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Corbin Carroll secures 5th Place in MVP voting, standing amongst the elite

Oct 11, 2023; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Corbin Carroll (7) and center fielder Alek Thomas (5) celebrate after sweeping the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 to win the NLDS at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-Arizona Republic
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On Monday, Corbin Carroll became the first player in Diamondbacks history to be named Rookie of the Year now, just three days later, he has placed 5th in the National League MVP voting.

Similar to how Carroll won the ROY award, Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves was unanimously named MVP, receiving all 30 votes.

Acuna recorded one of the best regular seasons in modern baseball history.

He led the league with 149 runs, 217 hits, 73 stolen bases, a .416 OBP, and a 1.012 OPS.

At just 25 years old, Ronald Acuna Jr. has already participated in four All-Star games, is a three-time Silver Slugger, has won Rookie of the Year, and is now an MVP.

Coming in at 2nd place in the MVP voting was Mookie Betts, who received all 30 of the 2nd place votes.

It would have been Betts’ second MVP award, his other coming while he was with the Red Sox in 2018.

At 3rd was his teammate, Freddie Freeman, followed by Matt Olson in 4th and Corbin Carroll in 5th.

That places Corbin Carroll, who, just as a reminder, is just a rookie, next to some elite company.

The last player to win both Rookie of the Year and MVP in the same season was Ichiro Suzuki back in 2001, who, ironically, was Carroll’s childhood idol growing up as he was a huge Mariners fan.

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