Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks won the National League Manager of the Year after his first year as a major league manager.
This election marked the seventh time overall and the fourth year in a row that the award went to someone who was in his first full season as a major league manager. Dave Roberts of the Dodgers won the award in the NL last year and Matt Williams with the Nationals in 2014. The Rangers’ Jeff Banister was the American League winner in 2015.
The other three first-year winners were in the NL: Hal Lanier with the Astros in 1986, Dusty Baker with the Giants in 1993 and Joe Girardi with the Marlins in 2006.
Roberts is the fourth Manager of the Year runner-up in the NL who had won the award the year prior. He follows the Cubs’ Joe Maddon, who finished second to Roberts last year after having won in 2015. The others were the Pirates’ Jim Leyland in 1991 and Clint Hurdle in 2014.
It was the third time a Diamondbacks manager won the award. Previous Arizona winners were Bob Melvin in 2007 and Kirk Gibson in 2011.
Ballots from two writers in each league city prior to postseason play are tabulated on a system that rewards five points for first place, three points for second place and one point for third place.
2017 NL Manager of the Year
|Torey Lovullo, Diamondbacks||18||5||6||111|
|Dave Roberts, Dodgers||5||8||6||55|
|Bud Black, Rockies||3||6||10||43|
|Craig Counsell, Brewers||3||4||6||33|
|Dusty Baker, Nationals||1||6||2||25|
|Joe Maddon, Cubs||1||3|
Below is a breakdown of the 30 individual ballots, submitted by two writers representing each city in the National League. For more information on the voting, see our Voting FAQ.
|John Manuel||Baseball America||ATL||Roberts||Counsell||Lovullo|
|Barry M. Bloom||MLB.com||AZ||Lovullo||Baker||Black|
|Paul Skrbina||Chicago Tribune||CHI||Lovullo||Black||Counsell|
|Katsushi Nagao||Kyodo News||CHI||Roberts||Lovullo||Black|
|Matt Snyder||CBS Sports||CIN||Lovullo||Counsell||Roberts|
|Hal McCoy||Dayton Daily News||CIN||Roberts||Baker||Counsell|
|Pat Graham||Associated Press||COL||Lovullo||Black||Roberts|
|Jonah Keri||CBS Sports||COL||Black||Lovullo||Roberts|
|Bill Plunkett||Orange County Register||LA||Lovullo||Roberts||Black|
|Jill Painter Lopez||Fox Sports||LA||Lovullo||Black||Counsell|
|Clark Spencer||Miami Herald||MIA||Lovullo||Roberts||Baker|
|Tom Haudricourt||Milwaukee Journal Sentinel||MIL||Lovullo||Counsell||Black|
|Drew Olson||iHeart Media||MIL||Lovullo||Black||Counsell|
|Kevin Kernan||New York Post||NY||Lovullo||Roberts||Baker|
|Matt Breen||The Philadelphia Inquirer||PHI||Lovullo||Roberts||Black|
|Jack McCaffery||Delaware County Daily Times||PHI||Roberts||Baker||Lovullo|
|Will Graves||Associated Press||PIT||Lovullo||Black||Counsell|
|Jay Paris||At Large||SD||Black||Lovullo||Counsell|
|Bruce Jenkins||San Francisco Chronicle||SF||Baker||Roberts||Lovullo|
|Ray Ratto||NBC Sports Bay Area||SF||Roberts||Baker||Lovullo|
|Joe Ostermeier||Belleville News Democrat||STL||Lovullo||Roberts||Black|
|Gabe Lacques||USA TODAY Sports||WAS||Lovullo||Baker||Roberts|
|Ken Rosenthal||The Athletic||WAS||Counsell||Lovullo||Black|