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Will Chase Utley finally top his inferior teammate?

This will be the first time since Ryan Howard's partial rookie season that Chase Utley finishes ahead of him in MVP voting

Sam Miller (@SamMillerBP) May 24, 2014

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November 13, 2014 6:00 am

Skewed Left: Fixing Awards Season

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Zachary Levine

The timing of the baseball awards creates a few issues, is there a better way to do things?

It’s probably more this year than most years, but every time an award comes out this awards season, we’re realizing more and more that we’ve entered disclaimer season.

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Presenting the staff results from the Internet Baseball Awards, along with abbreviated individual ballots.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff choices for the Internet Baseball Awards. First, the cumulative results. Individual staff ballots may be found below below the group tallies..

AL Player of the Year

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The staff recognizes players and teams for things the current awards don't cover.

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September 30, 2014 10:22 am

Raising Aces: Stuffing the Ballot

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Doug Thorburn

The best "stuff" of 2014.

With the end of the regular season comes the start of awards season, kicking off debates over the ballplayers who had the most remarkable performances in 2014. MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year—these are the mainstream awards that will be wrestled over the next month—but here at Raising Aces we like to acknowledge another set of awards: the best stuff of the past season.

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The staff runs down the hopefuls for this year's comeback awards.

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Ben and Sam answer a strong selection of listener emails on award voting, the BBWAA, defensive stats, Phillies analytics, lefty catchers, free agent compensation systems, and more.

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The staff casts its ballots for the Most Valuable Player, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff choices for the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's choices may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results.

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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February 12, 2013 5:00 am

Skewed Left: PECOTA's Projected Bests and Worsts

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Zachary Levine

PECOTA's projected award winners, bounceback candidates, and betes noires.

If your holiday was anything like most of mine, you’ll want a couple of Tylenol and some Gatorade this morning because you’re feeling the effects of PECOTA Day. Now that we’ve slept it off, it’s time to take a look at some of the highlights of the data as they project the 2013 season.

Team win totals can be found here if you want to use the projection system to forecast the playoff races eight months before the Division Series. But individual performances are easier to assess because they’re not compounding (or more accurately, just adding together) error with the projections.

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November 26, 2012 5:00 am

Baseball Therapy: The 2012 Silly Awards

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Russell A. Carleton

The strangest double plays, groundouts for the cycle, and more from the weird side of the season.

Let's get a little silly. The Gold Gloves, Cy Youngs, MVPs, Managers of the Year, Hank Aaron Awards, and the Greg Spira Internet Baseball Awards (may Greg's memory remain eternally) have all been given out. It's time to appreciate the befuddling side of baseball. The awards that should be given out, but aren't.

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The NL results of the 21st-annual Internet Baseball Awards are in, and the winners include a few of the season's best stories.

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The AL results of the 21st-annual Internet Baseball Awards are in, and the big winner is as old as the IBAs are.

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