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INF Jose Ramirez finishes third in 2017 AL Most valuable player voting

The Baseball Writers Association of America today announced Cleveland Indians INF JOSÉ RAMĺREZ finished third in the 2017 American League Most Valuable Player voting. Houston's José Altuve (405 points) took home top honors and bested New York's Aaron Judge (279 points) and Ramirez (237 points). SS FRANCISCO LINDOR finished 5th (143 points) and RHP COREY KLUBER finished 7th in the voting (101 points).
November 16, 2017

CLEVELAND, OH - The Baseball Writers Association of America today announced Cleveland Indians INF JOSÉ RAMĺREZ finished third in the 2017 American League Most Valuable Player voting. Houston's José Altuve (405 points) took home top honors and bested New York's Aaron Judge (279 points) and Ramirez (237 points).  SS FRANCISCO

CLEVELAND, OH - The Baseball Writers Association of America today announced Cleveland Indians INF JOSÉ RAMĺREZ finished third in the 2017 American League Most Valuable Player voting. Houston's José Altuve (405 points) took home top honors and bested New York's Aaron Judge (279 points) and Ramirez (237 points).  SS FRANCISCO LINDOR finished 5th (143 points) and RHP COREY KLUBER finished 7th in the voting (101 points).
Ramίrez, 25, enjoyed one of the finest offensive seasons in Indians history, joining Grady Sizemore (2006) as the only Indians batter with at least 100 runs scored, 50 doubles, 25 home runs and 15 stolen bases within the same campaign, earning his first American League All-Star selection while finishing in the top 10 in MLB in bWAR (6.9, 7th), extra-base hits (T1st), doubles (1st) and total bases (5th). His extra-base hits (91) and doubles (56) totals each ranked in the top 5 in a single-season in the 117-year history of the franchise, the extra-base hits being second-most ever by a switch-hitter in MLB history (Lance Berkman 94 in 2001).
Ramίrez was the first Indians infielder since Al Rosen in 1953 (75) to lead the A.L. in extra-base hits, the most by an Indians infielder since 1B Hal Trosky's 96 in 1936. His season in a nutshell came on Sept. 3 at Detroit, tying the Major League record for extra-base hits in a game with five. The versatile infielder's .957 OPS was the highest among A.L. players who appeared in at least 80 games at third base and the season OPS was the highest in MLB history among players who appeared in at least 60 games at both second (71 games) and third base (88 games) within the same season. After the season he was awarded his first career Silver Slugger award and was named to the A.L. Sporting News All-Star team. 
Today's voting marks the highest finish by an Indians player since Michael Brantley finished third in 2014. The 2001 season was last time the club had three players place in the top 10 in the A.L. MVP voting (R. Alomar, J. Gonzalez, Thome).