Former Rays prospect Josh Hamilton was voted the 2010 American League MVP. He took 22 of the 28 first-place votes.
Evan Longoria finished sixth showing up on 27 of the 28 ballots including two fourth-place votes. Carl Crawford was seventh, receiving votes from 21 of the 28 voters including one second-place vote and six fourth-place votes. Rafael Soriano finished 12th with seven votes, including one fourth-place vote (you can see the complete voting here).
Notes on the 2010 MVP voting…
- Evan Longoria’s fifth-place showing is the best-ever for the Rays, surpassing Ben Zobrist, who finished eighth last year.
- Carl Crawford’s second-place vote, was the highest-ever for the Rays, surpassing a third-place vote for Carlos Pena in 2008.
- This was the second time three Rays received votes. In 2008, Carlos Pena finished 9th, Evan Longoria was 11th and Jason Bartlett was 18th.
Rays in the MVP voting…
- 2009 — Ben Zobrist (8th), Evan Longoria (19th)
- 2008 — Carlos Pena (9th), Evan Longoria (11th), Jason Bartlett (18th)
- 2007 — Carlos Pena (9th)
- 2006 — Carl Crawford (26th)
- 2005 — Jorge Cantu (27th)
- 2003 — Aubrey Huff (24th)