NEWS
10/03/2011 02:04 EDT | Updated 12/03/2011 05:12 EST

Jose Bautista, Joey Votto once again nominated for Hank Aaron Award

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista has once again been nominated for the Hank Aaron Award as baseball's most outstanding offensive performer.

Bautista shared the award last year with Toronto native Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds, who is also nominated again.

The award is voted on by fans and a panel of Hall of Fame players including Hank Aaron, Roberto Alomar, Joe Morgan, Tony Gwynn, Paul Molitor, Willie McCovey, Billy Williams and Robin Yount.

Bautista finished the regular season leading the majors in home runs for the second consecutive year. The Jays star drove in 43 homers, while batting .302 with 103 RBIs.

Votto, meanwhile, batted .309 with 29 homers and 103 RBIs.

One player from each of the 30 clubs was nominated. Voting began Monday and concludes Sunday, with a winner from both the American and National Leagues to be announced during the World Series.