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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Baseball Prospectus: Regular-Season Awards

Joe Hamrahi, infidel.

For the MVP voting, we’ve slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year Awards (that’s 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we’ve listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

American League

MVP
Mike Trout, Angels, 29, 287 (28)
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers, 28, 195 (1)
Robinson Cano, Yankees, 19, 96

Cy Young
Justin Verlander, Tigers, 28, 136 (26)
David Price, Rays, 21, 49 (2)
Felix Hernandez, Mariners, 21, 44

Rookie of the Year
Mike Trout, Angels, 29, 145 (29)
Yu Darvish, Rangers, 24, 55
Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics, 27, 52

Manager of the Year
Buck Showalter, Orioles, 22, 100 (17)
Bob Melvin, Athletics, 24, 78 (6)
Robin Ventura, White Sox, 15, 21

National League

MVP
Buster Posey, Giants, 28, 258 (22)
Ryan Braun, Brewers, 27, 189 (5)
Andrew McCutchen, Pirates, 21, 130 (1)

Cy Young
R.A. Dickey, Mets, 22, 94 (17)
Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers, 26, 87 (8)
Gio Gonzalez, Nationals, 18, 46 (4)

Rookie of the Year
Bryce Harper, Nationals, 28, 139 (23)
Wade Miley, Diamondbacks, 23, 68 (3)
Todd Frazier, Reds, 17, 27

Manager of the Year
Davey Johnson, Nationals, 23, 99 (18)
Bruce Bochy, Giants, 10, 32 (3)
Dusty Baker, Reds, 13, 31 (1)

The District Attorney Posted: October 04, 2012 at 04:41 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: October 04, 2012 at 06:05 PM (#4254549)
Braun sure did a lot to silence his critics. What was it one less WAR than last year? He had to have been under a microscope.
   2. Swoboda is freedom Posted: October 04, 2012 at 06:18 PM (#4254564)
Who didn't vote for Cabrera? I can see wanting Trout first, but are there 3 better players in the AL than Cabrera?
   3. McCoy Posted: October 04, 2012 at 06:23 PM (#4254569)
You know who else was under a microscope? Barry Bonds and Lance Armstrong.
   4. JJ1986 Posted: October 04, 2012 at 06:25 PM (#4254571)
Who didn't vote for Cabrera? I can see wanting Trout first, but are there 3 better players in the AL than Cabrera?


Russell A. Carlton voted Trout-Verlander-Cano.
   5. cardsfanboy Posted: October 04, 2012 at 06:30 PM (#4254577)
No vote for Lohse or Zimmermann but Cliff Lee makes it on 4 ballots, Kimbrel makes it on three, and Strasburg made it on 6(including a first place vote).... Prospectus really has entered the terriotory of irrelevance.
   6. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 04, 2012 at 06:36 PM (#4254583)
Max Scherzer.
   7. dr. scott Posted: October 04, 2012 at 06:42 PM (#4254591)
Only unanimous was Trout for ROY, and one vote short of MVP. That seems to make sense.

I had not looked at all the numbers in about a month or so, and was surprised to see that Posey had moved from very close to over and above the leading favorite for MVP in the national league. He frickin tore up september.
   8. cardsfanboy Posted: October 04, 2012 at 06:49 PM (#4254600)
I had not looked at all the numbers in about a month or so, and was surprised to see that Posey had moved from very close to over and above the leading favorite for MVP in the national league. He frickin tore up september.


Yep, and considering that the narrative is that September is worth more than the other months, he should win pretty easily. If it wasn't for May, he would have had a really great year.(He had a great year of course, but he hit .253/.311/.368/.680 in May and that, along with his June ops of .830 were the only months he posted below 1.000 ops) Hit over .360 in August, July, Sept/Oct. Posted a .385/.456/.646/1.102 in the second half... I don't think there really is a debate as to who deserves it, and I think the top four most deserving is obvious, it's mostly about how much of a hit Braun is going to take for roiding and how much voters are willing to credit for making the post season or not.
   9. cardsfanboy Posted: October 04, 2012 at 06:53 PM (#4254603)
I still can't believe that Strasburg got more votes than Medlen. (I honestly can't believe Strasburg got any votes, I mean a 125 era+ is nice and all, but hardly impressive enough that he deserves whatif credit)
   10. The importance of being Ernest Riles Posted: October 04, 2012 at 10:50 PM (#4254753)
Russell A. Carlton voted Trout-Verlander-Cano.


Pizza Cutter, in sabermetric parlance.
   11. AJMcCringleberry Posted: October 05, 2012 at 07:19 AM (#4254858)
Who didn't vote for Cabrera? I can see wanting Trout first, but are there 3 better players in the AL than Cabrera?

I think Verlander, Cano, Beltre, and Cabrera are all pretty close.
   12. Walt Davis Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:27 AM (#4254873)
Yep, bWAR puts Cabrera 4th, fangraphs 3rd.

Man, I swear Cano had just 7 bWAR when I looked a few days ago, now he's got 8.2!
   13. Most doorknobs are on the right side of the doors Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:45 AM (#4254881)
Man, I swear Cano had just 7 bWAR when I looked a few days ago, now he's got 8.2!


Hitting .615/.628/1.026 over his last 43 PA probably helped the ol' WAR out.

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