Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Votto Finishes Sixth in MVP Voting


Despite the team's lackluster season, Votto managed
to put together another solid year on the heels of
winning the NL MVP Award

In somewhat of an upset, Milwaukee's Ryan Braun edged out Los Angeles' Matt Kemp for National League MVP honors 388-332. Braun received 20 out of a possible 32 first-place votes while Kemp collected just 10.

Finishing sixth, however was none other than last year's winner Joey Votto. The Reds first basemen collected 135 overall points to finish right between St. Louis' Albert Pujols and Lance Berkman.

Votto followed his 2010 MVP season by hitting .309/.416/.531 with 29 homers, 103 RBIs, 101 runs scored and a league-leading 40 doubles in '11.

All totalled, 26 different players received at least one vote in the balloting with Votto being the only member of the Reds receiving any at all.

For more on the story please visit this press release by the BBWAA.

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