The Marlins power hitter Giancarlo Stanton has been named the 2017 National League Most Valuable Player. Stanton hit 59 homeruns, with 132 RBI’s, with a .281 average and 1.007 OPS. The 28 year-old beat out Diamondbacks first basemen Paul Goldschmidt and Cincinnati Reds first basemen Joey Votto – who only lost to Stanton by 2 points. Stanton becomes the first Marlins player to win MVP.
Despite Stanton’s huge season – his team the Miami Marlins had a finishing record of 77-85 – 20 games behind the Nationals in the NL East divisional race. It is likely that Giancarlo will be traded this off season as Marlins’ new ownership is planning to cut salary this off season.