Justin Upton Fourth In NL MVP

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton finished fourth in the National League Most Valuable Player balloting, whose results were announced earlier today. It's the best performance by a Diamondbacks since Luis Gonzalez finished third after the 2001 season, so congratulations to him for that. Upton got one first-place vote, but 25 came in the third-fifth place range. He was one of four players to be mentioned on every ballot, the others being winner Ryan Braun, Matt Kemp and Prince Fielder. Ian Kennedy and Miguel Montero also got votes for Arizona.

Full balloting is after the jump.

Player, Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Points
Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers 20 12 388
Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers 10 16 6 332
Prince Fielder, Milwaukee Brewers 1 4 11 9 1 3 2 1 229
Justin Upton, Arizona Diamondbacks 1 8 11 6 3 1 1 1 214
Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals 1 6 11 6 4 2 166
Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds 4 3 2 8 3 3 4 1 135
Lance Berkman, St. Louis Cardinals 1 2 6 3 7 2 4 3 118
Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies 3 4 8 5 4 69
Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies 1 1 1 6 2 3 52
Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies 1 3 1 1 1 3 39
Jose Reyes, New York Mets 1 1 3 4 3 31
Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers 1 1 2 5 2 29
Shane Victorino, Philadelphia Phillies 3 3 3 18
Ian Kennedy, Arizona Diamondbacks 1 2 1 16
Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies 2 1 1 12
Hunter Pence, Astros/Phillies 1 1 1 10
Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants 1 1 7
John Axford, Milwaukee Brewers 1 2 7
Michael Morse, Washington Nationals 1 1 5
Carlos Beltran, N.Y. Mets/S.F. Giants 1 3
Miguel Montero, Arizona D-backs 1 2
Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 2 2
Starlin Castro, Chicago Cubs 1 1
Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves 1 1
Carlos Ruiz, Philadelphia Phillies 1 1
Mike Stanton, Florida Marlins 1 1
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