It was not a surprise that Carlos Correa topped the AL Rookie of the Year voting, nor was Dallas Keuchel doing the same with the Cy Young Award. Either, the second place finish for A.J. Hinch was written on the wall. Thursday's American League MVP Voting brought some surprising results -- left-handed starter Dallas Keuchel finished in fifth place, second baseman Jose Altuve finished tenth, and rookie shortstop Correa finished in 24th place.
Keuchel received three 4th place votes, eight 5th place votes, five sixth place votes, one 7th place vote and three 8th place voted -- totalling 107 points. Altuve finished with 44 points -- six 6th place votes, one 7th place votes, three 8th place, and one 10th place vote. Correa got one 8th place vote and two 10th place votes.
The winner came down to the Toronto Blue Jays Josh Donaldson and the L.A. Angels Mike Trout. Donaldson received 23 first place votes and Trout got seven. On the National League side, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was the unanimous choice.
Of the noteable people putting Keuchel in the top five were: Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich, NBCSports.com's Joe Posnanski, San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News, and Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun.
Dallas Keuchel had his breakout season in 2015, that resulted in him winning the 2015 Cy Young Award and a Gold Glove. The left-hander started in the 2015 All-Star game for the American League and won the Pitcher of the Month award three times in 2015.
Jose Altuve has already won the inaugural "Always Game" award from the Player Choice Awards, and his first Gold Glove Award.