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:
|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.