LOS ANGELES — Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager finished in third place in 2016 National League MVP voting, announced on Thursday by the Baseball Writers Association of America, tied for the highest MVP finish ever by a Dodgers rookie.
Seager received 11 second-place votes, 10 third-place votes, seven fourth-place votes, and two fifth-place votes, for 240 points.
Cubs third baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant won the award with 415 points, including 29 of 30 first-place votes. Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy finished second.
Every voter selected 10 names, with points awarded on a 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.
Seager is the sixth Dodgers rookie to finish in the top 10 in MVP voting, and his third-place finish is tied for the best finish ever by a Dodgers rookie, with pitcher Joe Black in 1952 for Brooklyn.
Other Dodgers to receive MVP votes were Justin Turner, who finished ninth with 44 points, appearing on 13 ballots; and Yasmani Grandal, who received one seventh-place vote.
Dodgers rookies to finish in the top 10 of MVP voting
1947 - 1B Jackie Robinson (5th)
1949 - RHP Don Newcombe (8th)
1952 - RHP Joe Black (3rd)
1981 - LHP Fernando Valenzuela (5th)
1993 - C Mike Piazza (9th)
2016 - SS Corey Seager (3rd)