Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2012 American League Batsmen of the Year

While it may seem a bit late to some, those who know the pains we at the Cheap Seats go through to check our figures will understand. With pitchers and catchers scheduled to report in just a few weeks, we are announcing the final tabulations for our 2012 Batsmen of the Year.

Along with this week’s Hall of Fame announcement, The B.O.T.Y. will be the award an athlete can look back on and say………What???????????  6 of our 20 finalists from last year (and here) are on our list again with a repeat winner in the AL.
For those who don’t remember, we take all batting statistics of the top 5 players in each category and assign a value. The top 10 players are then ranked against each other. The results are an unbiased selection of the most feared players at the plate for an entire season.

Here are the National League Batsmen of the Year.

American League Batsman of the Year

 Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers - Batsman Score: 1012.05

Miggy repeats with a massive thrashing of the competition in 2012.

109 Runs
205 Hits
40 Doubles
44 Homers
139 RBI
66 Walks
.333 Average
.606 Slugging
.999 OPS

Runner Up

 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels - Batsman Score: 856.85

Trout was the story of the year in the American league. Missing the first month of the season hurt his score, but runner up to a Triple Crown winner ain’t all that bad.

129 Runs
182 Hits
27 Doubles
8 Triples
30 Homers
83 RBI
.326 Avg.
Bronze Medal

Josh Hamilton - Texas Rangers - Batsman Score: 851.80

Doing most of his damage the first half of the season, Hamilton will now join Trout and fellow  Top Ten Batsman Albert Pujos for the 2013 season

103 Runs
33 Doubles
43 Homers
128 RBI
.285 Avg

Remainder of American League Top 10
Robinson Cano – NY Yankees – 828.8
Prince Fielder – Detroit Tigers – 825.9
Adrian Beltre – Texas Rangers – 781.6
Edwin Encarnacion – Toronto Blue Jays – 774.6
Billy Butler – Kansas City Royals – 702.9
Curtis Granderson – New York Yankees – 687.45
Albert Pujos – Los Angeles Angels – 667.15


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