The VORG’s 2015 “Most Voweluable Player” Awards

The last of the 2015 season awards will be handed out Thursday afternoon, as the AL and NL MVPs are announced.  Here at the VORG, MVP stands for “Most Voweluable Player”, that being the player in each league with the highest percentage of vowels in their first and last names combined.

In the National League, Nori Aoki came back from the AL to win the award again, this time outright.  Reds’ shortstop Eugenio Suarez was right behind Aoki, followed by 2013 winner Joaquin Arias.

Name length a e i o u vowels vowel %
Nori Aoki 8 1 0 2 2 0 5 63%
Eugenio Suarez 13 1 3 1 1 2 8 62%
Joaquin Arias 12 3 0 2 1 1 7 58%

Over in the American League, Joe Mauer continued his dominance of this award, with at least a share of the top spot for the third straight season. Last year’s NL winner, Emilio Bonifacio, switched leagues and finished in second place, tied with Red Sox closer Koji Uehara.

Name length a e i o u vowels vowel %
Joe Mauer 8 1 2 0 1 1 5 63%
Emilio Bonifacio 15 1 1 4 3 0 9 60%
Koji Uehara 10 2 1 1 1 1 6 60%

 

One thought on “The VORG’s 2015 “Most Voweluable Player” Awards

  1. I cut my teeth on the 1971 season. For that season, if we overlook Lee Maye (71%, but only 50 PA in 32 games in his final half season with the White Sox), the AL top three were Joe Foy (67%), Felipe Alou (60%) and Diego Seguí (60%). The NL top three were Lee May (67%), Joe Hague (63%) and Tommie Agee (60%).

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