AL MVP Expert Predictions for Shortened 2020 MLB Season

Mike Trout hitting against the Oakland Athletics.
Mike Trout hitting against the Oakland Athletics. / Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

The MLB season finally ready to get underway next Thursday, with a much-anticipated game between Garret Cole and the New York Yankees and Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals in DC.

Now that the season is ready to start, many of baseball's experts are making their predictions on the league's individual awards. When it comes to individual awards, none are bigger than league MVP.

With that in mind, let's take a look at some expert predictions for AL MVP.

American League MVP Predictions

Bleacher Report
Blake Schuster, of Bleacher Report, thinks young Chicago White Sox star shortstop Tim Anderson will come away with the American League MVP this season.

USA Today
USA Today had six experts make their predictions on the AL MVP.
Bob Nightengale: Matt Chapman, Athletics
Gabe Lacques: Mike Trout, Angels
Steve Gardner: Mike Trout, Angels
Scott Boeck: Anthony Rendon, Angels
Jesse Yomtov: Austin Meadows, Rays
Stephen Borelli: Mike Trout, Angels

FanDuel Sportsbook
If we take a look at the odds to win AL MVP over at FanDuel Sportsbook, it's no surprise that Mike Trout leads the way with +195 odds to bring home the hardware.

Of the eight experts highlighted above, four of them favor Mike Trout to bring home the award yet again. With the other three being split between players who would all be first-time AL MVP winners.

- Mike Trout (4)
- Tim Anderson (1)
- Matt Chapman (1)
- Anthony Rendon (1)
- Austin Meadows (1)

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