Jose Altuve has won almost every MVP-like award he can this offseason, but he wasn’t the top dog in the 2016 MVP voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Altuve finished with two second place votes, 15 third place votes, 11 fourth place and five fifth place votes — totaling 227 total points.
2016 AL MVP: Mike Trout, Angels. More voting details to come. pic.twitter.com/VJ0uB15UFm— BBWAA (@officialBBWAA) November 17, 2016
A fellow member of the American League West member Mike Trout took home first place with 356 points to win his second MVP award of his career (2014). The Red Sox’s Mookie Betts finished in second place with 311 points, he had nine first place votes compared to Trouts 19.
Altuve already won a 2016 Sliver Slugger, the Players Choice MLB Player of the Year and the AL Most Outstanding Player, the Majestic “Always Game” Award. Earlier this offseason, Altuve was named the 2016 Sporting News Player of the Year, an award which is voted on by players from both leagues and given to the Major League player who had the most outstanding season.