As the MLB season winds down, MLB fans are trying to find something to talk about, and the AL MVP race is one of the most compelling arguments right now.
Right now, I think 3 guys are worthy enough to bring home the award: Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, and Jose Ramirez.
Mike Trout has been one of the best, if not the best, players in the league upon his arrival in Los Angeles in 2011. He has been named an all-star from 2012-2018 and been named AL MVP twice. Trout has not let up at all this year, batting .309, while hitting 30 home runs, and drawing 99 walks. Trout has drawn the most walks of any MLB players leading to the best on-base percentage in the league (.459). Mike Trout has had another insane year, and he has been a top player in the league since 2012. He also is only 26 years old and has plenty of baseball ahead of him.
In his 5th season, Mookie Betts is having his best season yet. Mookie is batting an insane .341 and has a .428 on-base percentage. Mookie also managed to hit 26 home runs so far. I truly believe Mookie should win MVP if it were to be decided now, he is outplaying Mike Trout and Jose Ramirez. The only behind in home runs, RBIs which is not bad considering he is a leadoff hitter. Not to mention that his team has the best record in baseball. At this point, Mookie Betts is having the best offensive season in the MLB and deserves this AL MVP hardware.
Jose Ramirez is again having another good season. He is not quite on Trout’s or Bett’s level yet only batting .297, but he has hit 33 home runs so far this year. The fact that he has been competing for the most home runs this year helps his case tremendously. To bring home this award Ramirez probably needs to get his batting average into the .300s.
With 2 months left before the end of the regular season, there is a good chance any of these guys could get hot and begin to run away with it.