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The American League MVP vote would be interesting this year. Can Trout’s injury clear the way for DJ LeMahieu or even Alex Bregman to win the award?
Without even playing another game mike Trout must be regarded as the frontrunner to become called American League MVP. He leads the league in home runs, is now only one of four gamers from the American League with at least 100 runs scored and 100 RBI and he also leads the league with a 1.083 On-base Plus Slugging (OPS) and 8.3 Wins Above Replacement (WAR).
Trout’s closest contest from the American League MVP race will be Alex Bregman of the Astros, that will finish with runs scored and RBIs. His .998 On-base Plus Slugging (OPS) is adequate but far behind Trout’s 1.083 along with Bregman’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) is unlikely to pass on the 8.3 Wins Above Replacement (WAR) out of Mike Trout.
Because the Astros will make the postseason while the Angels weren’t going to make that, even if Trout didn’t get hurt, bregman will find some recognition.
DJ LeMahieu has been the MVP for a Yankees team that could finish the season with the best record in the majors. As of this writing, LeMahieu is second in the American League with a .328 batting average, sixth with 103 runs scored, has career-highs with 24 home runs and 93 RBIs but unless he has an explosive end along with the Yankees secure the very best record in the league, even Trout has a significant edge .
Trout has finished in American League MVP voting in each of the previous seven seasons, he also won the award and finished next four times, such as last year as the reverted to Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts.
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