A.L. MVP: Baseball Writers Pick Miguel Cabrera Over Mike Trout

Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Cabrera named number one on 22 ballots

Miguel Cabrera wins the American League Most Valuable Player award although Mike Trout was clearly the best player. Using old-school stats to define a new age player, the Baseball Writers of America continued to show how far they are stuck in the past. To drive home the point that the idiots responsible for picking the MVP are, well, idiots, one writer had Trout listed third on his ballot!

Named in the top spot on just 6 ballots, Trout finished much lower than the weeks-long debate would have indicated. Cabrera won the triple crown, something that hasn't been done since 1967, but Trout's season was one that has NEVER been accomplished in the history of baseball. No player has hit 30HR while scoring more than 125 runs and stealing more than 45 bases.

Player, Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Points
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers 22 6 362
Mike Trout, Angels 6 21 1 281
Adrian Beltre, Rangers 1 16 9 1 1 210
Robinson Cano, Yankees 6 10 1 1 3 2 1 149
Josh Hamilton, Rangers 3 6 5 8 2 3 1 127
Adam Jones, Orioles 1 2 8 5 4 3 2 124
Derek Jeter, Yankees 2 1 4 1 3 2 1 1 73
Justin Verlander, Tigers 2 3 3 2 1 1 58
Prince Fielder, Tigers 1 5 1 2 5 5 56
Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics 1 2 2 3 2 4 41
Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays 2 5 6 33
David Price, Rays 1 3 1 26
Fernando Rodney, Rays 1 5 2 1 24
Jim Johnson, Orioles 1 1 1 1 22
Alex Rios, White Sox 1 5 1 17
Josh Reddick, Athletics 2 1 2 14
Albert Pujols, Angels 1 1 1 8
Ben Zobrist, Rays 1 1 1 7
Joe Mauer, Twins 1 3 6
Rafael Soriano, Yankees 1 1 5
Matt Wieters, Orioles 1 4
Felix Hernandez, Mariners 1 2
Jered Weaver, Angels 1 2
Raul Ibanez, Yankees 1 1

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