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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout is basically Michael Jordan in the 1990s. You can justify making him the MVP every year, but it gets boring, I guess. Before Trout, no baseball player had ever finished within the top two in MVP voting in 6 of 7 seasons, per Elias. Should've probably won his first Gold Glove this year, too.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

After a special season for the world champion Red Sox displaying his gifts in every phase of the game, it comes as no surprise that Mookie Betts was rewarded with his first AL MVP award.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Traded to Milwaukee last winter, Christian Yelich helped bring the Brewers to the postseason with an NL Central title in his first 30-homer season and the NL batting title. Now voters have rewarded his breakout season with the NL MVP award, giving him 29 of 30 first-place votes.