We completed our voting with last week's call for votes to decide the 2013 Most Valuable Player for the Arizona Diamondbacks. These have now been collated, incomplete or obvious "joke" ballots eliminated, and the final tallies are below. Points were allocated on a 5-3-1 basis for first through third.
As could probably have been predicted, Goldschmidt romped to an easy victory, though ended up one vote short of being a unanimous first-place selection, with someone opting to select Parra instead - I wonder who that might have been? :) There was a tight race between our Gold Glove winning outfielder and Corbin for second-place: the latter was actually named on more ballots, but Parra's edge toward the top of the ballot proved sufficient to give him the runner-up spot by a margin of 26-22. Collmenter was named on 40% of ballots, and there were also nods in third spot for Miley and Ziegler.
This completes the 2013 AZ SnakePit awards. For reference, below are all the winners - a complete list, going back to our first set in 2006, may be found here:
Most Valuable Player
1. Paul Goldschmidt
2. Gerardo Parra
3. Patrick Corbin
Pitcher of the Year
Rookie of the Year
Performance of the Year
Aug 13: Paul Goldschmidt - tying HR in 9th, walk-off HR in 11th, +79.8% WP
Play of the Year
6/9: bare-hand force
Honorable mentions: 8/27: Martin Prado saves the game
5/17 Paul Goldschmidt 13th-pitch homer