Ryan Braun is second to Buster Posey in the MVP balloting

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun will not earn a second consecutive National League MVP award.

The MVP balloting tallied on Thursday, November 15th shows Braun earned 285 votes. That's far short of Buster Posey's 422 votes earned.

Posey, a catcher for the San Francisco Giants, received 27 of 32 first-place votes.

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen was third with 245 points overall.

Braun had a .319 batting average in the 2012 season. He had 191 hits, 41 homeruns, 108 runs and 112 RBIs. He also hit his 1000th career hit in a game against the Cincinnati Reds back on July 20th.

Braun won the NL MVP honor in 2011 after helping lead the Brewers to their first division title in nearly 30 years.

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