The results are in!
Today, Miguel Cabrera, Detroit’s Triple Crown winner (.330/44/139) won the MVP decisively over rookie challenger Mike Trout. Backed by WAR supporters, Trout only received six first place votes while Cabrera received 22 in a race that was supposed to be much closer.
As for the Orioles, Adam Jones finished 6th in the voting, the highest an Oriole has finished in the voting since Miguel Tejada finished 5th in 2004. Jones finished the 2012 season with a .287 batting average, .839 OPS, 32 home runs, 39 doubles, and 82 RBIs. The voting was submitted before the beginning of the playoffs.
Jones joins closer Jim Johnson and catcher Matt Wieters as the first Orioles to receive MVP votes since 2008 when Aubrey Huff finished 16th. Johnson finished 14th in the voting after converting 51 saves. Wieters finished 21st after driving in 83 runs and commanding the base paths from behind the plate.
Of note, Marc Topkin from the Tampa Bay Times voted Adam Jones third. Tim Kurkijan from ESPN.com and Roger Mooney from the Tampa Tribune voted him fourth. John Lowe from the Detroit Free Press voted Jim Johnson third while Mark Whicker from the Orange County Register voted him fourth. Matt Wieter’s lone vote was for 7th place from Whicker.
The full ballot result can be found here.