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SB Nation Baseball Awards: Jose Bautista Wins American League MVP Award

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Is his back foot in the air?
Is his back foot in the air?

Today, we publish the 4th SB Nation Baseball Award, the American League MVP, and Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista narrowly beat out Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury to win the award. I am surprised as Ellsbury's breakout year won me over this season.

Jason submitted the AL MVP ballot for Fake Teams and here is how he voted:

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, BOS

2. Curtis Granderson, NYY

3. Justin Verlander, DET

4. Jose Bautista, TOR

5. Miguel Cabrera, DET

6. Ian Kinsler, TEX

7. Dustin Pedroia, BOS

8. Adrian Gonzalez, BOS

9. Robinson Cano, NYY

10. Ben Zobrist, TB

A look at the results for all of SB Nation's baseball writers after the jump:

 

 

Num Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Total
1 Jose Bautista 10 9 2 2 211
2 Jacoby Ellsbury 7 9 3 3 196
3 Miguel Cabrera 2 1 6 5 4 4 2 164
4 Curtis Granderson 1 2 5 5 2 5 1 1 143
5 Justin Verlander 3 3 4 2 3 1 1 1 130
6 Dustin Pedroia 1 3 4 2 4 1 2 86
7 Ian Kinsler 1 2 2 4 2 3 1 1 74
8 Adrian Gonzalez 2 2 5 1 5 2 57
9 Evan Longoria 2 2 2 3 3 51
10 Alex Gordon 2 2 1 1 1 2 33
11 Robinson Cano 1 1 1 2 2 2 32
12 Alex Avila 2 1 1 3 2 25
13 CC Sabathia 3 3 1 1 24
14 Ben Zobrist 2 3 1 4 23
15 Adrian Beltre 1 1 1 2 2 23
16 Michael Young 1 1 1 14
17 Mike Napoli 1 1 12
18 Paul Konerko 2 6
19 Jered Weaver 1 1 4
20 Elvis Andrus 1 3
21 James Shields 2 2
22 David Ortiz 1 2
23 Victor Martinez 1 2
24 Brett Gardner 1 1
25 Dan Haren 1 1
26 Mark Texeira 1 1