In a not so surprising news announcement, Nationals Star Bryce Harper was named NL MVP unanimously.
Harper received 30 of the 30 first-place votes and totaled 420 points to win handily over Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (234 points) and Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (175 points).
Harper hit 42 Home Runs, had a 9.9 WAR and slashed for .330/.460/.649/1.109 in 2015. Harper was first or second in basically every offensive category in the NL, and it would have easily been more of a shocker if he hadn’t been selected as NL MVP.
Harper is just 22 years old.
Josh Donaldson’s race was a little closer, edging out Mike Trout for MVP. Donaldson received 23 of 30 first place votes.
Donaldson made a profound impact in his first season with Toronto, hitting .297 with 41 home runs and leading the A.L. in runs batted in (123) and runs scored (122) while playing standout defense at third base. He helped the Blue Jays reach the playoffs for the first time in 22 years.