The distinction is bestowed upon the organization's player or executive who consistently performs at the top of his game. He beat out four other nominees: second baseman Jason Kipnis, closer Chris Perez, center fielder Michael Brantley and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera.
Pestano recently competed his second full season in the big leagues, and finished the year with a 3-3 record, 2.57 ERA and two saves. In 70 innings pitched and 70 appearances, Pestano totlaed 76 strikeouts. Pestano managed a 57-4 record when leading after seven innings.
In two-plus years with the Tribe, Pestano has forged a 2.50 ERA in 142 outings. The 27-year-old was a 20th-round selection in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.
Pestano finished his career with a record of 8-8 and a 2.93 ERA. In 93 career appearances with the Titans, he tossed 135 and 1/3 innings, striking out 129 and totaling 27 saves.