Mike Trout has won the AL MVP award, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced Thursday, the second time the Los Angeles Angels outfielder has won the award in his six-year career.
The Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant has been named National League MVP.
The 24-year-old Bryant hit .292 with 39 home runs and 102 RBI in his second year in the majors and helped the Cubs win their first World Series since 1908. He becomes just the sixth player to win rookie of the year and MVP in the same season or consecutive seasons.
Bryant received 29 first-place votes, and Washington second baseman Daniel Murphy was the runner-up.
The 25-year-old Trout batted .315 with 29 home runs, 100 RBI and 30 steals this season, leading the league in runs (123), OBP (.441) and WAR (10.6).
Trout, who is the first MVP from a team that missed the playoffs since Alex Rodriguez (Texas Rangers) in 2003, received 19 of 30 first-place votes.
Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts finished second in the voting. Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve was third.