Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels center fielder, won his third American League League MVP award on Thursday when he won Houston Astros third base player Alex Bregman.
Trout received 17 votes in first place from the Baseball Writers' Association of America The other 13th Trout and Bregman were either the first or the second in all 30 ballots.
Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien finished third in the poll.
The 28-year-old Trout is on the trail of most MVPs in the career only Barry Bonds. The bonds ended at seven, four of them after the age of 35. Ten more – Yogi Berra, Roy Campanella, Joe DiMaggio, Jimmy Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial, Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Mike Schmidt and now Trout – have three.
Trout started a career of the highest caliber with 45 home runs and profited from a season in which it was assumed that the baseball players were juiced before they missed the Angels' last 19 games because of a foot injury. Trout led the majors in base percentage (.438), only Christian Yelich in the percentage of slugging (.645) and outperformed the sport in weighted runs (180).
Trouts 8.6 FanGraphs victories over the replacement were only marginally ahead of Bregman's 8.5. This is the sixth time in eight seasons Trout has taken the lead in FanGraph's WAR. It was enough to make up for the fact that Trout's Angels lost 90 games, missed the playoffs for the ninth time in ten seasons, and eventually dismissed their manager and replaced Brad Ausmus with Joe Maddon.
AL MVP Voting – Top 5  Player, Team
Mike Trout, Angels
Marcus Semien, A & # 39; s
DJ LeMahieu, Y –
Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox
– Total score on a 14-9- 8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis
– Baseball Writers' Association of America
Trout has already assembled 73.4 career FanGraphs WARs and put him in 47th place in the leaderboard of all time. By the end of next season, he can reasonably rise to the top 35 – with 10 years remaining extension of $ 426.5 million in March.
25-year-old Bregman finished the 2019 season with one. 296 / .423 / .592 slash, which is favorable compared to trout. Bregman added 41 home runs, led the majors with 119 runs, filled out a short stop when Carlos Correa missed time, and did his best on the track for the eventual AL champion, finishing .372 with 1,236 OPS and 37 extra base hits struck after the 1st of August.
Semien finished fifth in the majors with 7.6 FanGraphs WARs and was one of only five players to have played in all 162 games of the season. Semien not only played an outstanding defense on shortstop but also beat .285 / .369 / .522 with 33 homers and a total of 343 bases.