The future of baseball looks very bright. 24 year-old Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs and 25 year old Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels have been named 2016 NL and AL MVPs. This is Trout’s second time winning the award, as he has finished top two in the MVP in the last five seasons. Kris Bryant wins the award in his first complete season with the Chicago Cubs.
Mike Trout’s Line: .315 BA, 29 HRs, 100 RBIs, 30 SB, 173 H, 123 R, 116 BB, .441 OBP, .550 SLG, .991 OPS, 10.6 WAR
Kris Bryant’s Line: .292 BA, 39 HRs, 102 RBIs, 8 SB, 176 H, 121 R, 75 BB, .385 OBP, .554 SLG, .939 OPS, 7.7 WAR
Fans who buy Angels tickets clearly come to see Mike Trout, who is the best player in baseball. Trout is the best player on a bad team, so we haven’t been able to get a chance to see him perform in October. Bryant is one of the best prospects to come around in a while. His trophy case is getting quite crowded for a 24 year-old. He has won the Dick Howser Trophy (collegiate MVP), Golden Spikes Award (Minor League MVP), NL Rookie of the Year, World Series MVP and and now NL MVP. Not a bad start to a career.