SBN Awards: Player Of The Year

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

One of these awards will likely be matched by the BBWAA. Will the other?

This is the final of the three awards given by SB Nation this week; instead of Most Valuable Player, we're calling ours "Player of the Year". You can parse or define that any way you want.

In the National League, we voted Buster Posey the award. This is likely the less controversial of the selections, although some of you might vote for Ryan Braun or Andrew McCutchen (note in the votes below, some did).

We've discussed at great length here at BCB whether Mike Trout or Miguel Cabrera is the "MVP" of the American League; the BBWAA vote that will be released later today will decide that. SB Nation voters chose Trout, 22 first-place votes to four. As a NL blog, this site did not get a vote for that award -- if I had one, it would have gone to Trout.

We voted for 10 players and points are awarded on a 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.

BCB ballots:

Al: Posey, McCutchen, Braun, Chase Headley, David Wright, Yadier Molina, Matt Holliday, Giancarlo Stanton, Aramis Ramirez, Alfonso Soriano

Mike: Posey, Molina, Braun, McCutchen, Headley, Wright, Stanton, Ramirez, Gio Gonzalez, Soriano

Yes, we both voted Soriano 10th place. He finished tied for 31st in the overall balloting. In the NL in 2012, Soriano was 18th in OPS+, 24th in OPS, 43rd in rWAR. 31st sounds about right to me.

Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Points
Buster Posey San Francisco Giants 26 6 3 442
Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers 7 16 6 4 2 330
Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh Pirates 2 7 14 8 3 277
David Wright New York Mets 2 6 5 10 6 2 1 1 204
Chase Headley San Diego Padres 2 13 6 7 3 1 1 190
Yadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals 4 2 2 7 10 5 3 1 189
Jason Heyward Atlanta Braves 2 1 5 7 4 5 90
Aramis Ramirez Milwaukee Brewers 1 1 3 5 3 4 48
Michael Bourn Atlanta Braves 1 4 5 4 3 47
Matt Holliday St. Louis Cardinals 1 2 1 5 1 28
Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds 1 1 1 4 25
Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers 1 2 1 3 24
Gio Gonzalez Washington Nationals 1 1 2 1 21
Aaron Hill Arizona Diamondbacks 3 4 4 21
Ian Desmond Washington Nationals 2 3 2 19
Jay Bruce Cincinnati Reds 1 1 1 14
R.A. Dickey New York Mets 1 1 1 2 14
Giancarlo Stanton Miami Marlins 1 1 4 11
Carlos Ruiz Philadelphia Phillies 1 1 10
Adam LaRoche Washington Nationals 1 1 7
Matt Kemp Los Angeles Dodgers 1 1 6
Johnny Cueto Cincinnati Reds 1 1 6
Martin Prado Atlanta Braves 1 1 1 6
Carlos Gonzalez Colorado Rockies 1 5
Chipper Jones Atlanta Braves 1 5
Bryce Harper Washington Nationals 1 1 5
Allen Craig St. Louis Cardinals 1 1 5
Melky Cabrera San Francisco Giants 2 4
Ryan Zimmerman Washington Nationals 1 2 4
Carlos Beltran St. Louis Cardinals 1 3
Craig Kimbrel Atlanta Braves 1 2
Alfonso Soriano Chicago Cubs 2 2
Paul Goldschmidt Arizona Diamondbacks 1 1
Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Points
Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels 22 4 344
Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers 4 18 3 1 249
Robinson Cano New York Yankees 1 14 8 2 189
Adrian Beltre Texas Rangers 3 6 8 6 2 177
Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers 2 6 8 1 1 115
Josh Hamilton Texas Rangers 2 6 1 4 2 70
Ben Zobrist Tampa Bay Rays 1 6 3 3 2 3 64
Adam Jones Baltimore Orioles 1 4 2 6 2 58
David Price Tampa Bay Rays 1 7 1 3 44
Prince Fielder Detroit Tigers 2 2 3 1 3 1 44
Edwin Encarnacion Toronto Blue Jays 4 3 1 3 2 43
Alex Gordon Kansas City Royals 1 2 2 3 1 29
Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners 2 3 3 25
Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins 1 1 3 2 2 24
Austin Jackson Detroit Tigers 1 2 1 4 19
Torii Hunter Los Angeles Angels 1 1 7
Fernando Rodney Tampa Bay Rays 2 6
Josh Reddick Oakland Athletics 1 4 6
Albert Pujols Los Angeles Angels 1 2 5
Josh Willingham Minnesota Twins 1 1 4
Chris Sale Chicago White Sox 1 2 4
Alex Rios Chicago White Sox 1 3
Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox 1 2
Yoenis Cespedes Oakland Athletics 1 2
J.J. Hardy Baltimore Orioles 1 1
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