As noted in this morning's Mug, Jaymes Langrehr of Disciples of Uecker has announced the winners of the 2012 Brewer Blogosphere Awards. We voted on the same five awards handed out by the Milwaukee BBWAA:
Most Valuable Pitcher
Five Brew Crew Ball contributors were among the 27 voters: Noah, Jordan, Nate Petrashek (who explained his votes over at Cream City Cables), Rubie and I were all a part of the process. Here's a look at how we voted.
|1st||Ryan Braun||Ryan Braun||Ryan Braun||Ryan Braun||Ryan Braun||Ryan Braun|
|2nd||Aramis Ramirez||Aramis Ramirez||Yovani Gallardo||Aramis Ramirez||Aramis Ramirez||Aramis Ramirez|
|3rd||Yovani Gallardo||Corey Hart||Aramis Ramirez||Jonathan Lucroy||Carlos Gomez||Yovani Gallardo|
Braun appearing first on all five ballots is no surprise, of course: He went 27-for-27 across the board to become the first unanimous choice in the three years of these awards.
If the same point format was used (5-3-1) but only BCB ballots were counted, the award still would have gone Braun (25 points), Ramirez (13 points), Gallardo (4 points).
Most Valuable Pitcher
|1st||Yovani Gallardo||Yovani Gallardo||Zack Greinke||Yovani Gallardo||Yovani Gallardo||Yovani Gallardo|
|2nd||Marco Estrada||Mike Fiers||Marco Estrada||Zack Greinke||Marco Estrada||Zack Greinke|
|3rd||Mike Fiers||Marco Estrada||Yovani Gallardo||Mike Fiers||Zack Greinke||Marco Estrada|
Nate was one of three voters to give a first place nod to Zack Greinke, while the remaining 24 all chose Gallardo. Nate was also the only voter to list Gallardo third.
If only the BCB ballots had counted, this award still would have gone Gallardo (21 points),Estrada (10 points) Greinke (9 points).
|1st||Aramis Ramirez||Aramis Ramirez||Aramis Ramirez||Aramis Ramirez||Aramis Ramirez||Aramis Ramirez|
|2nd||Norichika Aoki||Mike Fiers||Norichika Aoki||Mike Fiers||Norichika Aoki||Norichika Aoki|
|3rd||Mike Fiers||Norichika Aoki||Wily Peralta||Norichika Aoki||Jean Segura||Mike Fiers|
Overall Ramirez was named first on 25 of 27 ballots. Jordan and Noah were two of just three voters who did not have Aoki either first or second. Nate was the only voter to mention Wily Peralta, while Rubie was one of five to note Segura.
If only the BCB ballots had counted, this award still would have gone Ramirez (25 points), Aoki (11 points), Fiers (7 points).
|1st||Martin Maldonado||Marco Estrada||Marco Estrada||Marco Estrada||Rickie Weeks||Marco Estrada|
|2nd||Marco Estrada||Martin Maldonado||Shaun Marcum||Carlos Gomez||Jim Henderson||Martin Maldonado|
|3rd||Jim Henderson||Jim Henderson||Carlos Gomez||Jim Henderson||Jonathan Lucroy||Jim Henderson|
As you might expect, a more difficult-to-define award created a wider array of votes. Overall nine players received at least one first place vote here, and surprisingly Rubie wasn't the only one to list Rickie Weeks first. Nate was, however, the only voter to mention Shaun Marcum.
If only the BCB ballots had counted this award still would have gone Estrada (18 points),Maldonado (8 points), Henderson (6 points).
|1st||Corey Hart||Randy Wolf||Rickie Weeks||Marcus Hanel||Rickie Weeks||Rickie Weeks|
|2nd||Rickie Weeks||Livan Hernandez||Nyjer Morgan||Zack Greinke||Stan Kyles||Nyjer Morgan|
|3rd||Jonathan Lucroy||The Vincredible Chulk||Not John Axford||Randy Wolf||Tom Haudricourt||John Axford|
What a mess.
I was the only voter to put Hart #1 and one of just four to mention him at all, a sign that I'm the only person who properly appreciated his handling of his move to first base.
If only the BCB ballots had counted this award would have gone Weeks (13 points), Wolf (6 points), Corey Hart/Marcus Hanel (5 points each).