As the 2015 regular season is coming to an end and we all gear up for yet another great postseason, where legends are made, and many tears will be shed, we also have to get ready to see who the MVP’s will be in each talented league.
For the American League, Josh Donaldson is my front runner. If it wasn’t for him, I don’t think the Blue Jays would be saying they came in first place in their heavy-powered division. His 41 home runs, 123 RBI’s, and batting average just below .300, you have to believe there is no one else in the American League that is even comparable to Donaldson’s 2015 season. You can say that Chris Davis, Nelson Cruz, and even Miguel Cabrera can be mentioned in the MVP race. But Davis and Cruz weren’t really consistent in the big three categories (batting average, home runs, and runs batted in). Also, Cabrera was injured for some of the season, so I believe he is out of contention. For what Donaldson did for the city of Toronto and the numbers he put up, there is no question in my mind that he will be smiling to the cameras with the MVP trophy in his hand.
Now for the National league, there are a couple names to be talked about. I will first mention the player I think should get the award, and that’s Bryce Harper. Granted that the Washington Nationals don’t have a lot to smile about after this season’s meltdown, Harper was the fan favorite down in D.C. Before this season began, many sport writers believed that he was one of the most overrated players in all of Major League Baseball.
Let’s just say he proved them wrong.
His .331 batting average, 42 dingers, and 99 RBI’s was the only constant offensive power the Nationals had all year.
One other player you should think about spoiling Harper’s MVP parade is Colorado Rockies’s third basemen Nolan Arenado. He exploded with 42 home runs and a Major League leading 130 RBI’s with a .287 batting average. No one really knows about his career year because his team was in the basement of their division.
So there are my predictions. Love em’, hate em’, disagree with em’? Feel free to comment back and share your opinions!