Mike Trout now holds longest streak of top 5 AL MVP finishes in MLB history
Nine full MLB seasons, nine top five AL MVP finishes. We get it Mike Trout, you’re good at baseball.
Mike Trout. AL MVP contender.
The two go together like Cheese and wine, a bagel and cream cheese or peanut butter and jelly. Just feels right.
Since his first full MLB season with the Angels in 2012, Trout has placed no lower than 5th in the AL MVP voting.
The shortened 2020 season, however, was Trout’s worst finish, placing behind Jose Abreu, Jose Ramirez, DJ LeMahieu and Shane Bieber respectively.
In 53 games Trout hit .281, with a .390 on base percentage and a .603 slugging percentage, according to baseball-reference.com. Not too shabby for a 5th place finish.
Trout received four third place votes and even one ninth place vote. Finishing just one point behind Bieber for 4th place with 172 points.
The 29-year-old wrapped up the second year of his 12-year, $426.5 million dollar deal in 2020, the second largest contract in professional sports behind Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.