Brian Snitker was selected as National League Manager of the Year, marking the fourth time a Braves manager has been honored. Hall of Famer Bobby Cox won the award in 1991, 2004 and 2005 (and also in 1985 in the AL with the Blue Jays).
Snitker is the seventh Manager of the Year winner who did not play in the major leagues. The others were three-time winners Jim Leyland, Joe Maddon and Buck Showalter, two-time winner Jack McKeon as well as Jim Frey and John McNamara.
Snitker was the only manager named on every ballot.
The Brewers have never had a Manager of the Year winner in either league. Counsell is the fourth Milwaukee manager to finish second in the voting. Other Brewers runners-up were Tom Trebelhorn in 1987 and Phil Garner in 1992 in the AL and Ron Roenicke in 2011 in the NL.
Ballots, submitted prior to postseason play, were cast by two writers in each league city. They are tabulated on a system that rewards five points for first place, three points for second place and one point for third place.
2018 NL Manager of the Year
|Brian Snitker, Braves||17||9||4||116|
|Craig Counsell, Brewers||11||13||5||99|
|Bud Black, Rockies||1||6||18||41|
|Mike Shildt, Cardinals||2||1||7|
|Joe Maddon, Cubs||1||1||6|
|Dave Roberts, Dodgers||1||1|
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.
|Charles Odum||The Associated Press||ATL||Snitker||Counsell||Black|
|Jack Magruder||The Sports Xchange||AZ||Snitker||Counsell||Black|
|Richard Morin||Arizona Republic||AZ||Snitker||Shildt||Counsell|
|Bruce Levine||WSCR RADIO/670THESCORE.COM||CHI||Maddon||Counsell||Snitker|
|Sahadev Sharma||The Athletic||CHI||Snitker||Counsell||Black|
|Joe Kay||The Associated Press||CIN||Counsell||Snitker||Black|
|Matt Snyder||CBS Sports||CIN||Counsell||Snitker||Roberts|
|Jack Etkin||The SportsXchange||COL||Snitker||Counsell||Black|
|Jonah Keri||CBS Sports||COL||Counsell||Snitker||Black|
|Beth Harris||Associated Press||LA||Snitker||Black||Counsell|
|Brian Golden||Antelope Valley Press||LA||Snitker||Shildt||Black|
|Andre C. Fernandez||The Athletic||MIA||Counsell||Snitker||Black|
|Jorge Ebro||El Nuevo Herald||MIA||Snitker||Counsell||Black|
|Drew Olson||iHeart Media Milwaukee||MIL||Counsell||Black||Snitker|
|Todd Rosiak||Milwaukee Journal Sentinel||MIL||Counsell||Snitker||Black|
|Ken Davidoff||New York Post||NY||Counsell||Black||Snitker|
|Matthew Ehalt||The Record (N.J.)||NY||Counsell||Snitker||Black|
|Jim Salisbury||NBC Sports Philadelphia||PHI||Snitker||Counsell||Black|
|Ronald J. CooK||Pittsburgh Post-Gazette||PIT||Snitker||Counsell||Black|
|Bernie Wilson||Associated Press||SD||Snitker||Counsell||Black|
|Janie McCauley||The Associated Press||SF||Snitker||Counsell||Black|
|John Shea||San Francisco Chronicle||SF||Black||Snitker||Counsell|
|Benjamin Hochman||St. Louis Post-Dispatch||STL||Snitker||Counsell||Maddon|
|Joe Ostermeier||Belleville News-Democrat||STL||Snitker||Black||Counsell|