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Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?

Updated February 10, 2020 • 3:31pm PST 529 votes 49 voters47 items

While everyone in baseball wants to win a World Series, the best players in the league will all be competing for the 2020 MVP award. In the American League, that means young stars like Gleyber Torres and Vladimir Guerrero Jr., as well as established veterans such as D.J. LeMahieu and Matt Chapman.

Former AL MVP winners like Jose Altuve, Josh Donaldson, and three-time winner Mike Trout will all be a major part of the American League 2020 MVP race, as well as newcomer to the AL Anthony Rendon, who previously was a finalist for the MVP award while in the National League.

So check out this list of some of the best players in the American League, and vote up the stars you think have the best odds of being named the AL's most valuable player of 2020.

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  • 1
    Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    Mike Trout

    Center Fielder

    TeamsLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Last season's stats: 8.3 WAR, 137 hits, 45 HR, .291 BA, 104 RBI

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  • 2
    Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    Aaron Judge

    Right fielder

    TeamsNew York Yankees

    Last season's stats: 5.4 WAR, 103 hits, 27 HR, .272 BA, 55 RBI

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    Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    TeamsCleveland Indians

    Last season's stats: 4.7 WAR, 170 hits, 32 HR, .284 BA, 74 RBI

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    Yoan Moncada is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    Yoan Moncada

    Second Baseman, Third Baseman

    TeamsChicago White Sox

    Last season's stats: 4.6 WAR, 161 hits, 25 HR, .315 BA, 79 RBI

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    Rafael Devers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    Rafael Devers

    Third Baseman

    TeamsBoston Red Sox

    Last season's stats: 5.3 WAR, 201 hits, 32 HR, .311 BA, 115 RBI

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    Gleyber Torres is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    Gleyber Torres

    Second baseman, shortstop

    TeamsNew York Yankees

    Last season's stats: 3.9 WAR, 152 hits, 38 HR, .278 BA, 90 RBI

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    Gary Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    TeamsNew York Yankees

    Last season's stats: 3.1 WAR, 92 hits, 34 HR, .232 BA, 77 RBI

  • 8
    Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    Giancarlo Stanton

    Outfielder, Designated hitter

    TeamsNew York Yankees

    Last season's stats: 0.4 WAR, 17 hits, 3 HR, .288 BA, 13 RBI

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    Eloy Jimenez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    Eloy Jimenez

    Outfielder

    TeamsChicago White Sox

    Last season's stats: 1.4 WAR, 125 hits, 31 HR, .267 BA, 79 RBI

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    Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    Edwin Encarnacion

    Designated hitter / First baseman

    TeamsChicago White Sox

    Last season's stats: 2.7 WAR, 102 hits, 34 HR, .244 BA, 86 RBI

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    Matt Chapman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    Matt Chapman

    Third baseman

    TeamsOakland Athletics

    Last season's stats: 6.7 WAR, 145 hits, 36 HR, .249 BA, 91 RBI

  • 12
    Matt Olson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    Matt Olson

    First Baseman, Rightfielder

    TeamsOakland Athletics

    Last season's stats: 5.1 WAR, 129 hits, 36 HR, .267 BA, 91 RBI

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    J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    J. D. Martinez

    Designated hitter, outfielder

    TeamsBoston Red Sox

    Last season's stats: 3.3 WAR, 175 hits, 36 HR, .304 BA, 105 RBI

  • 14
    Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    Nelson Cruz

    Right fielder / Designated hitter

    TeamsMinnesota Twins

    Last season's stats: 4.3 WAR, 141 hits, 41 HR, .311 BA, 108 RBI

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    D. J. LeMahieu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
    7
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    TeamsNew York Yankees

    Last season's stats: 6.0WAR, 197 hits, 26 HR, .327 BA, 102 RBI

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    Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?

    TeamsToronto Blue Jays

    Last season's stats: 2.1 WAR, 126 hits, 15 HR, .272 BA, 69 RBI

  • 17
    Max Kepler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    Max Kepler

    Rightfielder

    TeamsMinnesota Twins

    Last season's stats: 4.0 WAR, 132 hits, 36 HR, .252 BA, 90 RBI

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    José Abreu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
    5
    5

    José Abreu

    First baseman, designated hitter

    TeamsChicago White Sox

    Last season's stats: 2.4 WAR, 180 hits, 33 HR, .284 BA, 123 RBI

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    Jorge Soler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    Jorge Soler

    Outfielder

    TeamsKansas City Royals

    Last season's stats: 3.7 WAR, 156 hits, 48 HR, .265 BA, 117 RBI

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    Anthony Rendon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    Anthony Rendon

    Third baseman

    TeamsLos Angeles Angels

    Last season's stats: 6.3 WAR, 174 hits, 34 HR, .319 BA, 126 RBI

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  • 21
    Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    Xander Bogaerts

    Shortstop

    TeamsBoston Red Sox

    Last season's stats: 5.2 WAR, 190 hits, 33 HR, .309 BA, 117 RBI

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    José Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    José Ramírez

    Third Baseman, Second Baseman

    TeamsCleveland Indians

    Last season's stats: 3.3 WAR, 123 hits, 23 HR, .255 BA, 83 RBI

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    Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    Josh Donaldson

    Third baseman

    TeamsMinnesota Twins

    Last season's stats: 6.1 WAR, 142 hits, 37 HR, .256 BA, 94 RBI

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    Austin Meadows is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?
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    Austin Meadows

    Outfielder

    TeamsTampa Bay Rays

    Last season's stats: 3.8 WAR, 154 hits, 33 HR, .291 BA, 89 RBI

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    Adalberto Mondesi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?

    TeamsKansas City Royals

    Last season's stats: 2.6 WAR, 109 hits, 9 HR, .263 BA, 62 RBI

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