2011 SB Nation Awards: American League MVP

Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays bats during MLB game action against the Los Angeles Angels at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Brad White/Getty Images)

There was quite a bit of debate this year about whether Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander deserved to win the MVP award as well as the Cy Young; two days ago you learned that SB Nation voters gave him our AL Cy Young.

Since this is a NL blog, we didn't get a vote. Truth be told, if I had one, I'd have voted for him. Some SB Nation AL voters agreed, as you'll see, but most did not; Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays was the winner in a close vote over the Red Sox' Jacoby Ellsbury.

Full balloting after the jump.

Rank Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Total
1 Jose Bautista 10 9 2 2 - - - - - - 251
2 Jacoby Ellsbury 7 9 3 3 - - - - - - 224
3 Miguel Cabrera 2 1 6 5 4 4 2 - - - 172
4 Curtis Granderson 1 2 5 5 2 5 - - 1 1 147
5 Justin Verlander 3 3 4 2 3 1 - 1 - 1 142
6 Dustin Pedroia - - 1 3 4 2 4 1 2 - 86
7 Ian Kinsler - - 1 2 2 4 2 3 1 1 74
8 Adrian Gonzalez - - - - 2 2 5 1 5 2 57
9 Evan Longoria - - 2 - 2 - 2 3 3 - 51
10 Alex Gordon - - - - 2 2 1 1 1 2 33
11 Robinson Cano 1 - - - 1 - 1 2 2 2 32
12 Alex Avila - - - - - 2 1 1 3 2 25
13 CC Sabathia - - - - - - 3 3 1 1 24
14 Ben Zobrist - - - - - - 2 3 1 4 23
14 Adrian Beltre - - - 1 1 - 1 - 2 2 23
16 Michael Young - - - - 1 1 - 1 - - 14
17 Mike Napoli - - - 1 - 1 - - - - 12
18 Paul Konerko - - - - - - - 2 - - 6
19 Jered Weaver - - - - - - - 1 - 1 4
20 Elvis Andrus - - - - - - - 1 - - 3
21 James Shields - - - - - - - - - 2 2
21 David Ortiz - - - - - - - - 1 - 2
21 Victor Martinez - - - - - - - - 1 - 2
24 Brett Gardner - - - - - - - - - 1 1
24 Dan Haren - - - - - - - - - 1 1
24 Mark Teixeira - - - - - - - - - 1 1
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