SportsNation: 2012 MLB Awards
The BBWAA has announced the finalists for its major awards. Who do you think will take home this year's hardware?
Cast your votes!
Below are the finalists for the American League Most Valuable Player award, which will be announced at 6:47 p.m. ET Thursday.
ESPN.com asked a panel of contributors to choose which player should take home the award, and the results are listed below:
RANK PLAYER VOTES 1 Mike Trout, CF, Los Angeles Angels 21 OBP: .399 | SLG: .564 | BA: .326 | WAR: 10.7Trout's WAR is the ninth to eclipse 10.0 since 1969, and is the highest since Barry Bonds finished with 11.6 WAR in 2002.
FIVE FOR TROUT
2 Miguel Cabrera, 3B, Detroit Tigers 7 OBP: .393 | SLG: .606 | BA: .330 | WAR: 6.9In winning the Triple Crown, Cabrera surpassed a .320 BA, 30 home runs and 100 RBIs for the fourth straight season in Detroit.
FIVE FOR CABRERA
PANEL OF VOTERS: Aaron Boone, Jim Bowden, Dave Cameron, Jim Caple, Tristan Cockcroft, Jerry Crasnick, Richard Durrett, Gordon Edes, Pedro Gomez, Christina Kahrl, Eric Karabell, Jonah Keri, Molly Knight, Michael Knisley, David Kull, Tim Kurkjian, Andrew Marchand, Matt Meyers, Buster Olney, Peter Pascarelli, Enrique Rojas, Adam Rubin, Amanda Rykoff, Jon Sciambi, Mark Saxon, David Schoenfield, Mark Simon, Jayson Stark, Dan Szymborski.