MLB Awards

AL MVP: Aaron Judge, RF, Yankees

Despite not even being ensured a starting spot in right field at the start of spring training, Judge put up a mammoth season. He led all of MLB with 8.2 fWAR, raked to the tune of 52 dingers, a .430 wOBA, and a 173 wRC+. That, along with his plus defense in the outfield edges out the MVP over Jose Altuve, who was dominant in his own right.

NL MVP: Joey Votto, 1B, Reds

The NL MVP race this year was a dead heat. Charlie Blackmon, Giancarlo Stanton, Nolan Arenado, and my choice for the award, Votto, are all fine picks. But yet again, Votto backed up his status as the best hitter in baseball. He slashed an absurd .320/.454/.578, racked up a .428 Weighted On Base Average (no park adjustment), a 165 wRC+ and 168 OPS+ (both park adjusted).

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