Miggy wins, Posey wins
Posey was probably the right pick (field was quite tight), and Miggy shoulda been 2nd. Oh well.
I'll just leave this here
Miggy's a great guy, a great player, and a world beating bat. But as long as I'm gonna get the fuck sabermetrics posts anyways I'll say it. The MVP is not the Hank Aaron Award. Miggy plays an offense-first position and it shows - all his value comes from that skill.
Again, to avoid using scary numbers that apparently ruin the game...
Miggy: .330/.393/.606 over 697 PA
Trout: .326/.399/.564 over 639 PA
Miggy had a negligible edge in AVG, Trout a negligible edge in getting on base, and Miggy had smore (but not a crazy amount more) pop, .042 SLG. Accounting for his average lead that's .038 ISO. That's one extra extra-base every 7-8 games, roughly. And yes, 58 more PA, or one more Miggy PA every 3 games. Was Miggy better with the bat (raw)? Absolutely.
But then, of course, you remember that Miggy's a 3B where Trout's a CF, making Trout's offense more valuable. And Trout, ya know, played like he remembered he was wearing a glove. And can run. The argument for Miggy requires a reliance on outdated measures of producing value (RBIs) or an obsession with a small offensive edge to the exclusion of everything else (including the fact that Trout's offense was more valuable given his position).
He won the Triple Crown. He went to the World Series. "Nuff Said.