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Alex Gordon finishes twelfth in MVP voting

Greg Holland and James Shields also receive votes

Dilip Vishwanat

Royals left-fielder Alex Gordon finished twelfth in MVP balloting today, far behind the unanimous selection of Angels outfielder Mike Trout. Gordon finished with 44 votes, just behind Indians pitcher Corey Kluber, including one fourth place vote from David Coleman of the Ford Bend Herald.

Complete individual ballots here.

Gordon hit .266/.351/.432 with 19 HR 87 RBI, and was fourth in the league in fWAR and seventh in rWAR. Its the second time in Alex Gordon's career he has received MVP votes. He received three votes, finishing 21st in voting in 2011.

Also receiving MVP votes from the Royals was closer Greg Holland who received a fifth place vote from Mark Whicker of the Los Angeles Daily News (better known for this awful column), as well as a sixth and ninth place vote. James Shields received one eighth place vote from Bob Elliott of the Toronto Star.

Royals beat writer Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star did not vote for any Royals in his ballot, nor did former Royals beat writer Bob Dutton, now of the Tacoma New Tribune.

Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez finished second in balloting, followed by Indians outfielder Michael Brantley, and White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu.