Mike Trout, Kris Bryant Awarded BBBA’s Stanley Frank Musial Award for Best Regular Season MLB Performances of 2016

Following balloting by the constituent blogs of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, voters chose the Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout and the Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant as the best regular season performers of the 2016 MLB regular season.

Mr. Trout received 22 first place votes and 403 points, the highest point total among all players in both leagues. Finishing a close second was the Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts, with 331 points (9 1st place), while Jose Altuve finished a respectable third with 263 (5 1st place). The American League Top 10 finished as follows:

  1. Mike Trout, 403 points (22 1st place votes)
  2. Mookie Betts, 331 (9)
  3. Jose Altuve, 263 (5)
  4. Josh Donaldson, 152
  5. David Ortiz, 107 (1)
  6. Manny Machado, 101
  7. Francisco Lindor, 67
  8. Robinson Cano, 61
  9. Miguel Cabrera, 39
  10. Corey Kluber, 37

Mr. Bryant earned his 364 points with 22 first place ballots. Daniel Murphy and Corey Seager finished a distant second and third. The National League Top 10 finished as follows:

  1. Kris Bryant, 364 points (22 1st place votes)
  2. Daniel Murphy, 171 (1)
  3. Corey Seager, 162 (2)
  4. Nolan Arenado, 153 (2)
  5. Anthony Rizzo, 107
  6. Freddie Freeman, 80
  7. Joey Votto, 69
  8. Max Scherzer, 67
  9. Noah Syndergaard, 57
  10. Bryce Harper 56

A total of 70 players received a spot on a ballot for the 2016 Stan Musial Award. Honorable mention (with point total) goes to:

  • American League: Justin Verlander (36), Andrew Miller (34), Edwin Encarnacion (33), Zach Britton (32), Brian Dozier (29), Xander Bogaerts (28), Dustin Pedroia (27), Adrian Beltre (26), Jackie Bradley Jr. (25), Kyle Seager (25), Rick Porcello (21), Carlos Correa (17), Aaron Sanchez (13), Ian Desmond (10), Ian Kinsler (9), Chris Sale (8), Jose Ramirez (8), Adam Jones (7), Jose Abreu (7), Mark Trumbo (6), Masahiro Tanaka (6), Jose Bautista (5), Cody Allen (4), J.A. Happ (4), Jason Kipnis (4), Mike Napoli (4), Rougned Odor (4), Ervin Santana (3), J.D. Martinez (3), Nelson Cruz (3), Chris Archer (2), Eric Hosmer (2), Jose Quintana (2), Todd Frazier (2), Yunel Escobar (2), Elvis Andrus (1), Marcus Stroman (1)
  • National League: Madison Bumgarner (56), Paul Goldschmidt (51), Kyle Hendricks (44), Jon Lester (40), Clayton Kershaw (37), DJ LeMahieu (31), Justin Turner (29), Jose Fernandez (27), Starling Marte (26), Brandon Crawford (25), Jean Segura (25), Jake Arrieta (22), Buster Posey (16), Charlie Blackmon (13), Johnny Cueto (13), Yoenis Cespedes (12), Jonathan Villar (10), Dexter Fowler (9), Wil Myers (8), Yadier Molina (8), Andrew McCutchen (7), Ben Zobrist (7), Bartolo Colon (6), Odubel Herrera (6), Ryan Braun (6), Carlos Gonzalez (5), Christian Yelich (4), Yasmany Tomas (4), Julio Teheran (2), Kenley Jansen (2), Wilson Ramos (2), Anthony Rendon (1), Matt Kemp (1)

Stay tuned the rest of the week for the winners of the Walter Johnson (best overall pitchers), Goose Gossage (best relievers), Willie Mays (best rookies) and Connie Mack (best managers) awards.

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About JD Mathewson

PhD in International Relations and Political Economy

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