LeMahieu, Alonso, DeGrom Finish Top-10 In MVP Voting

NL's Bellinger And AL's Trout Won The Award

Brandon Contes
November 14, 2019 - 8:03 pm

New York had three top-10 finalists for Major League Baseball's MVP award. Pete Alonso finished seventh and Jacob deGrom came in tenth for the Mets in the National League race. The Yankees' DJ LeMahieu placed fourth in the American League voting.

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Ultimately the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger won the award in the NL and the Angel's Mike Trout won his third MVP in the AL. Bellinger beat out Christian Yelich and Anthony Rendon who finished second and third respectively. In the AL, Alex Bregman and Marcus Semien rounded out the top three behind Trout.

Alonso received two fifth-place votes and finished with 102 points according to the MVP voting system. deGrom earned four fifth-place votes and received a total of 44 points. In the American League, LeMahieu received six third-place votes and 178 points, just over half the 355 points Trout earned to win the award. 

Pete Alonso rounds the bases after hitting his 53rd home run of the season on Sept. 28, 2019, against the Braves.
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For the Mets, Pete Alonso and Jacob deGrom both walked away with consolation prizes. Earlier this week, Alonso was named the NL rookie of the year and deGrom won his second consecutive Cy Young award. Alonso instantly became a fan favorite in 2019, putting up monster power numbers with 120 RBI's and set a Major League Baseball rookie record, slugging 53 homeruns. 

deGrom's ERA and WHIP both jumped from a season ago. His strikeouts and innings pitched decreased and the ace gave up nearly double the amount of homeruns that were hit off him in 2018. But that's a testament to how strong his historic 2018 campaign was.

Although deGrom’s 2019 production fell short of his 2018 year, it was still a season worthy of winning the Cy Young Award. deGrom posted an 11-8 record, with a 2.43 ERA and 255 strikeouts in 204 innings.

At the age of 30 LeMahieu had a career year, batting .327 with 26 homers and 102 RBIs. Previously, LeMahieu never hit more than 15 homeruns or 66 RBIs in a season and that's coming from a player who spent his last eight years in offensively-rich Colorado. Last offseason, Brian Cashman and the Yankees signed DJ LeMahieu to a 2-year $24 million contract, an unbelievable bargain. If the Yankees All-Star utility player repeats his 2019 numbers, he'll be in line for a big payday next year.