Originally posted on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 11/14/13
Miguel Cabrera and Andrew McCutchen were announced as the 2013 Most Valuable Players on Thursday night. It's the second award in a row for Cabrera in the American League. The 2012 MVP hit .348/.442/636 in 2013, homering 44 times and driving in 137 runs. He received 23 of 30 first place votes and 385 points to win the award. Mike Trout of the Angels was once again the runner-up to Cabrera, picking up five first place votes and 282 points. Chris Davis of the Orioles finished third, earning one first place vote and 232 points. Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson received the final first place vote and finished fourth with 222 points. The rest of the AL balloting went as follows. 5) Robinson Cano, 150 points 6) Evan Longoria, 103 points 7) Dustin Pedroia, 99 points 8) Adrian Beltre, 99 points 9) Manny Machado, 57 points 10) David Ortiz, 47 points 11) Jason Kipnis, 31 points 12) Max Scherzer, 25 points 13) Adam Jones, 9 points 14) Edwin Encarnacion, 7 points 15) Greg Holland, 3 points 16) Carlos Santana, 3 points 17) Coco Crisp, 3 points 18) Jacoby Ellsbury, 3 points 19) Torii Hunter, 2 points 20) Hisashi Iwakuma, 2 points 21) Koji Uehara, 2 points 22) Yu Darvish, 1 point 23) Felix Hernandez, 1 point 24) Salvador Perez, 1 point 25) Shane Victorino, 1 point McCutchen is the first Pirate to win the award since Barry Bonds in 1992. In 2013, he hit .317/.404/.508 with 21 home runs and 27 stolen bases while leading the Pirates to their first playoff appearance since 1992. McCutchen received 28 of 30 first place votes and 409 points to run away with the voting. Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks finished second with 242 points, while Yadier Molina of the Cardinals was in third with the other two first place votes and 219 points. Molina's Cardinals teammate Matt Carpenter finished fourth with 194 points. The rest of the NL balloting went as follows. 5) Freddie Freeman, 154 points 6) Joey Votto, 149 points 7) Clayton Kershaw, 146 points 8) Hanley Ramirez, 58 points 9) Carlos Gomez, 43 points 10) Jay Bruce, 30 points 11) Craig Kimbrel, 27 points 12) Shin-Soo Choo, 23 points 13) Jayson Werth, 20 points 14) Andrelton Simmons, 14 points 15) Yasiel Puig, 10 points 16) Hunter Pence, 7 points 17) Troy Tulowitzki, 5 points 18) Allen Craig, 4 points 19) Adrian Gonzalez, 4 points 20) Buster Posey, 3 points 21) Adam Wainwright, 3 points 22) Michael Cuddyer, 3 points 23) Matt Holliday, 2 points 24) Russell Martin, 1 point [follow]
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