executive of the Year. Baseball America began handing out this accolade in 1998. Anthopoulos is the 20th Exec to bring home the honor.
Anthopoulos joined the Braves organization as general manager in November of 2017. Since then, he has overseen five consecutive NL East titles and a World Series Championship.
“I just view it as an organizational award,” 45-year-old Anthopoulos said. “It’s an organizational award because we all know one person is not responsible for the success of an organization.”
“It’s pretty gratifying. Very rewarding,” he added. “And I’m excited for the scouting department, the player development department, the front office, the business side—the whole organization. I think it’s something that we all share.”
Anthopoulos has put together an incredibly solid lineup full of young players, each of whom he has extended before they reached free agency. His core includes Ronald Acuña Jr., Ozzie Albies, Matt Olson, Austin Riley, Michael Harris II, and Spencer Strider. Anthopoulos’ recent moves will play a huge role in the Braves’ success in the coming years.
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