MVP is always one of things that people are waiting for, it’s about your favorite players reach one of their achievements in their career. Also, you need to get ready for early betting odds and favorites for AL and NL MVP.
Who Won in 2020
The 2020 MLB season was unlike any other. With no fans in attendance, it was a rather strange scene at the ballpark. The MVP race is always deep as the MLB is flooded with highly talented players, but in 2020 the AL and NL MVPs weren’t the players everyone expected. White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu won AL MVP beating out Jose Ramirez and D.J. Lemahieu and Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman won the NL MVP. Abreu is plus 2,500 to win AL MVP while Freeman is currently plus 1,200 to repeat as NL MVP.
AL MVP Favorites
Mike Trout (+300)
Every year Mike Trout’s name is at the top of the list for MVP. As one of the best five-tool players the game has ever seen, Trout had a bit of a down year for his standards but still finished top 5 in MVP voting. No matter what, Trout remains the top favorite for MVP this season.
Alex Bregman (+1100)
The Houston Astros lineup will be looking very different after the departure of outfielder George Springer. With Springer on the Blue Jays, the Astros will be looking for Bregman to step up big and pick up lost production. Bregman struggled in 2020 batting .242 in wake of the Astros sign-stealing scandal. A bounce-back season for Bregman will be key to the Astros and his chances to win MVP.
Aaron Judge (+1300)
Aaron Judge is one of the best players on the Yankee’s dangerous lineup. Judge has struggled recently with injuries but when healthy performs at a high level. Judge is the main power bat of the Yankees lineup and he is due for a big year.
Jose Ramirez (+1300)
Jose Ramirez finished second in the AL MVP standings a year ago. Ramirez had 64 hits, 17 home runs, and batted .292 on the year. The Indians traded fellow all-star infielder, shortstop Francisco Lindor to the New York Mets. Ramirez is the clear best offensive player on the Indians and will need to carry their offense.
Mookie Betts (+850)
After being traded by the Red Sox to the Dodgers, Betts picked up right where he left off. Betts finished second in the NL MVP voting and won the 2020 MLB World Series. Betts batted .292 with 64 hits in 2020.
Juan Soto (+850)
Juan Soto is one of the next great young players in the MLB and will be around here for a long time. Soto batted .351 last season and is the best batter that the Washington Nationals have.
Cody Bellinger (+900)
Like Aaron Judge on the New York Yankees, Cody Bellinger is a premier outfielder with a big bat on a very good team. Bellinger might be overshadowed by Mookie Betts, but we cannot forget about his talent. Bellinger totaled 12 home runs in a short season due to the pandemic.
Fernando Tatis Jr. (950)
Fernando Tatis has emerged as one of the most electrifying stars in the game today. After batting .277 with 17 home runs, Tatis brings power and flare to the Padres lineup. Tatis Jr. made a name for himself last postseason and has high expectations coming into the 2021 season. Tatis Jr. was named the cover athlete for MLB The Show 21.
Long Shots to Keep an Eye On
Vladamir Guerrero Jr. (+2500)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is one of the most powerful hitters in all of the MLB. Guerrero Jr. has only been in the league for two years and will most likely be batting cleanup in a very strong lineup. Guerrero Jr. should put up some big numbers in 2021.
Christian Yelich (+1200)
After winning an MVP 2018 and batting above .325 the past two seasons Christian Yelich struggled greatly in 2020. Yelich batted a career-low .205. Don’t expect Yelich to struggle like he did last season again.