Angels’ Ohtani, Phillies’ Harper Earn MVP Honors

Below are point totals for the balloting for the Most Valuable Player Awards, as voted on by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Ballots for each award were submitted before the start of the postseason from two writers in every city, based on the league covered.

The system rewards 14 points for first place, nine for second place, eight for third place, and so on, through one point for 10th place.

NATIONAL LEAGUE RESULTS

Bryce Harper, PHI: 17 (first-place votes), 9 (second), 2 (third), 1 (fourth), 1 (fifth) — 348 points
Juan Soto, WSH: 6 (first), 11 (second), 7 (third), 2 (fourth), 2 (fifth), 1 (sixth), 1 (seventh) — 274 points
Fernando Tatis Jr., SD: 2 (first), 5 (second), 15 (third), 5 (fourth), 1 (fifth), 2 (sixth) — 244 points
Brandon Crawford, SF: 4 (first), 2 (second), 1 (third), 7 (fourth), 8 (fifth), 4 (sixth), 3 (seventh), 1 (ninth) — 213 points
Trea Turner, WSH/LAD: 1 (first), 3 (second), 3 (third), 10 (fourth), 3 (fifth), 4 (sixth), 2 (seventh), 1 (eighth), 1 (10th) — 185 points
Paul Goldschmidt, STL: 1 (third), 3 (fourth), 5 (fifth), 5 (sixth), 7 (seventh), 4 (eighth), 2 (ninth) — 128 points
Austin Riley, ATL: 1 (fourth), 4 (fifth), 6 (sixth), 6 (seventh), 7 (eighth), 2 (ninth), 1 (10th) — 111 points
Tyler O’Neill, STL: 1 (third), 2 (fifth), 3 (sixth), 2 (seventh), 5 (eighth), 2 (ninth) — 62 points
Freddie Freeman, ATL: 1 (fifth), 2 (sixth), 2 (seventh), 5 (eighth), 1 (ninth), 2 (10th) — 43 points
Max Muncy, LAD: 1 (sixth), 3 (seventh), 1 (eighth), 6 (ninth), 6 (10th) — 38 points
Bryan Reynolds, PIT: 3 (seventh), 2 (eighth), 6 (ninth), 3 (10th) — 33 points
Nick Castellanos, CIN: 1 (fourth), 1 (sixth), 5 (ninth), 2 (10th) — 24 points
Ozzie Albies, ATL: 1 (fifth), 1 (sixth), 1 (10th) — 12 points
Max Scherzer, WSH/LAD: 1 (fifth), 1 (eighth), 1 (ninth) — 11 points
Corbin Burnes, MIL: 1 (fifth), 3 (10th) — 9 points
Joey Votto, CIN: 1 (seventh), 1 (ninth), 2 (10th) — 8 points
Willy Adames, MIL: 1 (eighth), 1 (ninth), 3 (10th) — 8 points
Manny Machado, SD: 1 (eighth), 1 (ninth), 2 (10th) — 7 points
Zack Wheeler, PHI: 1 (eighth), 1 (ninth), 1 (10th) — 6 points
Adam Wainwright, STL: 1 (eighth) — 3 points
LaMonte Wade Jr., SF: 1 (10th) — 1 point
Kevin Gausman, SF: 1 (10th) — 1 point
Buster Posey, SF: 1 (10th) — 1 point

AMERICAN LEAGUE RESULTS

Shohei Ohtani, LAA: 30 (first-place votes) — 420 points
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., TOR: 29 (second), 1 (third) — 269 points
Marcus Semien, TOR: 24 (third), 4 (fourth), 2 (fifth) — 232 points
Aaron Judge, NYY: 3 (third), 5 (fourth), 9 (fifth), 7 (sixth), 5 (seventh), 1 (eighth) — 171 points
Carlos Correa, HOU: 11 (fourth), 6 (fifth), 7 (sixth), 1 (seventh), 3 (eighth), 1 (ninth) — 163 points
José Ramírez, CLE: 4 (fourth), 8 (fifth), 3 (sixth), 6 (seventh), 4 (eighth), 3 (ninth) — 133 points
Salvador Perez, KC: 1 (second), 2 (third), 3 (fourth), 6 (sixth), 2 (seventh), 3 (eighth), 3 (ninth), 4 (10th) — 103 points
Matt Olson, OAK: 2 (fourth), 2 (fifth), 1 (sixth), 9 (seventh), 5 (eighth), 3 (ninth), 2 (10th) — 90 points
Cedric Mullins, BAL: 1 (fourth), 2 (fifth), 2 (sixth), 3 (seventh), 9 (eighth), 9 (ninth), 1 (10th) — 87 points
Brandon Lowe, TB: 2 (sixth), 1 (seventh), 2 (eighth), 5 (ninth), 4 (10th) — 34 points
Rafael Devers, BOS: 1 (fifth), 2 (sixth), 1 (seventh), 8 (10th) — 28 points
Bo Bichette, TOR: 1 (eighth), 1 (ninth), 2 (10th) — 7 points
Xander Bogaerts, BOS: 2 (ninth), 3 (10th) — 7 points
José Abreu, CWS: 1 (eighth), 1 (ninth) — 5 points
Nathan Eovaldi, BOS: 1 (seventh) — 4 points
Robbie Ray, TOR: 1 (seventh) — 4 points
Gerrit Cole, NYY: 1 (eighth), 1 (10th) — 4 points
Jose Altuve, HOU: 1 (ninth), 1 (10th) — 3 points
Teoscar Hernández, TOR: 1 (ninth) — 2 points
Kyle Tucker, HOU: 1 (10th) — 1 point
Mike Zunino, TB: 1 (10th) — 1 point
Austin Meadows, TB: 1 (10th) — 1 point
Mitch Haniger, SEA: 1 (10th) — 1 point

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]