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2011 SB Nation Awards: American League MVP

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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)
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)
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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