There is no Debate

Mike Trout is a centerfielder. Mike Trout has a .957 OPS. Mike Trout also has made a ton of amazing defensive plays. Miguel Cabrera is a “third baseman.” Miguel Cabrera has a .993 OPS. Miguel Cabrera let’s you breath if he makes a play on defense. A centerfielder putting up similar offensive numbers to a corner position and playing some of the best defense ever seen should run away with the MVP award. Baseball fans have to remove the idea from their heads that valuable means something other than best. Mike Trout is the best player in the AL. Mike Trout might be the best player baseball has seen in a decade. Mike Trout is your AL MVP and it isn’t even close.