Bryce Harper, Josh Donaldson Win NL/AL MVP Awards
The BBWAA has announced that Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals is unanimous National League MVP.
NL MVP: Bryce Harper. Full voting and details: https://t.co/sy4mIJGrFs
— BBWAA (@officialBBWAA) November 19, 2015
And Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays is the winner of the American League MVP.
National League MVP: Bryce Harper
Bryce Harper is the unanimous National League MVP with 30 first place votes. Paul Goldschmidt finished in second with 18 second place votes, followed by Joey Votto and Anthony Rizzo.
Bryce Harper was dominant in 2015 with 42 home runs, a .330 batting average and an 1.109 OPS. There is no question that he should have won the award.
American League MVP:
The writers, unfortunately got it wrong in the American League again. What should be the third MVP for Mike Trout, is instead the first for Josh Donaldson with 23 first place votes.
This is of course not the say that Josh Donaldson didn’t have an incredible season. He finished the 2015 season with 41 home runs, 123 RBI’s, and a .297 batting average.
Mike Trout’s numbers were near identical with a .299 batting average and 41 home runs, but he is of course in a much more pitcher friendly ballpark, in a division full of pitcher friendly ballparks. Apparently the writers still think one player can get you into the playoffs.