Kris Bryant is the National League’s Most Valuable Player.
This was not close – but unanimous. Bryant has went from mega-prospect, to rookie of the year, to the MVP of the NL in a matter of two short seasons.
Bryant hit .292 with 39 bombs and 102 RBI and a 7.6 WAR in playing all over the diamond, leading the Cubs to their first World Series in forever. It’s Bryant’s versatility that really wins him this award, playing good corner outfield defense, his usual position of third base, and even filling in at first base when Anthony Rizzo needed days off.
Bryant was voted first place for the award on 29 of 30 ballots. He finished second on the lone ballot where he wasn’t ranked first.
Corey Seager (our personal sentimental favorite) finished third behind Daniel Murphy.
2016 NL MVP Kris Bryant, Cubs. More details on voting to come pic.twitter.com/vbHztcjCUG
— BBWAA (@officialBBWAA) November 17, 2016