Rays’ Kevin Cash honored as AL’s top manager

Kevin Cash (Courtesy Will Vragovic / Rays)

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash was named American League manager of the year, after finishing in third place in each of the previous two years. 

This is the third time a Tampa Bay manager has been honored. Joe Maddon won the award while with the Rays in 2008 and 2011.

No manager was named on every ballot.

Ballots, submitted prior to postseason play, were cast by two writers representing each league city. They are tabulated on a system that awards five points for first place, three points for second place and one point for third place.

2020 AL Manager of the Year

 1st2nd3rdPoints
Kevin Cash, Rays2251126
Rick Renteria, White Sox59961
Charlie Montoyo, Blue Jays210747
Bob Melvin, Athletics13822
Rocco Baldelli, Twins3413
Dusty Baker, Astros11

Below is a breakdown of the 30 individual ballots, submitted by two writers representing each city in the American League. For more information on the voting, see our Voting FAQ.

NameAffiliationChapter1st2nd3rd
Mel AntonenMASNsports.comBALCashRenteriaBaldelli
William Lloyd LadsonMLB.comBALRenteriaCashMelvin
Sean McAdamBoston Sports JournalBOSCashMontoyoRenteria
Christopher SmithSpringfield RepublicanBOSCashRenteriaMontoyo
James FeganThe AthleticCHIMelvinCashMontoyo
Bruce LevineWSCAR Radio.comCHICashRenteriaMelvin
Mandy BellMLB.comCLECashRenteriaMontoyo
Joe Nogacleveland.comCLECashRenteriaMontoyo
Jason BeckMLB.comDETCashMontoyoRenteria
Cody StavenhagenThe AthleticDETCashMelvinRenteria
Richard JusticeMLB.comHOURenteriaMontoyoCash
Jesus OrtizOur Esquina SportsHOUCashRenteriaMontoyo
Mike OseguedaYahoo SportsKCMontoyoCashMelvin
Alec LewisThe AthleticKCRenteriaCashMelvin
Nobuhiro SaitoNikkan Sports NewsLACashBaldelliMelvin
Tomohiko YasuokaJiji PressLACashMelvinBaldelli
Do-Hyoung ParkMLB.comMINMontoyoCashRenteria
John ShipleySt. Paul Pioneer PressMINCashBaldelliMelvin
Anri UechiKyodo NewsNYCashRenteriaMontoyo
Mark FeinsandMLB.comNYCashMontoyoRenteria
Eno SarrisThe AthleticOAKCashMontoyoRenteria
Josh DubowAssociated PressOAKCashMontoyoRenteria
Daniel KramerMLB.comSEACashRenteriaMelvin
Bob CondottaSeattle TimesSEARenteriaBaldelliMelvin
Marc TopkinTampa Bay TimesTBCashMontoyoRenteria
Juan ToribioMLB.comTBCashRenteriaMontoyo
Sam BlumThe Dallas Morning NewsTEXCashMontoyoBaldelli
Mac EngelFort Worth Star-TelegramTEXRenteriaMelvinBaker
Scott MitchellTSNTORCashMontoyoBaldelli
Mike HarringtonBuffalo NewsTORCashMontoyoRenteria