Ryan Howard Finishes 3rd in MVP voting – Phillies Nation

Ryan Howard Finishes 3rd in MVP voting

MLB announced today that Albert Pujols won the 2009 National League Most Valuable Player Award, garnering a unanimous 32 first-place votes. Overall, he accumulated a total of 448 ballot points. Hanley Ramirez, the Marlins shortstop, received 233 points and Ryan Howard finished a close third with 217 points.

Other Phillies receiving votes include Chase Utley who finished eighth, Jayson Werth who finished 17th, and Shane Victorino rounded out the list in 18th. This is Pujols’ third MVP, which ties him with Mike Schmidt and seven others for second most all-time.



  1. Griffin

    November 24, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    The title of this post should be “Utley still the most underrated player in the majors.”

  2. Tavian

    November 24, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Third is good for Ryan. The top two vote-getters deserved to be where they were. I hope Ryan continues to be a top-vot -getter next year, as well with Chase Utley winning the whole thing.

  3. Keith E

    November 24, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    GO PHILS!!!

  4. karen

    November 24, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Utley definately deserves the MVP but will probably never get it because he doesn’t have the power numbers and homers

  5. joe

    November 25, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    i love chase..

    but guys come on…

    he hit like .280 this year…
    he needed about 50 bombs to win it with a .280 average

    and he isnt the most underrated player in the majors…are you freaking serious???

    jayson werth has that honor

  6. Don M

    November 25, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    This goes to my longstanding arguement, that my fellow Phillies fans think Chase Utley is god ..

    he’s not ..

    He is a very good all-around player.. probably the best 2nd baseman in baseball..

    Nowhere near the best player in baseball .. and he goes into a shell in September,.. thank god we’ve got Ryan Howard

  7. Polish Prince

    November 25, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Don M

    Yeah and thank god we’ve got Chase Utley cause Ryan Howard doesn’t show up until June.

  8. Amanda Orr

    November 25, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Don M,

    I agree that Chase Utley’s the best 2nd baseman in baseball, but isn’t the BEST player in baseball (Pujols. However, he is easily in the top 10. Arguably around the top 5. I’d say somewhere around 5-7.

  9. Dusty Tep

    February 1, 2010 at 2:10 am

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