Who is the midseason MLB MVP: Mike Trout or Cody Bellinger? | The Tylt
Who is the midseason MLB MVP: Mike Trout or Cody Bellinger?
What else is there left to say about a player is generally recognized as one of the greatest of all time? Mike Trout led the American League in on-base percentage, slugging, home runs, RBIs and walks heading into the All-Star break. Even though he gets every pitchers' best shot, he is still consistently winning his matchups and putting the Angels in position to win.
At age 27, Trout has already achieved Mariano Rivera god-like status, meaning every year a player or two puts up Mike Trout numbers, but no one has been able to sustain it over the long-term. I've certainly claimed someone else may soon be the best player in baseball, foolishly. Trout is a legend and our unanimous midseason MVP.
Bellinger is walking more than ever, striking out less, and hitting for a higher average and more power than ever. Yes, the guy who hit 39 homers as a rookie and looks like he could throw a moose over a house has developed even more power in his third season in the majors. Bellinger has also transformed into a superb defensive right fielder, maybe the best in baseball.