Tauchman Selected Winner Abby Green Award
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Outfielder Mike Tauchman won the 15th annual Abby Greer Award, presented to the Rockies Spring Training Most Valuable Player. In 27 games through Saturday, Tauchman hit batted .345 (20-for-58) with nine runs, three doubles, four triples, one home run and five RBI. His four triples are tied for the most in MLB.
Tauchman, 27, made his Major League debut for the Rockies in 2017 and appeared in 31 games in three different stints in the big leagues. He was also named a Pacific Coast League Post-Season All-Star after hitting .331 in 100 games with Triple-A Albuquerque, the third-highest batting average in the league.
The Abby Greer Award was created in 2004 in honor and remembrance of Abby Greer, a very special Rockies fan from Boulder, Colo. Abby loved all sports, but especially loved baseball and the Colorado Rockies. In August of 2002, at the age of six, Abby lost her life in a accident near Coors Field.
Past winners of the award include Stephen Cardullo (2017), Trevor Story (2016), Corey Dickerson (2013), Ryan Spilborghs (2009), Troy Tulowitzki (2007) and Cory Sullivan (2005).