The results of the National League MVP voting was announced on Thursday and Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story came in 11th place in the voting.
Story hit .289/.355/.519 with an OPS+ of 118 in 59 games. He led the NL in triples (4) and stolen bases (15) and he had 11 home runs and 28 RBI. He finished in 12th in NL MVP voting last season and in 8th place in 2018.
Story’s 11th place finish marks the first time since 2014 that the Rockies did not have at least one player among the top 10 in NL MVP finishers as Justin Morneau and Troy Tulowitzki finished in 24th and 26th place that season. In every season since then, Nolan Arenado has been among the top ten finishers and others, like Story, have also finished in the top 10.
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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman won the vote and it was nearly unanimous. Only Rockies writer Tracy Ringolsby of Inside The Seams and Bob Nightengale of USA Today did not have Freeman first. They both had Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts listed first.
For the NL voting, each of the 15 teams have two BBWAA members vote for each category. For this one, Ringolsby and The Denver Post‘s Patrick Saunders were the two voters from the Rockies BBWAA chapter. For the MVP voting, they must vote for their top 10 players in the league.
Both Ringolsby and Saunders had Story listed as 8th on their ballot. Story’s two 7th place votes came from MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro (representing the Marlins) and The Athletic‘s Rob Biertempfel (representing the Pirates).
Ahead of Story in the MVP running (in order) were the aforementioned Freeman and Betts in first and second place, Padres infielders Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis, Nationals outfielder Juan Soto, Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna, Nationals infielder Trea Turner, Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, and Reds starting pitcher (and NL Cy Young Award winner) Trevor Bauer.