November 1, 2007

BP's Internet Baseball Awards

Baseball Prosepctus has published the results of its 2007 awards. Much more info at the link.
2007 IBA AL MVP:
Rnk Name 1 2 3 Ballots Points

1. Alex Rodriguez 1354 39 11 1430 19527
2. Magglio Ordonez 23 823 232 1283 10831
3. David Ortiz 26 211 345 1159 8245
4. Jorge Posada 6 78 180 866 5519
5. Vladimir Guerrero 6 51 153 899 5246

2007 IBA NL MVP:
Rnk Name 1 2 3 Ballots Points

1. Matt Holliday 407 331 192 1210 11859
2. David Wright 299 194 153 1005 9180
3. Jimmy Rollins 226 227 145 996 8349
4. Hanley Ramirez 128 128 146 937 6734
5. Prince Fielder 76 92 199 996 6476

2007 IBA AL Cy Young:
Rnk Name 1 2 3 Ballots Points

1. C.C. Sabathia 819 287 95 1265 10830
2. Josh Beckett 292 435 192 1139 7439
3. Fausto Carmona 83 219 301 899 4574
4. John Lackey 27 123 262 739 3182
5. Johan Santana 43 115 179 757 2956

2007 IBA NL Cy Young:
Rnk Name 1 2 3 Ballots Points

1. Jake Peavy 1097 82 5 1190 11585
2. Brandon Webb 87 902 89 1106 7705
3. Brad Penny 1 50 347 627 2626
4. Roy Oswalt 0 12 114 415 1339
5. John Smoltz 1 21 119 331 1164

2007 IBA AL Rookie of the Year:
Rnk Name 1 2 3 Ballots Points

1. Dustin Pedroia 838 178 89 1137 10145
2. Daisuke Matsuzaka 138 328 275 917 5457
3. Brian Bannister 57 150 151 600 2927
4. Jeremy Guthrie 66 155 124 480 2672
5. Hideki Okajima 16 115 130 501 2093

18 comments:

Amy said...

Outraged that Beckett did not win the Cy Young. Especially after Sabathia melted down in the ALCS (but I know the votes were taken before the post season). But delighted that PedROYa won!

Amy said...

I take it these are not the REAL awards?

redsock said...

Yes, not the BBWAA voting.

tim said...

Wedge mgr of the year? Obviously the criteria didnt include finishing off playoff series :P

Tony said...

Say what you want about A-Rod, but I think every person that voted for these awards that did not have him first in the AL MVP vote needs to explain themselves in writing. There is no way A-Rod doesn't deserve any AL MVP award, be it the BBWAA or any random baseball blog.

I'm okay with this year's results. Wedge, for the regular season, does deserve Manager of the Year.

frozen tundra said...

how the heck does Sabathia beat out Beckett for the Cy Young???

L-girl said...

These aren't the "real" awards, but they are often more based in reality than the real ones.

frozen tundra said...

I know, but you don't really need to compute too many "stats" to figure that Beckett ought to win the in the official voting...didn't he finish with more wins?

and a WS ring! guess I'm biased =)

thatdietcokegirl said...

psht they have cc over beckett? that's pretty ridiculous ;p

redsock said...

These are the votes of BP readers -- who are usually way more intelligent that the the writers who bestow the "official" awards.

This was done at the end of the regular season -- like the other awards -- so playoff performance does not matter.

Wins are one of the worst ways to evaluate a pitcher. Even so, Beckett had 20 and CC, Carmona, Lackey and Wang all had 19. Even if you give more than a glance at wins -- which you should not -- it's a wash.

Based solely on ERA+, Lackey and Carmona win.

frozen tundra said...

just seems like Sabathia finished with a significantly higher point total than the others...do the BP readers not give more weight to ERA?

forgive me as I'm not familiar with these awards...

redsock said...

I agree - I expected the finish to be closer.

Patrick said...

I dunno, I expect fully that Sabathia is this year's Cy Young. He pitched a lot more 7 inning games that Beckett, more quality starts, and a lot more innings in total. He had a better ERA, and what, one less win? Wakefield got 17 wins, does that make him more worthy of the Cy Young than Santana?

And of course his point total is going to be higher if he pitched 40 more innings than Beckett.

I love Beckett, and would much rather have him on the team than Sabathia (cuz Josh is a post season animal, and isn't afraid to drop the F bomb), but I am frusterated that Red Sox Nation seems so biased.

redsock said...

It would not surprise me to Beckett not get the CY. You can make a strong case for any of the top 4-5 picks.

But the writers get the picks so wrong so often, the MVP and CY awards are pretty much meaningless. Same for the GG.

Richard Freedman said...

Sabathia had a string this season of 10 straight games not giving up more than two runs....yet got ONE win out of it. If he had Boston's bats, he would have won at least six of those games and finished with 24 or 25 wins. The awards are based on regular season, not playoffs which, of course, Beckett excelled. If you based the awards on post-season, A-Rod would never win MVP.

redsock said...

Sabathia had a string this season of 10 straight games not giving up more than two runs....yet got ONE win out of it. If he had Boston's bats, he would have won at least six of those games and finished with 24 or 25 wins.

Actually, he won 4 games in that 10-game stretch (July 24 to September 8), not 1.

On the other side, here are two Beckett starts:

July 15, Tor: 8-7-2-2-8
July 25, Cle: 8-4-1-0-7

Both losses. Plus a ND against the Angels on August 17 (7-5-2-1-8, 1 unearned run).

L-girl said...

didn't he finish with more wins?

You should hang around Joy of Sox more. It will help disabuse of silly notions like judging a pitcher by his W/L record. Just think about how little that has to do with a pitcher's performance.

and a WS ring!

Obviously that can't be figured in either.

takubou said...

I wish Daisuke will be rookie of the year.