BDD: No Respect for Zobrist
At Baseball Daily Digest, I give some props to Ben Zobrist of the Tampa Bay Rays, who did not receive one vote higher than sixth place.
Zobrist was just as good a hitter as Cabrera as evidenced by his .408 wOBA. He was a supremely good fielder at two positions (30.8 UZR/150 at second base; 40.2 in right field*) and was an average base runner.
When you add it all up, Zobrist should have been given a lot more recognition for his fantastic 2009 than was shown in the AL MVP voting. There are only two players who, debatably, had better seasons than Zobrist: Greinke and Mauer.