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SB Nation AL MVP Goes To Jose Bautista

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Will Matt Kemp join Joey Bautista as fellow SB Nation MVP?
Will Matt Kemp join Joey Bautista as fellow SB Nation MVP?

The latest SB Nation award is for American League MVP. The winner was Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays, who like Matt Kemp won the Hank Aaron Award in his league.

Here are the voting results, which show a relatively narrow win for Bautista over Jacoby Ellsbury of the Boston Red Sox:

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

Fourteen points were awarded for a first place vote, then nine points for a second place vote, eight points for a third place vote and so on down to one point for a 10th place vote.