MLB regular season awards: NL MVP.
St Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols. .327 BA .658 Slugging .443 OBP 47 Home Runs 135 RBI 16 Stolen Bases
Pujols is the clear cut best player in the bigs and he proved it again this year. He was in the top three in the NL in batting average, RBI and home runs. He led all of baseball in on base percentage, slugging, OPS, runs and total bases. Oh yeah he stole 16 bases.
Runner up: Hanley Ramirez
2. Florida Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez. .342 BA .410 OBP 24 home runs 106 RBI 27 stolen bases.
Hanley was mister do everything for the Marlins this year. The Marlins were in the postseason race up until the last week of the season due in large part to Mr. Ramirez. He led the National league with a .342 batting average. The Marlins moved him to the number three spot in the lineup and he delivered with 106 RBI. He also stole 27 bases and impoved his fielding percentage by 16 points this year.
Runner up: Prince Fielder
3. Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder. .299 BA .602 slugging 46 home runs 141 RBI.
Fielder was second in home runs and tied for first in RBI in the national league this year. Along with Ryan Braun he led the Brewers into contention for most of the year even after losing CC Sabathia and Ben Sheets.
Runner up: Ryan Howard
4. Philadelphia Phillis fist baseman Ryan Howard. 279 BA 45 home runs 141 RBI.
He has very similar numbers to Prince Fielder, but Prince gets the nod because his on base percentage is 52 points higher and Howard struck out 48 more times than Fielder. He did however power the Phillies to another division title and upped his batting average by 28 points from last year.