The AL MVP race comes down to two names: Jose Altuve and Aaron Judge. So who wins?
Let’s look at their resume:
Jose Altuve- .346 avg/.410 OBP/.957 OPS with 24 HR, 81 RBIs and 32 stolen bases
Aaron Judge- .284 avg/.422 OBP/1.049 OPS with 52 HR, 114 RBIs and 9 stolen bases
My pick: Jose Altuve
What gives Jose the edge? The consistency. Aaron Judge had 208 strikeouts and only batted .228 after the All Star break. He also set a record by striking out at least one time in 37 straight games (could’ve been more if he wasn’t taken out the 38th game). Also, since it was so close, I don’t see them giving the MVP to someone not on the World Series Championship team.
I could make a short/tall joke, but those are getting old. I mean it was like David beating Goliath.
Who’s your AL MVP?
PS- I only did AL because NL is a lock for Giancarlo Stanton.