Matt Kemp Beats Out Ryan Braun For SB Nation NL MVP

While we all sit around and wait for the BBWAA to announce their award selections next week, contributors from around the SB Nation network have counted our ballots and are ready to reveal our 2011 awards this week under the following schedule:

Monday: Rookies of the Year (Craig Kimbrel NL, Michael Pineda AL)
Tuesday: AL Cy Young (Justin Verlander)
Wednesday: NL Cy Young (Roy Halladay and Clayton Kershaw)
Thursday: AL MVP (Jose Bautista)
Friday: NL MVP

If this voting is any indication, we're all going to be pretty disappointed when the BBWAA announces their NL MVP award next week.

In a race that didn't turn out to be all that close, Matt Kemp was listed in first place on 21 of 28 ballots en route to a pretty easy victory over Ryan Braun. Braun took home first place votes on the remaining seven ballots and second place finishes on 19 more to finish second.

Rubie Q and I both did our part:

Voter Kyle Rubie
1st Place Ryan Braun Ryan Braun
2nd Place Matt Kemp Matt Kemp
3rd Place Roy Halladay Joey Votto
4th Place Prince Fielder Pablo Sandoval
5th Place Joey Votto Jose Reyes
6th Place Justin Upton Albert Pujols
7th Place Troy Tulowitzki Justin Upton
8th Place Clayton Kershaw Troy Tulowitzki
9th Place Cliff Lee Prince Fielder
10th Place Shane Victorino Andrew McCutchen

Follow the jump for the full results.

Prince Fielder was the only other Brewer to receive votes: He appeared on 23 of 28 ballots and was ranked in the top five on eleven of them en route to a fifth place finish.

Num Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Total
1 Matt Kemp 21 5 1 1 269
2 Ryan Braun 7 19 2 257
3 Joey Votto 8 7 6 3 4 176
4 Justin Upton 1 7 3 3 5 1 3 1 140
5 Prince Fielder 2 3 4 2 1 5 1 4 1 119
6 Troy Tulowitzki 3 1 3 5 7 3 2 91
7 Jose Reyes 1 2 5 7 3 1 3 86
8 Roy Halladay 1 5 3 1 1 1 1 85
9 Clayton Kershaw 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 56
10 Albert Pujols 1 3 2 2 1 1 3 51
11 Lance Berkman 1 2 2 3 2 2 44
12 Shane Victorino 1 1 1 3 1 3 2 41
13 Cliff Lee 3 1 1 3 33
14 Andrew McCutcheon 1 1 3 2 3 26
15 Pablo Sandoval 2 1 1 19
16 Brandon Phillips 2 1 1 2 17
17 Matt Holliday 2 1 12
18 Mike Morse 1 2 5
19 Carlos Beltran 1 4
20 Mike Stanton 1 2 4
21 Ryan Roberts 2 2
22 Ian Kennedy 1 1
23 Hunter Pence 1 1
24 Raul Ibanez 1 1
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