CtPG Staff Votes: AL MVP

I think this one should be fairly obvious! Eight writers listed ten places for AL MVP, with a first-place vote receiving fourteen points, second-place receiving nine points, third-place receiving eight points, and so on, with a tenth-place vote receiving one point.

Shohei Ohtani, Angels8112
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays7171
Marcus Semien, Blue Jays142161
Carlos Correa, Astros16153
Jose Ramirez, Indians4234
Aaron Judge, Yankees42131
Matt Olson, A’s21123
Cedric Mullins II, Orioles313122
Robbie Ray, Blue Jays11113
Salvador Perez, Royals1119
Nathan Eovaldi, Red Sox28
Bo Bichette, Blue Jays1138
Gerrit Cole, Yankees117
Brandon Lowe, Rays117
Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox26
Kyle Tucker, Astros114
Jose Altuve, Astros12
Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Rangers11
Combined Ballots

1. Shohei Ohtani, Angels

639 PA, .257/.372/.592/.965, 46 HR, 130.1 IP, 3.18 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 10.8 K/9, 9.1 bWAR

2. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays

161 G, 698 PA, .311/.401/.601/1.002, 48 HR, 6.8 bWAR

3. Marcus Semien, Blue Jays

162 G, 724 PA, .265/.334/.538/.873, 45 HR, 7.3 bWAR

4. Carlos Correa, Astros

148 G, 640 PA, .279/.366/.485/.850, 26 HR, 7.2 bWAR

5. Jose Ramirez, Indians

152 G, 636 PA, .266/.355/.538/.893, 36 HR, 6.7 bWAR

6. Aaron Judge, Yankees

148 G, 633 PA, .287/.373/.544/.916, 39 HR, 6.0 bWAR

7. Matt Olson, A’s

156 G, 673 PA, .271/.371/.540/.911, 39 HR, 5.8 bWAR

8. Cedric Mullins II, Orioles

159 G, 675 PA, .291/.360/.518/.878, 30 HR, 5.7 bWAR

9. Robbie Ray, Blue Jays

32 G, 193.1 IP, 2.84 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 11.5 K/9, 6.7 bWAR

10. Salvador Perez, Royals

161 G, 665 PA, .273/.316/.544/.859, 48 HR, 5.3 bWAR

T-11. Nathan Eovaldi, Red Sox

32 G, 182.1 IP, 3.75 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 9.6 K/9, 4.6 bWAR

T-11. Bo Bichette, Blue Jays

159 G, 690 PA, .298/343/.484/.828, 29 HR, 5.9 bWAR

T-13. Gerrit Cole, Yankees

30 G, 181.1 IP, 3.23 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 12.1 K/9, 5.7 bWAR

T-13. Brandon Lowe, Rays

149 G, 615 PA, .247/.340/.523/.863, 39 HR, 4.7 bWAR

15. Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox

144 G, 529 PA, .295/.370/.493/.863, 23 HR, 4.9 bWAR

16. Kyle Tucker, Astros

140 G, 567 PA, .294/.359/.557/.917, 30 HR, 5.7 bWAR

17. Jose Altuve, Astros

146 G, 678 PA, .278/.350/.489/.839, 31 HR, 4.4 bWAR

18. Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Rangers

158 G, 677 PA, .271/.312/.357/.670, 8 HR, 3.7 bWAR

You can see our full breakdown of ballots below.

RankJessica DeLineRahul SettyH. T. EnnisJeff Joiner
1Shohei OhtaniShohei OhtaniShohei OhtaniShohei Ohtani
2Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3Marcus SemienMarcus SemienMarcus SemienMarcus Semien
4Carlos CorreaCarlos CorreaCarlos CorreaCarlos Correa
5Jose RamirezGerrit ColeSalvador PerezRobbie Ray
6Aaron JudgeRobbie RayJose RamirezJose Ramirez
7Nathan EovaldiNathan EovaldiAaron JudgeAaron Judge
8Xander BogaertsXander BogaertsMatt OlsonCedric Mullins II
9Cedric Mullins IIJose AltuveCedric Mullins IISalvador Perez
10Bo BichetteCedric Mullins IIBo BichetteBo Bichette
Individual Ballots, Part 1
RankJohn Henry WeitzelCharles SuttonRev HalofanRick Souddress
1Shohei OhtaniShohei OhtaniShohei OhtaniShohei Ohtani
2Marcus SemienVladimir Guerrero Jr.Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Carlos CorreaMatt OlsonMatt Olson
4Carlos CorreaMarcus SemienCarlos CorreaMarcus Semien
5Jose RamirezJose RamirezMarcus SemienJose Ramirez
6Aaron JudgeBrandon LoweAaron JudgeAaron Judge
7Cedric Mullins IIMatt OlsonCedric Mullins IICedric Mullins II
8Bo BichettteAaron JudgeKyle TuckerCarlos Correa
9Robbie RayCedric Mullins IIBo BichettteBrandon Lowe
10Gerrit ColeIsiah Kiner-FalefaSalvador PerezKyle Tucker
Individual Ballots, Part 2

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red floyd
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Jim Atkins
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2 years ago

Shohei wins unanimously. Fittingly. We will all remember this season and one for the ages. Now if we can put together a pitching staff for next year!

2 years ago

If Trout’s calf muscle didn’t crap out on him, he would be in that title image instead of Semien. Years ago when I watched the Mariners at the Big A, I noticed that when Ichiro was playing in right field, he would do a series of stretching exercises after every pitch. I always thought that was really smart.

I wonder if Trout’s bizarre calf injury had anything to do with his bulky size. I only follow baseball, so I don’t know — do football players pull muscles all the time?