Mike Trout crowned AL MVP for the second time in his career

Updated: November 17, 2016

On Thursday, the American and National League MVP winners announced their winners as one again Angels’ Mike Trout has been crowned A.L. MVP for the second time in his young career.

In his five years with the Angels, Trout has been runner up three times, and crowned MVP for two of them.

Trout led the Majors in runs (123), walks (116), on-base percentage (.441), OPS+ (174), weighted runs created plus (171) and both the Baseball Reference (10.6) and FanGraphs (9.4) versions of the Wins Above Replacement stat.

Would you believe he is just the second player to lead the AL in WAR (Wins Above Replacement) five straight years? The other was a guy named Babe Ruth.

Mike Trout is one of those baseball players, nobody will ever forget about. Congrats to Angels CF All-Star Mike Trout!

The Angels star led the league with a .441 on-base percentage and his .991 OPS was second only to Ortiz (1.021), who is handicapped in the MVP race by being a DH. Trout also led the league with 123 runs and 116 walks.

He hit 29 homers and stole 30 bases, barely missing the second 30-30 season of his career. He also played his normal outstanding defense in center field, although it didn’t get him even a top-three finish in the competitive AL Gold Glove voting.

Trout also led the league in WAR, according to both Baseball-Reference and FanGraphs.

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