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Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?

Updated February 10, 2020 • 3:30pm PST 1.9k votes 105 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 National League, that means young stars like Ronald Acuna Jr. and Juan Soto, as well as established veterans such as Paul Goldschmidt and Manny Machado.

Former NL MVP winners like Bryce Harper, Christian Yelich, and Kris Bryant will all be a major part of the National League 2020 MVP race, as well as newcomer to the NL Mookie Betts, who previously won an MVP award while in the American League.

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

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    Javier Báez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Javier Báez

    Shortstop, Second baseman

    TeamsChicago Cubs

    Last season's stats: 4.8 WAR, 149 hits, 29 HR, .281 BA, 85 RBI

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    Willson Contreras is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Willson Contreras

    Catcher, Leftfielder

    TeamsChicago Cubs

    Last season's stats: 3.1 WAR, 98 hits, 24 HR, .272 BA, 64 RBI

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    Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Kris Bryant

    Third baseman, Outfielder

    TeamsChicago Cubs

    Last season's stats: 3.6 WAR, 153 hits, 31 HR, .282 BA, 77 RBI

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    Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Anthony Rizzo

    First baseman

    TeamsChicago Cubs

    Last season's stats: 3.9 WAR, 150 hits, 27 HR, .293 BA, 94 RBI

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    Kyle Schwarber is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Kyle Schwarber

    Leftfielder

    TeamsChicago Cubs

    Last season's stats: 2.3 WAR, 132 hits, 38 HR, .250 BA, 92 RBI

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    Ronald Acuna Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    TeamsAtlanta Braves

    Last season's stats:  5.5 WAR, 175 hits, 41 HR, .280 BA, 101 RBI

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    Christian Yelich is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    TeamsMilwaukee Brewers

    Last season's stats: 7.1 WAR, 161 hits, 44 HR, .329 BA, 97 RBI

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    Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Mookie Betts

    Right Fielder

    TeamsLos Angeles Dodgers

    Last season's stats: 6.8 WAR, 176 hits, 29 HR, .295 BA, 80 RBI

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    Cody Bellinger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Cody Bellinger

    First baseman, outfielder

    TeamsLos Angeles Dodgers

    Last season's stats: 9.0 WAR, 170 hits, 47 HR, .305 BA, 115 RBI

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    Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Nolan Arenado

    Third baseman

    TeamsColorado Rockies

    Last season's stats: 5.7 WAR, 185 hits, 41 HR, .315 BA, 118 RBI

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    Fernando Tatis Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    TeamsSan Diego Padres

    Last season's stats: 4. WAR, 106 hits, 22 HR, .317 BA, 53 RBI

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    Trevor Story is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Trevor Story

    Shortstop

    TeamsColorado Rockies

    Last season's stats: 6.4 WAR, 173 hits, 35 HR, .294 BA, 85 RBI

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    Juan Soto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Juan Soto

    Outfielder

    TeamsWashington Nationals

    Last season's stats: 4.7 WAR, 153 hits, 34 HR, .282 BA, 110 RBI

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    Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Freddie Freeman

    First baseman

    TeamsAtlanta Braves

    Last season's stats: 4.4 WAR, 176 hits, 38 HR, .295 BA, 121 RBI

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    Trea Turner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Trea Turner

    Shortstop, Centerfield

    TeamsWashington Nationals

    Last season's stats: 2.4 WAR, 155 hits, 19 HR, .298 BA, 57 RBI

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    Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Manny Machado

    Shortstop, Third baseman

    TeamsSan Diego Padres

    Last season's stats: 3.1 WAR, 150 hits, 32 HR, .256 BA, 85 RBI

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    Charlie Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Charlie Blackmon

    Outfielder

    TeamsColorado Rockies

    Last season's stats: 2.3 WAR, 182 hits, 32 HR, .314 BA, 86 RBI

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    Starling Marte is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Starling Marte

    Center Fielder

    TeamsArizona Diamondbacks

    Last season's stats: 2.9 WAR, 159 hits, 23 HR, .295 BA, 82 RBI

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    Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Bryce Harper

    Right fielder

    TeamsPhiladelphia Phillies

    Last season's stats: 4.2 WAR, 149 hits, 35 HR, .260 BA, 114 RBI

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    Pete Alonso is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Pete Alonso

    First baseman

    TeamsNew York Mets

    Last season's stats: 5.0 WAR, 155 hits, 53 HR, .260 BA, 120 RBI

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    Ozzie Albies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Ozzie Albies

    Second Baseman

    TeamsAtlanta Braves

    Last season's stats: 4.8 WAR, 189 hits, 24 HR, .295 BA, 86 RBI

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    Keston Hiura is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Keston Hiura

    Second Baseman

    Last season's stats: 2.1 WAR, 95 hits, 19 HR, .303 BA, 49 RBI

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    Ketel Marte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Ketel Marte

    Shortstop, Second Baseman

    Last season's stats: 6.9 WAR, 187 hits, 32 HR, .329 BA, 92 RBI

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    Corey Seager is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Corey Seager

    Shortstop

    TeamsLos Angeles Dodgers

    Last season's stats: 4.0 WAR, 133 hits, 19 HR, .272 BA, 87 RBI

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    Victor Robles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 National League MVP Award?
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    Victor Robles

    Outfielder

    Last season's stats: 4.1 WAR, 139 hits, 17 HR, .255 BA, 65 RBI

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