The votes are in and your 2010 National League MVP is the Cincinnati Reds Joey Votto.

The vote wasn’t even close as Votto received 31-of- 32 first place votes. The Cardinals Albert Pujols finished a distant second and the Rockies Carlos Gonzalez finished third.

“It’s pretty fricking awesome to beat Albert Pujols for the MVP Award,” he said.

Votto, 27, hit .324 with 37 home runs and 113 RBI.

Pujols led the NL in home runs (42) and RBI (118), and Cargo led the N.L in average at .336, but Votto’s team was the only one to make the postseason.

In just his third full year in the majors, Votto led the NL in on-base percentage (.424) and slugging percentage (.600).

Let’s take a look at why Votto could compete for the next 10 MVP’s.

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