With only two weeks remaining in the regular season, baseball's best have asserted themselves in the MVP races, leaving fans to speculate as to who deserves to win the award in each league. The National League is led by three outfielders with elite power and speed, while the American League is headlined by a trio of AL East players.
Justin Verlander, who has had perhaps the best season of any player, regardless of position, was not included in this list. In the history of the game, pitchers have very rarely been awarded the MVP award.
The top three hitters have been ranked in each league, taking into account StatSheet.com's Batter StatRank metric, which includes many of the basic stats (home runs, RBI, etc.), as well as advanced statistics such as wOBA in the calculation.
All StatRank grades are subject to change as the rankings are updated daily after each game played.