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Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?

Updated July 25, 2019 2.3k votes 130 voters41 items

List RulesUpvote 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.

  • Mike Trout1
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    Mike Trout

    Center Fielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceVineland, New Jersey

    BatsRight

    TeamsLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Michael Nelson Trout (born August 7, 1991) is an American professional baseball center fielder...  more
  • Alex Bregman2
    58
    37

    Alex Bregman

    Third baseman, shortstop

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    BatsRight

    TeamsHouston Astros

    Alexander David Bregman (born March 30, 1994) is an American professional baseball third...  more
  • Justin Verlander3
    51
    38

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceManakin-Sabot, Virginia

    BatsRight

    TeamsHouston Astros

    Justin Brooks Verlander (born February 20, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher...  more
  • José Altuve4
    51
    40

    José Altuve

    Second baseman

    NationalityVenezuelan

    BirthplaceMaracay, Venezuela

    BatsRight

    TeamsHouston Astors

    José Carlos Altuve (born May 6, 1990) is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman for...  more
  • Francisco Lindor5
    37
    27

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    BirthplaceCaguas, Puerto Rico

    BatsSwitch

    TeamsCleveland Indians

    Francisco Miguel Lindor (born November 14, 1993), nicknamed "Paquito" and "Mr. Smile", is a...  more
  • Aaron Judge6
    39
    37

    Aaron Judge

    Right fielder

    BirthplaceLinden, California

    BatsRight

    TeamsNew York Yankees

    Aaron James Judge (born April 26, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder for...  more
  • George Springer7
    33
    34

    George Springer

    Outfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceNew Britain, Connecticut

    BatsRight

    TeamsHouston Astros

    George Chelston Springer III (born September 19, 1989) is an American professional baseball...  more
  • Michael Brantley8
    30
    33

    Michael Brantley

    Left Fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBellevue, Washington

    BatsLeft

    TeamsHouston Astros

    Michael Charles Brantley Jr. (born May 15, 1987) is an American professional baseball...  more
  • Didi Gregorius9
    23
    24

    NationalityNetherlands

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    BatsLeft

    TeamsPhiladelphia Phillies

    Mariekson Julius "Didi" Gregorius, OON (born February 18, 1990), is a Dutch professional...  more
  • Xander Bogaerts10
    29
    32

    Xander Bogaerts

    Shortstop

    NationalityAruba

    BirthplaceOranjestad, Aruba

    BatsRight

    TeamsBoston Red Sox

    Xander Jan Bogaerts (born October 1, 1992) nicknamed The X-Man and Bogey or Bogie, is an Dutch...  more
  • Matt Chapman11
    28
    31

    Matt Chapman

    Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceVictorville, California

    BatsRight

    TeamsOakland Athletics

    Matt James Chapman (born April 28, 1993) is an American professional baseball third baseman...  more
  • Carlos Correa12
    35
    42

    Carlos Correa

    Shortstop

    NationalityPuerto Rican

    BirthplaceSanta Isabel, Puerto Rico

    Batsright

    TeamsHouston Astros

    Carlos Javier Correa Oppenheimer (born September 22, 1994) is a Puerto Rican professional...  more
  • Mookie Betts13
    35
    45

    Mookie Betts

    Right Fielder

    BatsRight

    TeamsLos Angeles Dodgers

    Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts (born October 7, 1992) is an American professional baseball right...  more
  • J. D. Martinez14
    29
    40

    J. D. Martinez

    Designated hitter, outfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    BatsRight

    TeamsBoston Red Sox

    Julio Daniel Martinez (born August 21, 1987) is an American professional baseball outfielder...  more
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr.15
    26
    37

    BatsRight

    TeamsToronto Blue Jays

    Vladimir Guerrero Ramos Jr. (born March 16, 1999) is a Canadian–Dominican professional...  more
  • Gary Sánchez16
    22
    32

    NationalityDominican

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    BatsRight

    TeamsNew York Yankees

    Gary Sánchez (born December 2, 1992), is a Dominican professional baseball catcher for the New...  more
  • Dallas Keuchel17
    24
    35

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    BatsLeft

    TeamsChicago White Sox

    SIGNED WITH ATLANTA BRAVES IN NL

    Dallas Keuchel (/ˈkaɪkəl/, KY-kəl; born January 1, 1988) is an American professional baseball...  more
  • Shohei Ohtani18
    26
    39

    Shohei Ohtani

    Pitcher, Designated hitter

    NationalityJapan

    BirthplaceMizusawa, Iwate

    BatsLeft-handed

    TeamsLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Shohei Ohtani (born July 5, 1994) is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher and designated...  more
  • Whit Merrifield19
    22
    33

    Whit Merrifield

    Second baseman, Outfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceAdvance, North Carolina

    BatsRight

    TeamsKansas City Royals

    Whitley David Merrifield (born January 24, 1989) is an American professional baseball second...  more
  • Chris Sale20
    22
    35

    Chris Sale

    Pitcher

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceLakeland, Florida

    BatsLeft

    TeamsBoston Red Sox

    Christopher Allen Sale (born March 30, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for...  more
  • Luis Severino21
    16
    27

    NationalityDominican

    BirthplaceSabana de la Mar, Dominican Republic

    BatsRight

    TeamsNew York Yankees

    Luis Severino (born February 20, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the...  more
  • Khris Davis22
    23
    39

    Khris Davis

    Left fielder, Designated hitter

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceLakewood, California

    BatsRight

    TeamsOakland Athletics

    Khristopher Adrian Davis (born December 21, 1987), nicknamed “Khrush”, is an American...  more
  • Nelson Cruz23
    18
    31

    Nelson Cruz

    Right fielder / Designated hitter

    NationalityDominican Republic

    BirthplaceMonte Cristi, Dominican Republic

    BatsRight-handed

    TeamsMinnesota Twins

    Nelson Ramón Cruz Martínez (born July 1, 1980) is a Dominican-American professional baseball...  more
  • Giancarlo Stanton24
    22
    37

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Outfielder, Designated hitter

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplacePanorama City, Los Angeles, California

    BatsRight

    TeamsNew York Yankees

    Giancarlo Cruz Michael Stanton (born November 8, 1989), formerly known as Mike Stanton, is an...  more
  • José Abreu25
    14
    27

    José Abreu

    First baseman, designated hitter

    BatsRight

    TeamsChicago White Sox

    José Dariel Abreu Correa (born January 29, 1987) is a Cuban-born professional baseball first...  more