Odds to Win AL MVP Reveal Lopsided Race Heading into 2020 MLB Season

Tristan Jung
Mike Trout holds a commanding lead in the preseason betting market for AL MVP.
Mike Trout holds a commanding lead in the preseason betting market for AL MVP. / Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The 2020 AL MVP odds have been released, but there's no questions about who's leading the way. Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout, last year's AL MVP, is the clear favorite in the betting odds for the 2020 award.

On FanDuel Sportsbook, Trout sits at +150 to win the AL MVP, which is significantly better than Aaron Judge, Alex Bregman, and Francisco Lindor, who are all at +1200. Despite missing the last two weeks of the season, Trout won the award over Bregman after another dominant campaign at the plate and in the field.

Mike Trout AL MVP Odds 2020

Mike Trout is the most valuable player in baseball, and it's not particularly close. He's consistently put up incredible offensive numbers while playing a solid center field for the Angels. Last year, he hit .291/.438/.645, enough to earn him a third straight year with over a 1.000 OPS.

With Trout's otherworldly talent, seemingly the only thing stopping him from walking to the award every year is potential injury and the mediocrity of the team around him. However, while injuries can't be accounted for, the Angels have made a number of upgrades in the offseason that should keep them competitive, which further boosts Trout's case.

Trout should see stiff competition from Judge, Bregman, Lindor, and even his new teammate Anthony Rendon. However, all of them would need to have career years to match Trout's output. If he wins, Trout would be baseball's first back-to-back MVP winner since Miguel Cabrera did it for the Tigers in 2012-13.

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