Donaldson Wins AL MVP

Josh Donaldson, acquired from the A’s in the offseason and a key reason why the Blue Jays broke a 22-year postseason drought, is the AL MVP as voted by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Donaldson, who’ll be 30 on Dec. 8, is the first position player to win the AL MVP after getting traded the previous offseason since Dick Allen in 1972.

“It’s crazy, it’s amazing,” Donaldson said on MLB Network. “I have to thank a lot of people, my teammates, the coaching staff. Honestly, the team was so great, I was blessed to be in the situation I was put in. I was able to take advantage of a lot of opportunities in front of me.”

Donaldson is only the second Toronto player honored. The other was George Bell in 1987.

AL MVP
Player, Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Points
Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays 23 7 385
Mike Trout, Angels 7 22 1 304
Lorenzo Cain, Royals 20 8 1 1 225
Manny Machado, Orioles 4 11 5 1 1 1 3 1 158
Dallas Keuchel, Astros 3 8 5 1 3 107
Nelson Cruz, Mariners 1 1 1 4 2 4 2 6 2 94
Adrian Beltre, Rangers 4 1 1 7 3 2 3 83
Jose Bautista, Blue Jays 2 2 4 3 4 5 82
David Price, Tigers/Blue Jays 1 1 3 3 1 2 1 2 62
Jose Altuve, Astros 6 1 3 1 44
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 40
Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays 1 3 2 3 38
Prince Fielder, Rangers 4 1 1 2 33
Chris Davis, Orioles 5 2 2 2 32
J.D. Martinez, Tigers 1 1 3 3 18
Jason Kipnis, Indians 1 1 1 1 17
Kevin Kiermaier, Rays 1 2 1 10
Kendrys Morales, Royals 1 7
Chris Sale, White Sox 1 4
Mookie Betts, Red Sox 1 1 4
Jose Abreu, White Sox 1 3
Ian Kinsler, Tigers 1 3
Mike Moustakas, Royals 1 3
Carlos Correa, Astros 1 2
Brian McCann, Yankees 1 2
Eric Hosmer, Royals 2 2
Russell Martin, Blue Jays 2 2
Michael Brantley, Indians 1 1
Wade Davis, Royals 1 1
Brian Dozier, Twins 1 1
David Ortiz, Red Sox 1 1
Alex Rodriguez, Yankees 1 1
Mark Teixeira, Yankees 1 1

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