Spirited voting last round, with 12 different players getting at least one vote. The only one who didn't get any votes was Brett Wallace, who has obviously fallen like a rock from his B+ rating in John's book last year. A clear plurality went to Ike Davis, to earn him honors as #19 rookie from last year's class. Here is the breakdown of the voting:
Ike Davis 32%, Reid Brignac 15%, Tyler Colvin 15%, Johnathon Niese 9%, Carlos Carassco 6%, Mike Leake 6%, Neil Walker 4%, Jose Tabata 4%, Michael Saunders 4%, Travis Wood 2%, John Jaso, 2%, Gaby Sanchez 3%, Brett Wallace 0%
And, here are the standings so far:
5. Michael Stanton, outfielder Florida Marlins
19. Ike Davis, first base, New York Mets
Based on last round's voting I am going to drop Brett Wallace who got no votes and Travis Wood who got one. I'm also not adding Gaby Sanchez even though he was nominated as a write in and got one vote. I am going to bring back John Axford, and, for the first time I am going to add Jonny Venters and Josh Thole. I am also keeping on the ballot Mike Leake and Tyler Colvin who were nominated as write ins last round based on their significant vote totals.
Temporarily dropped players: Peter Bourjos 0% (14), Jake Arrieta 0% (14), Mitch Moreland 0% (15), Michael Brantley 0% (16), Danny Valencia 0% (16), Brennan Boesch 0% (16), Gaby Sanchez 2% (19), Travis Wood 2% (19), John Jaso 2% (19), Brett Wallace 0% (19)
Other players who I am considering, althought I may not get to them without some positive discussion, are Ian Desmond, Chris Johnson, Kila Ka'aihue, Brooks Conrad, Alex Sanabia, Wilton Lopez and Sergio Santos. If you want any of these guys added, or if you want anyone else added who isn't mentioned above, please discuss below.
As a reminder voting is by +1.