A clear difference exists between Mike Trout and the rest of the favorites on the 2020 American League Most Valuable Player Futures Board. Trout has won three AL MVP Awards for his career. And he was the winner of that honor for the 2019 campaign. At the age of 28 Trout is at his peak with potentially more upside. Which is why he is the MLB bets favorite to win his fourth AL MVP Award for 2020. However, his price tag is so high that bargain hunters will be looking elsewhere for capable alternatives.
2020 American League Most Valuable Player Odds
2020 American League Most Valuable Player Odds Overview
Fashion that Trout would be a legitimate offshore betting favorite in his own right. But now with the arrival of Joe Maddon as manager of the Angels, there is the belief that a big year is imminent.
For all that Trout accomplished last year considering it was with a losing team, that had no shot at the postseason. To illuminate Trout produced 110 runs with 27 doubles, 45 home runs, 104 runs batted in, a .291 average, .645 slugging percentage, and 1.083 OPS. Should the Angels indeed emerge as a contender Trout figures to play a major role in that? Of course, that immediately makes him a Most Valuable Player Award candidate.
Above all Judge command a hefty price tag based on being a Yankee that won the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year Award. Since that epic rookie campaign for New York Judge has been hampered by injuries. For the past two seasons, he has not come close to playing a complete schedule. Further, if Judge can even go for the majority of games can he produce at the same level as that first season in the Majors?
Judge’s Yankee teammate has been an AL All-Star the past two seasons. Torres is clearly one of the top shortstops in the game and a worthy successor to retired Hall of Fame Yankee Derek Jeter. Last year Torres produced 96 runs, 26 doubles, 38 home runs, 90 runs batted in, a .535 slugging percentage, and .871 OPS. Best of all Torres will be in just his third Major League season. He may command the same MLB Bets price as Judge but brings a much more credible record
Houston has certainly spent the past several months being vilified and bashed for the cheating scandal. The account of that hysteria is the fact that the Astros remain a top tier contender and loaded team. Bregman is a big reason as to why that is. Summing up he has played in back to back AL All-Star games. Production-wise he totaled 122 runs, 37 doubles, 41 home runs, 112 runs batted in, a .296 average, .527 slugging percentage, and 1.015 OPS in 2019.
Correspondingly Lindor could be a hidden gem for an Indians team looking to rebound after missing the postseason for the first time in four years. He is an All-Star shortstop for the past four seasons and has two gold gloves. After that, he produced 101 runs, 40 doubles, 32 home runs, 74 runs batted in and a .854 OPS in 2019.
MLB Bets online Pick: Alex Bregman