The National League MVP was awarded this week to Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen. Brewers’ centerfielder Carlos Gomez also received a number of MVP votes as “Go-Go” finished ninth in National League MVP balloting yesterday.
Thursday’s vote marked the sixth time in the last seven years that a Brewer finished in the top 10.
Thirty members of the Baseball Writers Association of America cast ballots. Voters were asked to rank their top 10 players. Fourteen points were awarded for first place, nine for second place, eight for third and on down to one point for 10th.
Gomez totaled 43 points, just behind Hanley Ramirez of the Dodgers and ahead of Jay Bruce of the Reds, appearing as high as fifth on one ballot and ranking among the top 10 for 15 of
the 30 voters.