Award Ballots! MVPs, Cy Youngs and ROYs!

Everyone loves having a say, and I know I’m no different.

So I’m not going to type out some drawn-out introduction to this, I’m just going to go ahead and post my award ballots as I would fill them out, were I a voter.

Go ahead, click the link, read the post and leave a comment telling me how I’m dumb/wrong/a Ryan Howard hater.

Paul’s Ballot

National League MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Hanley Ramirez
  3. Chase Utley
  4. Prince Fielder
  5. Ryan Braun
  6. Ryan Zimmerman
  7. Pablo Sandoval
  8. Adrian Gonzalez
  9. Troy Tulowitzki
  10. Derrek Lee

National League Cy Young

  1. Tim Lincecum
  2. Chris Carpenter
  3. Adam Wainwright
  4. Dan Haren
  5. Javier Vazquez

National League Rookie of the Year

  1. Tommy Hanson
  2. Andrew McCutchen
  3. J.A. Happ
  4. Chris Coghlan
  5. Randy Wells

National League Silver Sluggers

  • C. Brian McCann
  • 1B. Albert Pujols
  • 2B. Chase Utley
  • 3B. Ryan Zimmerman
  • SS. Hanley Ramirez
  • LF. Ryan Braun
  • CF. Matt Kemp
  • RF. Jayson Werth

National League Gold Gloves

  • C. Yadier Molina
  • 1B. Adrian Gonzalez
  • 2B. Chase Utley
  • 3B. Ryan Zimmerman
  • SS. Rafael Furcal
  • OF. Mike Cameron
  • OF. Nyjer Morgan
  • OF. Randy Winn

American League MVP

  1. Joe Mauer
  2. Derek Jeter
  3. Ben Zobrist
  4. Miguel Cabrera
  5. Adam Lind
  6. Mark Teixeira
  7. Evan Longoria
  8. Jason Bartlett
  9. Alex Rodriguez
  10. Ichiro

American League Cy Young

  1. Zack Greinke
  2. Felix Hernandez
  3. Roy Halladay
  4. Justin Verlander
  5. CC Sabathia

American League Rookie of the Year

  1. Andrew Bailey
  2. Rick Porcello
  3. Nolan Reimold
  4. Gordon Beckham
  5. Jeff Niemann

American League Silver Sluggers

  • C. Joe Mauer
  • 1B. Miguel Cabrera
  • 2B. Ben Zobrist
  • 3B. Evan Longoria
  • SS. Derek Jeter
  • LF. Jason Bay
  • CF. Torii Hunter
  • RF. Shin-Soo Choo
  • DH. Adam Lind

American League Gold Gloves

  • C. Joe Mauer
  • 1B. Kendry Morales
  • 2B. Ben Zobrist
  • 3B. Evan Longoria
  • SS. Elvis Andrus
  • OF. Franklin Gutierrez
  • OF. Ryan Sweeney
  • OF. Carl Crawford

I’m not selecting a winner for NL pitcher Silver Slugger. Same goes for pitcher Gold Gloves in both leagues. Those are purposeful omissions.

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Award Ballots! MVPs, Cy Youngs and ROYs!

  1. ash

    I absolutely agree with your Tim Linecum and Zach Greinke choices, and know that unfortunately that may not be the way the voting goes. I’ll be embarrassed if CC gets it. And will apologize profusely.

    As for MVP, right on the money with Pujols and Mauer, though I may be apt to lean toward Jeter. For obvious reasons.

  2. Anthony

    The Seattle Mariners had historically-high team UZR, yet you only have 1 winning the gold glove??! Where’s the love for Beltre or Ichiro?

  3. Paul Boye

    Beltre had a very fine season in the field. The race between he and Longoria, statistically, is quite close across the board. It wouldn’t surprise me or upset me if he won.

    Gutierrez gets one on my ballot for obvious reasons, but Sweeney had an excellent season in the field and gets no credit for it anywhere. Juan Rivera and David DeJesus are among those who had better UZR/150s than Ichiro, sad to say. There could be a better choice than Crawford, but I don’t think Ichiro is one of those this year.

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