Jacoby Ellsbury could very well be the American League MVP this season, but he was at least guaranteed one honor on Monday, when he was named this year's recipient of the Red Sox' Chevy 10th Player Award.
The award is given to the Sox player who fans believe performed above and beyond expectations.
After battling injuries in 2010, it was unclear what kind of player Ellsbury would be this season. But he's rebounded in historic fashion, becoming one of the game's elite players along the way.
With three home runs during Sunday's doubleheader against the Yankees, including a 14th-inning blast in the nightcap that propelled the Sox to victory, Ellsbury became the first player in franchise history to rack up 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in a single season.
He's widely considered not only the team's MVP in 2011, but also a candidate to receive American League honors when the award is announced.
As part of the fan voting process, Daniel Paquette Jr. of Lowell, Mass., was awarded a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab 4×4 All Star Edition.