Rank 'Em: National League MVP
Created: July 5, 2010, 8:17 AM
Where does Joey Votto rank?
How does the race for National League MVP shape up as the All-Star break approaches?
Joey Votto isn't part of the National League All-Star roster -- at least not yet -- but the Reds first baseman does lead the league in OPS. Considering that the surprising Reds also enter the final week before the All-Star break in possession of first place in the NL Central, does that make Votto the midseason favorite for MVP honors? The award has gone to Albert Pujols in three of the past five seasons, and the Cardinals slugger is having another banner campaign, but how does the race shape up?
Consider the candidates below and fill out your own midseason ballot by ranking them.
Statistics through games of July 7.