Votto third in NL MVP vote
Reds first baseman Joey Votto finished third in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America National League Most Valuable Player Award race Thursday. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper took home the award, while D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt came in second.
Harper, 23, was the unanimous winner by the BBWAA, finishing first on all 30 ballots.
The 2010 NL MVP, Votto batted .314/.459/.541 with 29 home runs and 80 RBIs in 158 games last season. His 1.000 OPS was third in the Majors behind Harper and Goldschmidt. Votto was also ranked fifth in the Majors with a value of 7.4 wins-above-replacement (WAR).
Votto discussed the outcome and a story will be posting soon on MLB.com/reds.com.