I asked you last week who you thought deserved to win each league’s MVP and Cy Young Awards. 12 of you submitted ballots for MVPs and 13 submitted Cy Young votes. Winners are after the jump:
AL Cy Young- Dallas Keuchel
This one was reasonably contested. Keuchel finished first on eight ballots, and second on another three. David Price finished second, with a couple of relievers getting some down-ballot support.
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NL Cy Young- Jake Arrieta
Second in ERA, second in FIP, second in fWAR, second in rWAR, first in High Heat Stats Cy Young voting. It was no blowout, but Arrieta won by a surprising margin, receiving eight of thirteen first place votes and finishing second on the rest. Dodgers co-aces Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw took most of the second-place votes, with Greinke being named at the top of five ballots and finishing second overall. Max Scherzer was almost unanimous as the league’s fourth-best pitcher.
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AL MVP- Mike Trout
If anyone other than the BBWAA does the voting, Trout wins. He ran away with this one, taking seven of 12 first-place votes and finishing in the top three on every ballot. Likely BBWAA MVP Josh Donaldson finished second with four first-place votes. Lorenzo Cain nabbed the final first-place vote. 27 players received at least one vote, including Yoenis Cespedes, who finished 27th in the AL and 14th in the NL.
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NL MVP- Bryce Harper
This one was nearly unanimous, with just one voter tabbing Greinke over Harper. Interestingly, voters seemed to consider Greinke’s offense in this award, as he leapfrogged Arrieta into second place. Arrieta also trailed Paul Goldschmidt, was only finished in the top three on five ballots, but every voter put him in the top eight. 20 players were named on at least one ballot.
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