2014 Statistics: .345/.383/.655, 10 R, 8 XBH (4 HR), 9 RBI, 1 SB (60 PA)
While there's a valid argument that the Most Valuable Player should simply go to the best all-around performer, extra weight is awarded to players on winning clubs around here, so players on teams at .500 or better were considered most heavily.
Certainly, the best team so far is the Brewers, who are 10-3 entering play Tuesday and fresh off a nine-game winning streak. Just about everyone on the roster is off to a great start (duh), but they've been fueled, driven and steered by Carlos Gomez, who came into his own as a superstar in 2013 and looks poised to make a legitimate MVP run this year.
The 28-year-old isn't a perfect player—he's still occasionally aggressive to a fault at the plate—but he does a lot of everything in every facet of the game and has become one of the most exciting to watch.
Next in Line: Chase Utley, 2B, Philadelphia Phillies; Freddie Freeman, 1B, Atlanta Braves; Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, Los Angeles Dodgers; Yadier Molina, C, St. Louis Cardinals; Justin Upton, OF, Atlanta Braves; Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels; Alexei Ramirez, SS, Chicago White Sox; Felix Hernandez, RHP, Seattle Mariners; Mark Buehrle, LHP, Toronto Blue Jays
Honorable Mentions: Angel Pagan, OF, San Francisco Giants; Anthony Rendon, 2B/3B, Washington Nationals; Jose Bautista, OF, Toronto Blue Jays; Melky Cabrera, OF, Toronto Blue Jays; Jose Abreu, 1B, Chicago White Sox; Carlos Beltran, OF, New York Yankees; Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, New York Yankees