11.22.2011

Brewers Braun Wins NL MVP

He may not have been the main star of Milwaukee Brewers last season, but Ryan Braun is the league's most valuable player. Sharing the spotlight with first baseman Prince Fielder, Braun capped off a fantastic 2011 campaign by edging out Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp for the award.

Many thought that Kemp was a lock to be the NL MVP, but Braun proved everybody wrong. Braun finished the season with a .332 batting average, 33 homeruns, 33 stolen bases, 111 RBIs and a slugging percentage of .597.

Kemp finished second in voting and Fielder finished third.

It's about time Braun earned some respect. Braun has been solid throughout his career, posting a .312 career batting average, 161 homeruns, 531 RBIs and a .531 slugging percentage. Simply put, the guy has been a stud since he played his first game for the Brewers in 2007.

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