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Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP? 

Aaron Hager
Updated October 4, 2019 2.6k votes 182 voters 47 items

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

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

The race for 2019 National League MVP is stacked. With Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto jumping ship to the Philadelphia Phillies, and Manny Machado coming over to the NL on one of the biggest contracts in baseball history from the San Diego Padres, the uniformas will look unfamiliar but the players won't.

Paul Goldschmidt, now with the St. Louis Cardinals, is a perrenial contender, the Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich is the defending NL MVP, and you can't leave out some of the top pitchers in baseball, including the New York Mets' Jacob deGrom, the Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, and the Washington Nationals' one-two punch of Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg.

Vote for your favorites. Vote down the players you think have no shot. And add the NL MVP candidates you don't see already listed here.

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Christian Yelich is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
Outfielder

Nationality: American

Birthplace: Thousand Oaks, California

Bats: Left

Teams: Milwaukee Brewers

Christian Stephen Yelich (born December 5, 1991) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Miami ...more
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Cody Bellinger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
First baseman, outfielder

Birthplace: Scottsdale, Arizona

Bats: Left

Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers

Cody James Bellinger (born July 13, 1995) is an American professional baseball first baseman and outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was named an All-Star ...more
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Ronald Acuna Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
Outfielder

Bats: Right

Teams: Atlanta Braves

Ronald José Acuña Blanco Jr. (born December 18, 1997) is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut ...more
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Anthony Rendon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
Third baseman

Nationality: American

Birthplace: Richmond, Texas

Bats: Right

Teams: Los Angeles Angels

Anthony Michael Rendon (born June 6, 1990) is an American baseball third baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Washington ...more
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Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
First baseman

Nationality: American

Birthplace: Fountain Valley, California

Bats: Left

Teams: Atlanta Braves

Frederick Charles Freeman (born September 12, 1989) is a Canadian-American professional baseball first baseman for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has been with the Braves ...more
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Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
Third baseman

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Newport Beach, California

Bats: Right

Teams: Colorado Rockies

Nolan James Arenado (born April 16, 1991) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Rockies in ...more
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Javier Báez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
Javier Báez Shortstop, Second baseman

Nationality: Puerto Rican

Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Bats: Right

Teams: Chicago Cubs

Ednel Javier Báez (born December 1, 1992), nicknamed "El Mago" (Spanish for "The Magician"), is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop and second baseman for ...more
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Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
Pitcher

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: St. Louis, Chesterfield, Missouri

Bats: Right-handed

Teams: Washington Nationals

Maxwell M. Scherzer (born July 27, 1984), nicknamed Mad Max, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut as a ...more
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Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
Pitcher

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Bats: Left-handed

Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers

Clayton Edward Kershaw (born March 19, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). A left-handed starting pitcher, Kershaw has ...more
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Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
Jacob deGrom Pitcher

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: DeLand, Florida

Bats: Left

Teams: New York Mets

Jacob Anthony deGrom (born June 19, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). Prior to playing professionally, deGrom attended ...more
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Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
Third baseman, Outfielder

Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada

Bats: Right

Teams: Chicago Cubs

Kristopher Lee Bryant (born January 4, 1992) is an American professional baseball third baseman and outfielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). Prior to playing ...more
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Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
Pitcher

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: San Diego, California

Bats: Right-handed

Teams: Washington Nationals

Stephen James Strasburg (born July 20, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Strasburg was selected by Washington with ...more
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Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
First baseman

Nationality: American

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware

Bats: Right

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals

Paul Edward Goldschmidt (born September 10, 1987), nicknamed "Goldy", is an American professional baseball first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He ...more
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Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
Shortstop, Third baseman

Birthplace: Miami, Florida

Bats: Right

Teams: San Diego Padres

Manuel Arturo Machado (born July 6, 1992) is a Dominican-American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). Very highly recruited ...more
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Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
Third baseman

Nationality: American

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Bats: Right

Teams: Minnesota Twins

Joshua Adam Donaldson (born December 8, 1985) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Oakland ...more
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Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
First baseman

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Parkland, Florida

Bats: Left

Teams: Chicago Cubs

Anthony Vincent Rizzo (born August 8, 1989) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the San Diego ...more
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Corey Seager is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
Shortstop

Nationality: American

Bats: Left

Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers

Corey Drew Seager (born April 27, 1994) is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Dodgers selected Seager in the first round ...more
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J.T. Realmuto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
Catcher

Nationality: American

Birthplace: Del City, Oklahoma, USA

Bats: Right

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies

Jacob Tyler Realmuto (born March 18, 1991) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Florida Marlins selected Realmuto in the ...more
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Trevor Story is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
Shortstop

Birthplace: Irving, Texas

Bats: Right

Teams: Colorado Rockies

Trevor John Story (born November 15, 1992) is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2016. On April 8, ...more
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Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
Right fielder

Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada

Bats: Left

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies

Bryce Aron Max Harper (born October 16, 1992) is an American professional baseball right fielder for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played in MLB for the Washington ...more
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Justin Turner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
Third baseman

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Long Beach, California

Bats: Right

Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers

Justin Matthew Turner (born November 23, 1984) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played for the ...more
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Trea Turner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
TRENT13 added Trea Turner Shortstop

Nationality: American

Birthplace: Lake Worth, Florida

Bats: Right

Teams: Washington Nationals

Trea Vance Turner (born June 30, 1993) is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played college baseball at North Carolina ...more
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Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
Pitcher

Nationality: American

Birthplace: Orlando, Florida

Bats: Right-handed

Teams: Houston Astros

Donald Zackary Greinke (born October 21, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Kansas City ...more
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Josh Bell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
isaiah.oster added First Baseman

Nationality: American

Birthplace: Irving, Texas

Bats: Switch

Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates

Joshua Evan Bell (born August 14, 1992) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2016. Drafted in ...more
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Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 National League MVP?
Catcher

Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Bats: Right-handed

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals

Yadier Benjamin Molina (Spanish pronunciation: [ʝaˈdjeɾ moˈlina]; born July 13, 1982), nicknamed "Yadi", is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of ...more