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Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?  

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List Rules Whether they lead in homers or were the ultimate defensive players this year, who do you think will be named the NL MVP in 2018?

As the 2018 MLB season makes its way through the second half, it's time to start making your NL MVP predictions. Each season, baseball's top players prove themselves likely candidates for the prestigious award, whether that be league veterans or even rookies. No matter their time in the league, however, MVP contenders must contribute both offensively and defensively, knocking in runs and making plays on the field. Of all the potential players, who will win the NL MVP Award for the 2018 season?

While there are certainly some familiar faces in the National League MVP race this season, Freddie Freeman has proved himself a likely candidate, as well as one of the best first basemen in the MLB. Other potential NL MVPs include the 2018 Home Run Derby champ Bryce Harper, young star Ozzie Albies, and the versatile Javier Báez, among other top hitters and defensive players. In short, it's going to be an interesting finish to the season, but who do you think posted the numbers to take the NL MVP Award in 2018?

Check out the list of 2018 NL MVP contenders below and cast your votes for the players you think will take it home this season. While you're at it, make your picks for the 2018 American League MVP

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Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
Atlanta Braves
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Nick Markakis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
Baltimore Orioles
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Javier Báez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
Chicago Cubs
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Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
Colorado Rockies
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Ozzie Albies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
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Christian Yelich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
Milwaukee Brewers
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Ben Zobrist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
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Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
St. Louis Cardinals
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Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
Chicago Cubs
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Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
Chicago Cubs
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Charlie Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
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Starlin Castro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
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Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
Philadelphia Phillies
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Brandon Belt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
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Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
Cincinnati Reds
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Scooter Gennett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
Cincinatti Reds
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Corey Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
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Matt Kemp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
Los Angeles Dodgers
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Albert Almora is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
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Jose Martinez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
José Martínez San Diego Padres
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Lorenzo Cain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
Milwaukee Brewers
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J.T. Realmuto is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
Philadelphia Phillies
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Eugenio Suarez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
Eugenio Suárez
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Trevor Story is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
Colorado Rockies
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Brian Anderson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NL MVP Award?
Kansas City Royals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians