2012 Most Valuable Player Awards
Buster Posey voted NL MVP… Miguel Cabrera voted AL MVP
Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants catcher, was chosen the 2012 National League Most Valuable Player. The 25 year old All-Star played a major part in the Giants winning the 2012 World Series – the team’s 2nd championship in the last 3 seasons. Posey received 27 first place votes while Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder, was second with 3 first place votes.
Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers third baseman, was chosen the 2012 American League MVP. Cabrera was the first major league baseball player to win baseball’s Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski did so back in 1967. Miguel had a .330 batting average, 44 home runs and 139 RBIs - leading the league in all three categories. Miguel received 22 first place votes to 16 for Los Angeles Angels rookie outfielder Mike Trout. Cabrera played a big role all-season long to help Detroit win the 2012 AL pennant.
2012 NL MVP Voting
Buster Posey, SF Giants 422 points… Ryan Braun, Brewers 285 pts… Andrew McCutchen, Pitts Pirates 245 pts… Yadier Molina, STL Cards 241 pts
Chase Headley, SD Padres 127 points… David Wright, NY Mets 85 pts… Adam LaRoche, Wash Nats 86… Craig Kimbrel, Atl Braves 73 pts
2012 AL MVP Voting
Miguel Cabrera, Det Tigers 362 points… Mike Trout, LA Angels 281 pts… Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers 210… Robinson Cano, NY Yankees 149
Josh Hamilton, T Rangers 127 pts… Adam Jones, Balt Orioles 124 pts… Derek Jeter, NY Yanks 73… Justin Verlander, Det 58 pts… Prince Fielder, Det 56
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