Jason Bartlett was voted the Tampa Bay Rays Most Valuable Player by the Tampa Bay BBWAA.
I will leave it up to Joe Posnanski
Jason Bartlett has an 83 OPS+.
Jason Bartlett has a .328 on-base percentage and has struck out three times more than he has walked.
Jason Bartlett has a .358 slugging percentage and has hit 1.00 home runs this season.
Jason Bartlett has missed 32 baseball games, which accounts for his relatively unimpressive total of 43 runs scored and 34 runs batted in.
Jason Bartlett ranks 11th among “everyday shortstops” with an .825 zone rating.
Jason Bartlett ranks 12th among “everyday shortstops“ with 4.22 range factor.
Jason Bartlett ranks 17th among ”everyday shortstops“ with a .969 fielding percentage.
Jason Bartlett scores a minus-1 on the Dewan Plus/Minus fielding system, meaning he has made one fewer play than the average shortstop in baseball this year.
The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America voted Jason Bartlett the Tampa Bay Rays most valuable player in this magical season of 2008.
Your honor. The defense rests.