ANAHEIM – For the second time since 2012, Angels superstar Mike Trout will not finish in the Top 3 in the 2020 American League of Legends Player of the Year award. Trout, a three-time MVP and a fourth runner-up, not among the three who reached the final round of the award, like
ANAHEIM – Second time since 2012, Angel Superstar
Trout, a three-time MVP and runner-up four times, was not among the three finalists of the award, as announced on MLB Network on Monday night. The finalists are José Abreu (White Sox), DJ LeMahieu (Yankees) and José Ramírez (Indians).
Trout̵7;s worst performance in the AL MVP election was Wednesday in 2017, when he retired for about two months due to an injury. He has finished in the Top 5 in MVP voting the major tournament record eight consecutive seasons, according to Elias Sports Bureau and he can add to that total with a 4th or 5th place this year. Full results will be announced on November 12.
Trout, 29, won the AL MVP Award in 2014, ’16 and ’19 and came in second in ’12, ’13, ’15 and ’18. Only Barry Bonds has won more MVP awards with seven in his 22 years of career.
Trout defeated .281 / .390 / .603 with 17 hosts, 9 doubles, a stolen base and 46 RBIs in 53 games in ’20. He was ranked third in AL in Win on Replace (WAR) with Abreu, according to Fangraphs.com. Trout (2.6 WAR) followed Ramírez (3,4) and teammate Anthony Rendon (2.7) among the AL leaders. But the Angels went 26-34 and missed reason after the sixth straight season, and neither Trout nor Rendon made it to the final.
Rhett Bollinger includes Angels for MLB.com. He has covered Twins in the past from 2011-18. Follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and Facebook.