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03-21

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

11-15

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BP Unfiltered: Weep, Mob, For the Downballot Snub
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Sam Miller

11-14

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Internet Baseball Awards: AL Player of the Year
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Nick Bacarella

11-14

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Internet Baseball Awards: NL Player of the Year
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Chris Mosch

11-14

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Skewed Left: Why Deserving MVPs Don't Win
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Zachary Levine

09-17

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BP Unfiltered: Valuing the "Contender" Component of MVP Voting
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Russell A. Carleton

09-13

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Baseball Therapy: My MVP Case for Miguel Cabrera
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Russell A. Carleton

09-13

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Pebble Hunting: Casting the Most Unconventional MVP Vote
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Sam Miller

04-10

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Sobsequy: Austin Jackson's Most Valuable Future
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Adam Sobsey

11-16

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The BP Wayback Machine: What Were They Thinking?
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James Click

11-12

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Pebble Hunting: How Many MVP Votes Will Ryan Braun Lose?
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Sam Miller

11-06

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Out of Left Field: Can We Make Adrian Beltre the MVP?
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Matthew Kory

10-15

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Baseball Therapy: The Case for Cano
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Russell A. Carleton

10-03

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Regular-Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

10-02

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Baseball Therapy: WARP for People Who Didn't Like Math Class
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Russell A. Carleton

09-28

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Baseball Therapy: A Sabermetric Case for Miguel Cabrera's MVP Candidacy
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Russell A. Carleton

07-18

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, July 18
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Daniel Rathman

07-12

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BP Unfiltered: MVPs Who Weren't All-Stars
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Ben Lindbergh

03-27

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23

Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

09-30

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Regular-Season Awards
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03-31

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42

Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-04

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-06

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04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Preseason Predictions
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Internet Baseball Awards
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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

07-15

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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
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Greg Spira

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The Daily Prospectus: At the Half
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Joe Sheehan

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6-4-3: Noises from the Feedbag, Part Two
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Gary Huckabay

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Staff Ballots
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Our picks for the playoff races and major awards this season.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting.

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 and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.).

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The best seasons that got no MVP votes.

Good Guy Nick Piecoro yesterday ran a great explanation of his MVP ballot, which included hometown hero Paul Goldschmidt in the second position. That’s quite an honor for Goldschmidt, if not enough of an honor for everybody, and Piecoro is on solid ground with his choices. Nobody else voted for Goldschmidt in the top spot, and the numbers arguably back up that position.

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Once again, the internet weighs in on Trout vs. Cabrera.

For all 2013 voting results released thus far, look here. You can also view the IBA's rules and history.

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And the award goes to...

For all 2013 voting results released thus far, look here. You can also view the IBA's rules and history.

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An analysis of several factors that have historically led to snubs.

When Mike Trout—okay, fine, if Mike Trout—gets robbed of the American League MVP award tonight for the second straight year, the explanation won’t be so easy. Last year, the excuse for excusing one of the best seasons of all time, not just by a 20-year-old but by anybody, was readymade. He was going up against the Triple Crown—an achievement that, while not all that indicative of overall value, is still so steeped in historical value that it can be blinding.

This year it’s not so simple. The voters won’t have one obvious reason for dismissing the best super-young position player in the history of the game again.

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How good would Mike Trout have to be to overcome the Angels' poor record in MVP voters' eyes?

The Angels will not be making the playoffs this season. The Tigers likely will. And according to Fox Sports national baseball writer Jon Morosi, that settles the AL MVP debate for him.

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September 13, 2013 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: My MVP Case for Miguel Cabrera

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Russell A. Carleton

In which Russell plays by the same rules as the rest of the writers.

It’s getting to be time for the AL MVP argument. Stop me if you’ve heard this one, but Mike Trout is on his way to putting up a 10-win season, while Miguel Cabrera is without a doubt the best hitter in the league and leading in batting average and RBIs. If only Chris Davis hadn’t ruined everything by hitting all those home runs. And like last time, this is shaping up to be an argument (dare I say, a WAR) between new-school and old-school understandings of baseball value.

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September 13, 2013 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Casting the Most Unconventional MVP Vote

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Sam Miller

Creative arguments in favor of several players whom the courageous writer can support.

If you’re one of the 60 writers who get to vote on the MVP award this year, then by all means, take it seriously and vote in good faith for the player you think was most valuable. If you’re one of the hundreds of writers who don’t: Man, I feel for you. This all over again.

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April 10, 2013 5:00 am

Sobsequy: Austin Jackson's Most Valuable Future

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Adam Sobsey

Might Austin Jackson have a Trout-like season ahead of him?

When making my choices for last week’s pre-season BP staff predictions, I nearly included the Tigers’ Austin Jackson on my MVP ballot. I settled on safer choices: Miguel Cabrera, Evan Longoria, and Mike Trout, who took three of the top four spots in the cumulative staff voting results.

Jackson, though, while not an obvious candidate, is at least a defensible choice by one important advanced metric. He finished tied for 10th in BWARP last year at 5.8. Yet although 12 of the top 16 players in BWARP from 2012 appear on BP’s 2013 pre-season MVP ballot this year, Jackson is not among them. Perhaps this has to do with PECOTA, which projects his WARP to fall to 2.7 WARP, making him less than half as valuable, overall, as he was last year. He is also projected for a big drop in TAv—over 40 points’ worth. But since PECOTA makes a strong case against A-Jax for 2013, let’s make the MVP case for one of the most valuable players in baseball last year. The ultimate goal here, though, is to consider the complexities of predicting.

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A look at some of the more unjustified uses of MVP votes in recent memory.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

On Thursday, the BBWAA announced its selections for AL and NL MVP, and while you may not have agreed with the results, they were from from the most controversial we've ever seen. James Click identified some of the least-defensible first-place MVP votes ever in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Crooked Numbers" column on November 17, 2005.
 


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November 12, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: How Many MVP Votes Will Ryan Braun Lose?

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Sam Miller

If the BBWAA doesn't select Ryan Braun as NL MVP, should we blame PED payback?

A few years back, Jay Jaffe introduced an MVP Predictor formula called JUMP on Baseball Prospectus. It was, if his descriptions of his spreadsheets are any indication, a spectacularly messy equation, befitting the complex and irregular methods voters use to choose their MVPs. As Jay wrote at the time,

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For reasons unclear, Matthew wants the Rangers' third baseman to be the AL MVP. Can he make a case?

I’ve wanted to write about Adrian Beltre for a long time, but with the Rangers' quick playoff exit there hasn’t been a good excuse. Then today, at the sports bar, standing at the urinal, I thought, "You know, Adrian Beltre should be the MVP." Because that’s what I think about in the bathroom, standing at the urinal: Adrian Beltre and the MVP race. And nothing else.

The MVP votes have already been cast so this is as effective as a political advertisement on November 7th, but hey, sometimes the candidates have money left over and what are you gonna do? Besides donate it to a homeless shelter or something all moral or whatever.

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