Jones finishes 6th in AL MVP voting

Jones finishes 6th in AL MVP voting
November 15, 2012, 7:15 pm
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Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (10) hits a sacrifice fly against the New York Yankees during the first inning of game four of the 2012 ALDS at Yankee Stadium.

(Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE)

The Orioles can’t complain about being snubbed in the postseason award process. Adam Jones finished sixth with 124 points, just three points behind fifth-place finisher and finalist Josh Hamilton.

The Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera got 22 first-place votes to six for the Angels’ Mike Trout. For weeks, the debate raged whether the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years was more valuable than the 21-year-old, who on Monday won Rookie of the Year.

Texas’ Adrian Beltre was third, New York’s Robinson Cano fourth and Hamilton fifth.

Jones, who was also voted Most Valuable Oriole got one third-place vote, two fourths, and eight fifths. He was named on 25 of the 28 ballots. None of the 25 voters had him lower than ninth place.

Jim Johnson, who came in seventh in the Cy Young Award voting, was 14th. He received one vote each for third, fourth, seventh and eighth.

Matt Wieters received one seventh-place vote.