Major League Baseball announced the National League Most Valuable Player award on Thursday night. Andrew McCutchen finished third behind the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw(winner) and Giancarlo Stanton in voting. He was looking to win back-to-back MVP awards, which was last done in the NL by Albert Pujols in 2008 and 2009. He was also trying to become just the second Pittsburgh Pirates player to win multiple award, following Barry Bonds in 1990 and 1992. McCutchen received four first place votes, ten second place votes and 15 third place votes.
McCutchen had a .314/.410/542 slash line this year and led the league in both OBP and OPS. He hit 38 doubles, six triples, 25 homers, drew 84 walks and scored 89 runs. For the third straight year, he had the highest Offensive WAR(7.8) in the NL.
Josh Harrison finished ninth in the MVP voting, receiving 52 total points and ending up as high as fourth on one ballot. Russell Martin had the 13th highest vote total, finishing seventh on two ballots.