Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Schedule, News, Tickets, Scores, Players, Blogs, Videos, Links and More
More Fan Site Teams:

NL MVP: Sorting out the crowded field won't be easy

NL MVP: Sorting out the crowded field won't be easy
Published On: Mon, Sep 18
Mar 1, 2016; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers shortstop Tommy Field (74) tries to tag Pittsburgh Pirates Josh Harrison (5) as he slides safely into second after a high throw during the ninth inning at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

If you happen to run into a baseball writer who has a 2017 NL MVP vote, give that person a hug. Theyll need it.

Trying to sort out this years crowded NL MVP race is a nearly impossible task. As many as six players have had seasons worthy of first-place votes, which means youre going to see vastly different ballots when the totals are released in November.

Lets look at the case for each of the primary contenders to win the award

Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins

Why he could win: Hes the favorite. Obviously, Stantons candidacy starts with his 54 home runs " thats 16 more than current NL runner-up Cody Bellinger " but theres a solid foundation supporting that peak. Miamis favorite slugger has a 1.002 OPS (career high) and .629 slugging percentage (NL-best) to go with excellent totals in the counting stats, too " 113 RBIs and 112 runs scored. Hes an outstanding defensive outfielder, too.

Read the complete news article here...

More Featured News

Chris Archer: Cheaters dont deserve to be in Hall of Fame
Published On: Fri, Jan 18
With the results of the latest round of Baseball Hall of Fame voting set to be released next week, the annual debate about whether or not performance-enhancing drug users should be ...
Pirates minor leaguer Tyler Eppler heads to Japan
Published On: Tue, Jan 15
Robert Murray of The Athletic reports that the Orix Buffaloes of Japana€™s Pacific League have purchased the contract of right-hander Tyler Eppler from the Pirates.Eppler, 26, was a...
Pirates GM Neal Huntington addresses questions heading into 2019 season
Published On: Mon, Jan 14
There are many questions facing the Pirates before pitchers and catchers report to Bradenton, Fla., on Feb. 12. Last season, the team finished fourth in the National League Central ...
Inside the wild, wonky world of MLB salary arbitration
Published On: Fri, Jan 11
With $3 million at stake, theA Boston Red SoxA wanted to create the most compelling argument possible againstA Mookie BettsA without alienating or insulting him. So last January, as...
Pirates Claim RHP Aaron Slegers Off Waivers
Published On: Fri, Jan 11
TheA Pittsburgh PiratesA claimed right-handed pitcherA Aaron SlegersA off waivers from theA Minnesota TwinsFriday afternoon.Slegers, 26, has made eight major league appearances and ...
Pirates Avoid Arbitration With Dickerson/Kela
Published On: Fri, Jan 11
TheA Pittsburgh PiratesA have settled both of their pending arbitration cases without having to go before the arbitration panel.Robert Murray of The Athletic has reported that the P...
Improved pitching in the offing for Pirates?
Published On: Wed, Jan 09
This seemed worth more than a comment, so Ia€™m posting a thread about it.FanGraphs had a promising comment about Jameson Taillon. It came in anA articleA about the ten biggest swin...
Pirates hire David Eckstein as special assistant
Published On: Sun, Jan 06
The Pirates announced today that theya€™ve hired former World Series MVP David Eckstein as a special assistant in their baseball operations department. Earlier this off-season, they...
Banister back with Pirates as special assistant
Published On: Sun, Jan 06
Few men have invested more of their baseball lives with the Pirates than Jeff Banister, and now he's back for more.The team announced Sunday the hiring of Banister as one of Neal Hu...
Pirates sign lefty Tyler Lyons to minors deal
Published On: Wed, Jan 02
The Pirates haveA signed left-handed reliever Tyler LyonsA to a minor league contract. Lyons has spent parts of the last six seasons in the majors, all with St. Louis. He served as ...
Jerseys Hats Shirts Sweatshirts

Name Pos
Jordy Mercer SS
Corey Dickerson LF
Francisco Cervelli C
Starling Marte CF
Gregory Polanco RF
Chris Archer SP
Michael Feliz RP
Josh Harrison 2B
Ivan Nova SP
Keone Kela RP
See All Players