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Best Hitter
1. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers 1. Albert Pujols, Cardinals
2. Joe Mauer, Twins 2. Joey Votto, Reds
3. Josh Hamilton, Rangers 3. Martin Prado, Braves
Best Power
1 (tie). Miguel Cabrera, Tigers 1. Adam Dunn, Nationals
1 (tie). Josh Hamilton, Rangers 2 (tie). Ryan Howard, Phillies
3. Justin Morneau, Twins 2 (tie). Albert Pujols, Cardinals
Best Bunter
1. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners 1. Michael Bourn, Astros
2. Juan Pierre, White Sox 2. Nyjer Morgan, Nationals
3. Erick Aybar, Angels 3. Rafael Furcal, Dodgers
Best STRIKE-ZONE JUDGMENT
1. Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox 1. Albert Pujols, Cardinals
2. Joe Mauer, Twins 2. David Eckstein, Padres
3. Daric Barton, Athletics 3. Adrian Gonzalez, Padres
Best Hit-And-Run Artist
1. Derek Jeter, Yankees 1. Placido Polanco, Phillies
2. Erick Aybar, Angels 2. David Eckstein, Padres
3. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners 3. Martin Prado, Braves
Best Baserunner
1. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners 1. Michael Bourn, Astros
2. Carl Crawford, Rays 2. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
3. Brett Gardner, Yankees 3. Chris Young, Diamondbacks
Fastest Baserunner
1. Carl Crawford, Rays 1. Michael Bourn, Astros
2. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners 2. Nyjer Morgan, Nationals
3. Brett Gardner, Yankees 3. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
Most Exciting Player
1. Carl Crawford, Rays 1. Albert Pujols, Cardinals
2. Josh Hamilton, Rangers 2. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
3. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners 3. Stephen Strasburg, Nationals
Best Pitcher
1. Cliff Lee, Rangers 1. Josh Johnson, Marlins
2. C.C. Sabathia, Yankees 2. Roy Halladay, Phillies
3. Felix Hernandez, Mariners 3. Ubaldo Jimenez, Rockies
Best Fastball
1. Justin Verlander, Tigers 1. Ubaldo Jimenez, Rockies
2. Daniel Bard, Red Sox 2. Stephen Strasburg, Nationals
3. Neftali Feliz, Rangers 3. Josh Johnson, Marlins
Best Curveball
1. Justin Verlander, Tigers 1. Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
2. A.J. Burnett, Yankees 2. Jaime Garcia, Cardinals
3. Josh Beckett, Red Sox 3. Barry Zito, Giants
Best Slider
1. Felix Hernandez, Mariners 1. Roy Halladay, Phillies
2. Zack Greinke, Royals 2. Josh Johnson, Marlins
3. C.C. Sabathia, Yankees 3. Ubaldo Jimenez, Rockies
Best Changeup
1. James Shields, Rays 1. Johan Santana, Mets
2. Jered Weaver, Angels 2 (tie). Cole Hamels, Phillies
3. Mark Buehrle, White Sox 2 (tie). Tim Lincecum, Giants
Best Control
1. Cliff Lee, Rangers 1. Roy Halladay, Phillies
2. Carl Pavano, Twins 2. Josh Johnson, Marlins
3. Mariano Rivera, Yankees 3. Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
Best Pickoff Move
1. Mark Buehrle, White Sox 1. Clayton Richard, Padres
2. Andy Pettitte, Yankees 2. Chris Capuano, Brewers
3. Dallas Braden, Athletics 3. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
Best Reliever
1. Mariano Rivera, Yankees 1. Heath Bell, Padres
2. Joakim Soria, Royals 2. Brian Wilson, Giants
3. Rafael Soriano, Rays 3. Jonathan Broxton, Dodgers
Best Defensive Catcher
1. Joe Mauer, Twins 1. Yadier Molina, Cardinals
2. Kurt Suzuki, Athletics 2. Brian McCann, Braves
3. Jose Molina, Blue Jays 3. Miguel Olivo, Rockies
Best Defensive 1B
1. Mark Teixeira, Yankees 1. Adrian Gonzalez, Padres
2. Carlos Pena, Rays 2. Albert Pujols, Cardinals
3. Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox 3. Derrek Lee, Cubs
Best Defensive 2B
1. Robinson Cano, Yankees 1. Brandon Phillips, Reds
2. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox 2. Martin Prado, Braves
3. Orlando Hudson, Twins 3. Chase Utley, Phillies
Best Defensive 3B
1. Evan Longoria, Rays 1. Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals
2. Adrian Beltre, Red Sox 2 (tie). Scott Rolen, Reds
3. Brandon Inge, Tigers 3 (tie). David Wright, Mets
Best Defensive SS
1. Elvis Andrus, Rangers 1. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
2. Erick Aybar, Angels 2. Jimmy Rollins, Phillies
3. Derek Jeter, Yankees 3. Jose Reyes, Mets
Best Infield Arm
1. Adrian Beltre, Red Sox 1. Rafael Furcal, Dodgers
2. Elvis Andrus, Rangers 2. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
3. Erick Aybar, Angels 3. Jose Reyes, Mets
Best Defensive Outfielder
1. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners 1. Michael Bourn, Astros
2. Torii Hunter, Angels 2. Shane Victorino, Phillies
3. Franklin Gutierrez, Mariners 3. Carlos Gomez, Brewers
Best Outfield Arm
1. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners 1. Jeff Francoeur, Mets
2. Nelson Cruz, Rangers 2 (tie). Jay Bruce, Reds
3. Josh Hamilton, Rangers 2 (tie). Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
Best Manager
1. Ron Gardenhire, Twins 1. Bobby Cox, Braves
2. Mike Scioscia, Angels 2. Tony La Russa, Cardinals
3. Jim Leyland, Tigers 2. Bud Black, Padres