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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.

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

    Center Fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceVineland, New Jersey

    BatsRight

    TeamsLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Michael Nelson Trout (born August 7, 1991) is an American professional baseball center fielder... more on Wikipedia
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    Alex Bregman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceManakin-Sabot, Virginia

    BatsRight

    TeamsHouston Astros

    Justin Brooks Verlander (born February 20, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher... more on Wikipedia
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    José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    NationalityPuerto Rico

    BirthplaceCaguas, Puerto Rico

    BatsSwitch

    TeamsCleveland Indians

    Francisco Miguel Lindor (born November 14, 1993), nicknamed "Paquito" and "Mr. Smile", is a... more on Wikipedia
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    Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • 7
    George Springer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    George Springer

    Outfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceNew Britain, Connecticut

    BatsRight

    TeamsHouston Astros

    George Chelston Springer III (born September 19, 1989) is an American professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Michael Brantley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Didi Gregorius is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    NationalityNetherlands

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    BatsLeft

    TeamsPhiladelphia Phillies

    Mariekson Julius "Didi" Gregorius, OON (born February 18, 1990), is a Dutch professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Matt Chapman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    Mookie Betts

    Right Fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee

    BatsRight

    TeamsLos Angeles Dodgers

    Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts (born October 7, 1992) is an American professional baseball right... more on Wikipedia
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    J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    BatsRight

    TeamsToronto Blue Jays

    Vladimir Guerrero Ramos Jr. (born March 16, 1999) is a Canadian–Dominican professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Gary Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    BatsLeft

    TeamsChicago White Sox

    SIGNED WITH ATLANTA BRAVES IN NL

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    Shohei Ohtani is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Whit Merrifield is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Luis Severino is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Khris Davis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    José Abreu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League MVP?
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    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 on Wikipedia
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