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Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP? 

Aaron Hager
Updated July 25, 2019 1.6k votes 130 voters 41 items

List Rules Upvote players on American League teams in 2019 you think are most likely to win MVP

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

The group of candidates for who will win AL MVP in 2019 is full of the usual suspects. The best players in baseball always have a leg up here, and players like Mike Trout, now the highest paid player in baseball history, and Mookie Betts consistently prove why they are often near the top of the MVP vote.

But there are dark-horse candidates as well, with pitchers like the Boston Red Sox's Chris Sale and the Houston Astros' Justin Verlander and sluggers like the New York Yankees' Aaron Judge and Oakland A's Khris Davis in the conversation. Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. could also do some damage when he enters the league.

If you think of a player not listed here who you think has a chance to take home the American League's top honor, feel free to add his name, and keep checking back to see how all your favorites are doing.

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Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Center Fielder

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Vineland, New Jersey

Bats: Right

Teams: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Michael Nelson Trout (born August 7, 1991) is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). Trout is a eight-time MLB All-Star, ...more
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Alex Bregman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Alex Bregman Third baseman, shortstop

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bats: Right

Teams: Houston Astros

Alexander David Bregman (born March 30, 1994) is an American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). As a 16-year-old high school ...more
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Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Pitcher

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Manakin-Sabot, Virginia

Bats: Right

Teams: Houston Astros

Justin Brooks Verlander (born February 20, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the Detroit ...more
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José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Second baseman

Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela

Bats: Right

Teams: Houston Astors

José Carlos Altuve (born May 6, 1990) is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Astros signed Altuve as an amateur ...more
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Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Shortstop

Nationality: Puerto Rican

Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico

Bats: Switch

Teams: Cleveland Indians

Francisco Miguel Lindor (born November 14, 1993), nicknamed "Paquito" and "Mr. Smile", is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the Cleveland Indians of Major ...more
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Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Aaron Judge Right fielder

Birthplace: Linden, California

Bats: Right

Teams: New York Yankees

Aaron James Judge (born April 26, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). Judge was unanimously selected as the American ...more
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George Springer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Outfielder

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New Britain, Connecticut

Bats: Right

Teams: Houston Astros

George Chelston Springer III (born September 19, 1989) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Astros selected Springer in the ...more
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Michael Brantley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Michael Brantley Left Fielder

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Bellevue, Washington

Bats: Left

Teams: Houston Astros

Michael Charles Brantley Jr. (born May 15, 1987) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is the son of former MLB player and ...more
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Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Carlos Correa Shortstop

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Bats: right

Teams: Houston Astros

Carlos Javier Correa Oppenheimer (born September 22, 1994) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Astros selected Correa ...more
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Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Xander Bogaerts Shortstop

Nationality: Aruban

Birthplace: San Nicolas, Aruba

Bats: Right

Teams: Boston Red Sox

Xander Jan Bogaerts (born October 1, 1992) nicknamed The X-Man and Bogey or Bogie, is an Dutch professional baseball shortstop for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the ...more
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Matt Chapman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Third baseman

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Victorville, California

Bats: Right

Teams: Oakland Athletics

Matt James Chapman (born April 28, 1993) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB). In 2018 he won a Fielding Bible Award, Gold ...more
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Didi Gregorius is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Shortstop

Nationality: Dutch

Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bats: Left

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies

Mariekson Julius "Didi" Gregorius, OON (born February 18, 1990), is a Dutch professional baseball shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously ...more
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Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Mookie Betts Right Fielder

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee

Bats: Right

Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers

Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts (born October 7, 1992) is an American professional baseball right fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in ...more
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J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
J. D. Martinez Designated hitter, outfielder

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Miami, Florida

Bats: Right

Teams: Boston Red Sox

Julio Daniel Martinez (born August 21, 1987) is an American professional baseball outfielder and designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in ...more
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Third base

Bats: Right

Teams: Toronto Blue Jays

Vladimir Guerrero Ramos Jr. (born March 16, 1999) is a Canadian–Dominican professional baseball third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is the son of former ...more
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Gary Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Catcher

Nationality: Dominican

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic

Bats: Right

Teams: New York Yankees

Gary Sánchez (born December 2, 1992), is a Dominican professional baseball catcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Yankees in 2015. ...more
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Shohei Ohtani is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Pitcher, Designated hitter

Nationality: Japan

Birthplace: Mizusawa, Iwate

Bats: Left-handed

Teams: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Shohei Ohtani (born July 5, 1994) is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher and designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the ...more
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Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
voting closed at #25 Pitcher

Nationality: American

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Bats: Left

Teams: Chicago White Sox

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Dallas Keuchel (/ˈkaɪkəl/, KY-kəl; born January 1, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the ...more
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Whit Merrifield is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Second baseman, Outfielder

Nationality: American

Birthplace: Advance, North Carolina

Bats: Right

Teams: Kansas City Royals

Whitley David Merrifield (born January 24, 1989) is an American professional baseball second baseman and right fielder for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Merrifield ...more
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Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Pitcher

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Lakeland, Florida

Bats: Left

Teams: Boston Red Sox

Christopher Allen Sale (born March 30, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Chicago White ...more
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Khris Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Left fielder, Designated hitter

Nationality: American

Birthplace: Lakewood, California

Bats: Right

Teams: Oakland Athletics

Khristopher Adrian Davis (born December 21, 1987), nicknamed “Khrush”, is an American professional baseball left fielder and designated hitter for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball ...more
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Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Right fielder / Designated hitter

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Birthplace: Las Matas de Santa Cruz, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic

Bats: Right-handed

Teams: Minnesota Twins

Nelson Ramón Cruz Martínez (born July 1, 1980) is a Dominican-American professional baseball right fielder and designated hitter for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball ...more
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Luis Severino is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Pitcher

Nationality: Dominican

Birthplace: Sabana de la Mar, Dominican Republic

Bats: Right

Teams: New York Yankees

Luis Severino (born February 20, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his Major League debut in 2015. After a rough ...more
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Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
Outfielder, Designated hitter

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Panorama City, California

Bats: Right

Teams: New York Yankees

Giancarlo Cruz Michael Stanton (born November 8, 1989), formerly known as Mike Stanton, is an American outfielder and designated hitter for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). ...more
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José Abreu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
First baseman, designated hitter

Bats: Right

Teams: Chicago White Sox

José Dariel Abreu Correa (born January 29, 1987) is a Cuban-born professional baseball first baseman for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played in the Cuban ...more