Rank 'Em: American League MVP

Created: August 23, 2011, 12:29 PM

Is Justin Verlander No. 1?

How do you size up the American League Most Valuable Player race?

No starting pitcher has claimed MVP honors since Roger Clemens in 1986, but Tigers ace Justin Verlander is making a strong case for himself. The Red Sox may well have the winner, but good luck figuring out which one of them he is. And if Andre Dawson can win an MVP award in last place, surely Jose Bautista can make a run on a team that should finish around .500.

The race likely will be won or lost based on what happens down the stretch, but who is the favorite as the final month of the regular season nears?


 
 
  • Blue Jays
    1.111 OPS, .318 BA
    36 HR, 80 RBIs
  • Tigers
    .971 OPS, .321 BA
    23 HR, 81 RBIs
  • 2B, Yankees
    .875 OPS, .304 BA
    21 HR, 87 RBI
  • Red Sox
    .887 OPS, .313 BA
    22 HR, 79 RBIs
    33 SB
  • Red Sox
    .940 OPS, .343 BA
    18 HR, 94 RBIs
  • Yankees
    .969 OPS, .282 BA
    35 HR, 98 RBIs
    24 SB
  • White Sox
    .958 OPS, .317 BA
    28 HR, 85 RBIs
  • Red Sox
    .867 OPS, .306 BA
    16 HR, 65 RBIs
    24 SB
  • Yankees
    .866 OPS, .251 BA
    34 HR, 95 RBIs
  • Tigers
    19-5, 2.28 ERA
    0.88 WHIP, 212 K
  • Angels
    14-6, 2.10 ERA
    0.97 WHIP, 158 K
  • Rangers
    .866 OPS, .338 BA
    10 HR, 85 RBIs