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.

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Statistics through games of July 7.


 
 
  • OF, Dodgers
    .933 OPS, .320 BA
    13 HR, 49 RBI
  • 1B, Padres
    .901 OPS, .291 BA
    16 HR, 51 RBI
  • 1B, Phillies
    .850 OPS, .293 BA
    15 HR, 59 RBI
  • SP, Rockies
    14-1, 2.27 ERA
    107 K, 119 IP
  • SP, Marlins
    8-3, 1.82 ERA
    115 K, 114 IP
  • 1B, Cardinals
    .981 OPS, .305 BA
    20 HR, 60 RBI
  • 3B, Reds
    .945 OPS, .302 BA
    17 HR, 56 RBI
  • 1B, Reds
    .984 OPS, .312 BA
    19 HR, 57 RBI
  • SP, Cardinals
    12-5, 2.24 ERA
    123 K, 128.1 IP
  • 3B, Mets
    .932 OPS, .315 BA
    14 HR, 64 RBI