Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper and Toronto Blue Jays third basemen Josh Donaldson dominated at the plate this season and in the Baseball Association ballot, with both players easily winning their first MVP awards.
Harper carried the ‘Nats offense for much of the season while the team suffered through injuries, hitting .330, with 42 hrs and 99 rbi. He was so superb this season that the Nationals failed to make the post season this year, and he STILL won the NL MVP unanimously.
Donaldson was simply the best hitter, in the league’s best offense this season. He hit .297, with 41 hrs and 123 rbi to leading the Blue Jays to their first post season appearance since ’93. Josh was also the first Blue Jay to win MVP since George Bell in ’87.