Angels' Trout wins AL MVP; Astros' Altuve finishes 3rd

HOUSTON - Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve came in third place Thursday for the American League MVP award.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's Mike Trout won AL MVP. Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox was also a finalist for the award.

The Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant took home the National League MVP award. Washington Nationals' Daniel Murphy and Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager -- already named National League Rookie of the Year -- were finalists for NL MVP.

Altuve won the AL batting title with a .338 average, posting 108 runs scored, 24 home runs, 42 doubles, 96 RBI and 30 stolen bases. He also posted a .396 on-base percentage, a .531 slugging percentage and a .928 OPS.

Altuve led the league in hits and tied for second in stolen bases, third in WAR (7.6), tied for third in doubles, fourth in OBP, fourth in total bases (340) and fifth in OPS.

The second baseman was named the 2016 Sporting News Player of the Year and awarded AL Player of the Month for June and AL Player of the Week for the week of April 11-17. Altuve would become just the second Astro and first since Jeff Bagwell to win a Baseball Writers Association of America’s MVP award.

(© 2016 KHOU)


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