Friday, November 20, 2015

2016 Most Valuable Player Awards

The expected --- and correct --- players won the Most Valuable Player awards.

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals is the 2016 National League MVP. He won unanimously: he was named first on all 30 ballots, which gives him 420 total points. Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks finished second in the voting with 234 points, and Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds finished third with 175 points.

Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays is the 2016 American League MVP. He garnered 23 first-place votes and 385 votes in total. Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim (aka "The The Angels Angels of Anaheim") finished second with 304 votes (he had the other 7 first-place votes). Lorenzo Cain of the Kansas City Royals finished third with 225 points.

This page shows the number of votes garnered by a few more players. (For example, Zack Greinke finished 7th in the voting in the NL.)

For the complete tabulation of the votes, see this website. (Clayton Kershaw finished 10th in the balloting.)

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