2020 American League Most Valuable Player Award

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The winner of the 2020 American League Most Valuable Player Award was José Abreu of the Chicago White Sox.

Award Voting[edit]

† indicates playoff team

Player Team Points AVG OBP SLG HR RBI W - L SV SO ERA 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Jose Abreu Chicago White Sox 374 .317 .370 .617 19 60 Did not pitch 21 8 1 - - - - - - -
Jose Ramirez Cleveland Indians 303 .292 .386 .607 17 46 Did not pitch 8 17 3 2 - - - - - -
D.J. LeMahieu New York Yankees 230 .364 .421 .590 10 27 Did not pitch 1 5 15 3 2 3 - 1 - -
Shane Bieber Cleveland Indians 173 Did not bat 8 - 1 0 122 1.63 - - 4 10 9 1 2 1 - 1
Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels 172 .281 .390 .603 17 46 Did not pitch - - 4 10 2 7 3 3 1 -
Nelson Cruz Minnesota Twins 128 .303 .397 .595 16 33 Did not pitch - - 1 - 6 6 7 8 1 -
Tim Anderson Chicago White Sox 125 .322 .357 .529 10 21 Did not pitch - - 1 3 3 8 5 2 4 4
Brandon Lowe Tampa Bay Rays 104 .269 .362 .554 14 37 Did not pitch - - - 1 7 - 3 9 7 2
Luke Voit New York Yankees 85 .277 .338 .610 22 52 Did not pitch - - - 1 - 3 8 4 8 3
Anthony Rendon Los Angeles Angels 42 .286 .418 .497 9 31 Did not pitch - - 1 - - 2 2 1 4 5
Teoscar Hernandez Toronto Blue Jays 8 .289 .340 .579 16 34 Did not pitch - - - - - - - - 1 6
Alex Verdugo Boston Red Sox 6 .308 .367 .478 6 15 Did not pitch - - - - 1 - - - - -
Liam Hendriks Oakland Athletics 4 Did not bat 3 - 1 14 37 1.78 - - - - - - - - 1 2
Hyun-Jin Ryu Toronto Blue Jays 4 Did not bat 5 - 2 0 72 2.69 - - - - - - - 1 - 1
George Springer Houston Astros 4 .265 .359 .540 14 32 Did not pitch - - - - - - - - 2 -
Byron Buxton Minnesota Twins 1 .254 .267 .577 13 27 Did not pitch - - - - - - - - 1 -
Xander Bogaerts Boston Red Sox 1 .300 .364 .502 11 28 Did not pitch - - - - - - - - - 1
David Fletcher Los Angeles Angels 1 .319 .376 .425 3 18 Did not pitch - - - - - - - - - 1
Dallas Keuchel Chicago White Sox 1 Did not bat 6 - 2 0 42 1.99 - - - - - - - - - 1
Kyle Lewis Seattle Mariners 1 .262 .364 .437 11 28 Did not pitch - - - - - - - - - 1
Salvador Perez Kansas City Royals 1 .333 .353 .633 11 32 Did not pitch - - - - - - - - - 1
Eddie Rosario Minnesota Twins 1 .257 .316 .476 13 42 Did not pitch - - - - - - - - - 1

Further Reading[edit]

  • Richard Justice: "Abreu, Freeman both 1st-time MVP winners", mlb.com, November 12, 2020. [1]
  • Gabe Lacques: "Jose Abreu becomes first White Sox since Frank Thomas to win American League MVP", USA Today, November 12, 2020. [2]
  • Scott Merkin: "Abreu overcome by emotion after MVP win", mlb.com, November 12, 2020. [3]

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Preceded by
2019
Most Valuable Player Award
National

2020
Succeeded by
2021