The announced winners came as zero surprise: Yordan Alvarez of the Astros and Pete Alonso of the Mets. They were overwhelming favorites and both won in landslides. Indeed, Alvarez garnered all 30 first place votes, and Alonso 29/30.
Alvarez in only 87 games racked up 27 homers and 3.7 bWAR, numbers most players would be very happy with after a full 162 games. He slashed .313/.412/.655 with an OPS+ at 173.
Alonso, of course, hit a rookie record 53 homers and accumulated 5.0 WAR. He slashed .260/.358/.583 with a 147 OPS+.