Giancarlo Stanton & Joey Votto had a very close vote for NL MVP in 2017. Each player received 10 of the 30 first place votes and Stanton had just 2 more points to win the NL MVP award for first time in his MLB career.
Kris Bryant did receive one first place vote and collected 132 points to finish 7th in the voting.
Anthony Rizzo earned 17 points and finished 13th in the voting.
Chicago Cubs Most Valuable Player Award Winners
2016 Kris Bryant
Bryant won the Rookie of the Year award in 2015. He becomes the first Cubs player to win both Rookie of the Year and MVP. He's the 4th MLB player of all time to win Rookie of the Year and MVP in their first 2 seasons.Ryne Sandberg
Anthony Rizzo finished 4th in the NL MVP voting in 2016
Anthony Rizzo finished 4th in the NL MVP voting in 2015
Jake Arrieta finished 6th in the NL MVP voting in 2015
Anthony Rizzo finished 10th in the NL MVP voting in 2014
Derrek Lee finished 9th in the NL MVP voting in 2009
Aramis Ramirez finished 10th in the NL MVP voting in 2008
Derrek Lee finished 3rd in the NL MVP voting in 2005
Hall of Fame Cubs, No MVP's
Fergie Jenkins was 7th in 1971. Fergie did take home the Cy Young award in 1971
Ron Santo had solid showings in the MVP race in both 1967 and 1969 finishing 4th in the voting in 1967 and 5th in the voting in 1969
It seems rather fitting that the low key go about his job type of player like Billy Williams came ever so close to taking home MVP honors in both 1970 and 1972 finishing second both years to eventual Hall of Fame catcher, Johnny Bench.