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Mike Trout is not the MVP finalist for 2020


ANAHEIM – For only the second time since 2012, Angels superstar Mike Trout will not feature in the top 3 in voting for the 2020 American League Most Valuable Player Award. Trout, a three-time MVP and four-time runner up, was not among the three finalists for the award

ANAHEIM – Angels superstars for the second time after 2012 Mike trout The 2020 American League will not end with one of the top 3 in voting for the Most Valuable Player Award.

Trout, a three-time MVP and four-time runner up, was not among the three finalists for the award, as announced on the MLB Network on Monday night. The finalists are Jose Abreu (White Sox), DJ Lemahieu (Yankees) and Jose Ramirez (Indian).

Trout’s worst end in voting for the AL MVP was fourth in 2017, when he missed nearly two months with an injury. He has finished in the top 5 in MVP in a major league-record eight seasons of voting, according to the LVP Sports Bureau, and he could add to that total with either fourth or fifth place this year. Full results will be released on 12 November.

The 29-year-old trout won AL MVP awards in 2014, ’16 and ’19 and finished second in ’12, ’13, ’15 and ’18. Only Barry Bonds has won more MVP awards during his 22-year career with seven.

Trout batted .281 / .390 / .603 with 17 homers, nine doubles, a stolen base and 46 RBIs in 53 games in ’20. He was third in the AL of Wayne Egg Replacement (WAR) with Ebre, per fangraphs.com. Trout (2.6 WAR) overtook Ramirez (3.4) and teammate Anthony Rendon (2.7) among the AL leaders. But the Angels went 26-34 and missed the postseason for the sixth straight season, and neither Trout nor Rendon were finalists.

Rhett Bollinger covers Angels for MLB.com. She previously covered twins from 2011–18. Follow her on twitter @RhettBollinger And Facebook.

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