The MVP results for both leagues were released on Thursday, and unfortunately an Angels player didn’t win. However, they did have three players who received votes. Mike Trout, Anthony Rendon and David Fletcher were three of the 22 different players who received votes.
We’ll start with Trout, who finished in fifth place.... which is the worst of his career. Imagine playing in your ninth season and fifth is the worst you’ve ever finished? Pretty good I’d say. In a season so short, every game counted. Although Trout missed only seven games, that equals 12 percent of the season. In a regular season, that equals about 20 missed games.
Trout received four 3rd place votes, 10 4th place votes, two 5th place votes, seven 6th place votes, three 7th place votes, three 8th place votes and one 9th place votes. He finished just one point behind Shane Bieber for fourth place.
Up next is Rendon, who finished in 10th place. This is his fifth time receiving MVP votes. Last year was the highest he had ever finished, coming in 3rd place in the National League. Rendon did receive one 3rd place vote, being one of eight players to receive a vote that high. He also received two 6th place votes, two 7th place votes, one 8th place vote, four 9th place votes and five 10th place votes.
Finally, Fletcher came in 18th place, as he received one 10th place vote.