So I hear arguments about the National League MVP, and I get the Clayton Kershaw case, even if he started late because of a spring training injury.
But any other position player other than Giancarlo Stanton? Please. Do not be silly. He leads the National League in WAR, XBH, HR, RBIs, Runs Produced, bases on balls, OBP, slugging, OPS+. Total Bases, Runs Created.
How many other players have led their leagues in all those categories?
—Mike Schmidt, 1981
—Ted Williams, 1942, 1947, 1949
—Babe Ruth, 1921.
If he finishes the season leading in all these categories, he should win, no matter what. The Phish are at .500, respectable, and Stanton is historic. Without him, the Marlins would be in Yeehaw Junction