The MLB National League MVP award is an exciting MLB futures wager you can place each year, and you can do this twice, one award in the National league and one in the American league.
This is a little bit easier compared to other sports where there is one MVP in the entire league, but in baseball there’s one per league, which also means a division or conference according to other sports.
There is always plenty of speculation of who will win the MLB NL League MVP award, and the MLB odds start to roll in nice and early.
There is so much talent in the National League, you certainly have your work cut out for you each year. Both MVP awards from either league have been awarded since 1931, chosen by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
The award recipients are voted on before the MLB postseason starts, but the funny thing is that the winners are not announced until a few weeks after the World Series. This means that performances in the postseason do not have any influence over the winners of the awards.
These tend to be the most exciting times and where players truly come out to compete, so naturally someone could have the post season of their lives, but if they didn’t play 100% perfectly in the regular season, they wouldn’t be considered.
Traditionally, the MLB National League MVP award has been given to Outfielders or First Basemen. Last year, in 2021, Bryce Harper, a right fielder of the Philadelphia Phillies won the award.
This is Bryce Harper’s second National League MVP award, where he won his first in 2015 with the Washington Nationals. He also took home the Silver Slugger award and the Hank Aaron Award in 2021.
Past MLB NL MVP Awards
2021 – Bryce Harper (OF)
2020 – Freddie Freeman (1B)
2019 – Cody Bellinger (OF)
2018 – Christian Yelich (OF)
2017 – Giancarlo Stanton (OF)
2016 – Kris Bryant (3B/OF)
2015 – Bryce Harper (OF)
2014 – Clayton Kershaw (LHP)
2013 – Andrew McCutchen (OF)
2012 – Buster Posey (C)
2011 – Ryan Braun (OF)