Ken Rosenthal’s Best Of 2013

MVPA couple of things:

* To make this column as realistic as possible, I list the same number of players as the voters do for each award — 10 for MVP, five for Cy Young and three each for Rookie and Manager of the Year.

* When I refer to WAR (Wins Above Replacement), I’m referring to the Fangraphs version.

It is up to the individual voter to decide who was the Most Valuable Player in each league to his team. The MVP need not come from a division winner or other playoff qualifier.

OK, here goes:


1. Mike Trout, Angels
2. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
3. Josh Donaldson, Athletics
4. Chris Davis, Orioles
5. Robinson Cano, Yankees
6. Evan Longoria, Rays
7. Adrian Beltre, Rangers
8. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
9. Manny Machado, Orioles
10. David Ortiz, Red Sox


1. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
2. Yadier Molina, Cardinals
3. Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
4. Joey Votto, Reds
5. Matt Carpenter, Cardinals
6. Freddie Freeman, Braves
7. Carlos Gomez, Brewers
8. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
9. Hanley Ramirez, Dodgers
10. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers

Source: Ken Rosenthal, FOX Sports