2011 SB Nation Awards: National League MVP

Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches his three-run home run during the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

This concludes our week-long series of SB Nation award presentations. Today, we announce that Matt Kemp of the Dodgers wins the SB Nation NL MVP over the Brewers' Ryan Braun. Either one could have been a legitimate choice. Kemp nearly won the Triple Crown, leading the NL in HR and RBI and finishing third in BA, while leading the league in WAR at 10.0. Braun led the league in SLG and OPS and was second in WAR (7.7).

Jason Brannon cast the Baseball Nation NL vote; points are awarded on a 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Here is Jason's ballot:

Kemp, Braun, Roy Halladay, Clayton Kershaw, Cliff Lee, Joey Votto, Jose Reyes, Troy Tulowitzki, Prince Fielder, Justin Upton

Here's the complete vote:

Rank Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Total
1 Matt Kemp 21 5 1 - 1 - - - - - 353
2 Ryan Braun 7 19 2 - - - - - - - 285
3 Joey Votto - - 8 7 6 3 - 4 - - 176
4 Justin Upton - 1 7 3 3 5 1 - 3 1 140
5 Prince Fielder - 2 3 4 2 1 5 1 4 1 119
6 Troy Tulowitzki - - - 3 1 3 5 7 3 2 91
7 Jose Reyes - - - 1 2 5 7 3 1 3 86
8 Roy Halladay - 1 5 3 1 - 1 1 1 - 85
9 Clayton Kershaw - - 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 - 56
10 Albert Pujols - - - 1 3 2 2 1 1 3 51
11 Lance Berkman - - - 1 2 2 - 3 2 2 44
12 Shane Victorino - - - 1 1 1 3 1 3 2 41
13 Cliff Lee - - - - 3 1 1 - 3 - 33
14 Andrew McCutchen - - - - 1 - 1 3 2 3 26
15 Pablo Sandoval - - - 2 - - - 1 1 - 19
16 Brandon Phillips - - - - - 2 - 1 1 2 17
17 Matt Holliday - - - - - 2 - - 1 - 12
18 Mike Morse - - - - - - - 1 - 2 5
19 Carlos Beltran - - - - - - 1 - - - 4
19 Mike Stanton - - - - - - - - 1 2 4
21 Ryan Roberts - - - - - - - - - 2 2
22 Ian Kennedy - - - - - - - - - 1 1
22 Hunter Pence - - - - - - - - - 1 1
22 Raul Ibanez - - - - - - - - - 1 1
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