Mike Stanton and Jose Reyes are two of the six nominees for this year's "Wow Factor of the Year" award, one of 19 to be given out Friday at the annual Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards. The GIBBY's, for short, honor the best players and must-see moments from the previous season. Voters for the awards included media, front-office execs, former players and fans.
The other nominees for the "Wow" award, which recognizes "the game's most exciting stars," are Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino and Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano.
Not many Marlins to be found on this year's ballot. Other than Stanton and Reyes, who did his wowing with the Mets last season, the only other Marlins-related moment up for an award is the praying mantis dugout incident in D.C., which is a nominee for "Oddity of the Year."
Winners will be announced on the MLB Network and MLB.com at 9 p.m. on Friday.
Gotta figure Stanton has a shot at the "Wow" award, right?