By: Noah Wright
As the we near the end of the season, many people start predicting awards such as MVP, Rookie Of The Year, and Cy Young, and The AL MVP this season is a tight race between 3 players, Mike Trout, Jose Ramirez, and Mookie Betts. Each are providing their team with value both with the bat, on the basepaths, and with the glove. Let's take a look at these 3 superstars, and see which player deserves MVP The most.
This race is going to be close. If you ask me, Betts is the best fielder, Ramirez has the most power, and Trout is the most well rounded. After looking at all the stats, and ratings among the three stars, I think I have to give it to Mookie Betts, with Mike Trout coming in at #2, and Jose Ramirez at the third spot. Betts and Trout are similar in many ways; both have power, speed, a good glove, and have good base running instincts, but the thing that gives Betts the edge over Trout is his outfield arm. Don’t get me wrong, Trout can throw out base runners pretty good, but Betts is just better. His arm rating has been given a 4.6, way above average, while Trout sits at -.5 which sits right around average (if not, just below average). That gives Betts the small edge in this race, and gives him The AL MVP Title for the 2018 season.