Jewish Baseball News

News and stats on Jews with bats

Twitter profile Facebook page Instagram profile Email

Browsing Posts tagged Justin Verlander

Ian Kinsler finishes 11th in A.L. MVP vote

Ian Kinsler" src="" alt="2B Ian Kinsler" width="150" height="150" />

JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Texas Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler finished 11th in voting for the 2011 American League MVP, Major League Baseball said Monday.

The two-time All-Star came in just behind Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria and received one 4th-place vote, according to Detroit Tigers P Justin Verlander won the award with 13 first-place votes.

A number of columnists (see example) had observed that the only thing holding back Kinsler, 29, from a stronger finish in the Most Valuable Player race was his .255 batting average. He excelled behind the plate in 2011, joining the elite “30-30” club (at least 30 HRs and 30 stolen bases) for the second time, drawing 89 walks, scoring 121 runs, and finishing among league leaders in multiple categories. He was above-average in the field. And he excelled during the playoffs, including leading all World Series batters with a .360 average and .500 on-base percentage.

Rangers teammate Michael Young finished 8th in the MVP voting.

# # #
Planning to buy something on Use our Amazon link (below) and you’ll earn Jewish Baseball News a small commission. It costs you nothing!

© 2024 Jewish Baseball News - Terms
Custom Wordpress website by RDesign Tampa Bay Florida
our tweets on twitter our facebook page RSS feed