SB Nation Votes: American League MVP

UPDATE: Josh Hamilton finishes first, as predicted. And Adrian Beltre finishes ninth because, uh, defense doesn't matter or something.

Wait, then why did Longoria get so many points? And Crawford?

Oh...right...the errors. Oh well, at least they're getting better at this sort of thing.

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The MLB is about to finish giving out its awards today by naming the American League MVP. And while the Red Sox have at least one player on the short list (Adrian Beltre), this one seems like a foregone conclusion. Who's the likely winner? Josh Hamilton. And SB Nation definitely agrees.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Points
Hamilton 22 5 1 1 278
Cabrera 4 4 7 3 3 2 3 1 1 197
Longoria 3 3 6 9 2 1 1 2 191
Bautista 7 4 3 4 4 4 2 182
Cano 6 4 5 4 3 4 1 1 1 182
Beltre 4 4 7 2 5 3 1 1 170
Crawford 2 5 3 5 1 2 4 92
Mauer 1 3 1 2 8 4 5 75
Konerko 2 4 2 1 7 3 60
Choo 1 2 2 5 2 5 54
Felix 1 4 1 2 1 38
Lee 2 2 1 1 17
Rodriguez 1 7
Thome 1 6
Guerrero 1 1 6
Teixeira 2 6
Gardner 2 1 5
Verlander 1 4
Wells 1 3
Sabathia 1 1 3
Barton 1 2
Young 1 2
Andrus 1 2
Scott 1 2
Butler 2 2
Ichiro 2 2
Price 1 1

 

Beltre comes up a little short compared to his second place WAR finish, but oh well. Hamilton ran away with this one, and deserved it.

For those interested, SB Nation also nailed the NL MVP, giving Joey Votto a close victory over Albert Pujols. I think that makes us 4-for-4 on the big awards. Yay us!

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Points
Votto 27 4 2 322
Pujols 5 26 2 300
Tulowitzki 3 8 8 7 3 3 184
C Gonzalez 1 1 10 2 5 3 2 3 1 1 178
Zimmerman 1 3 6 7 4 5 2 159
A Gonzalez 6 8 4 1 3 1 2 145
Holliday 1 2 4 8 3 6 1 3 121
Halladay 1 6 3 4 1 2 110
Huff 2 5 7 2 2 75
Werth 2 4 5 1 3 46
Jimenez 2 1 1 1 23
Torres 1 6 2 20
J Johnson 1 1 3 15
Wainwright 1 1 2 2 14
Uggla 1 1 1 3 14
Howard 1 1 2 2 14
McCann 2 2 3 13
K Johnson 1 2 2 12
Weeks 1 2 4 12
Braun 1 2 1 8
Dunn 1 1 7
Bruce 3 6
Posey 1 4
Utley 1 2
Rolen 1 2
Lincecum 1 2
Pagan 1 1
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