Runner-Up: Josh Donaldson
Josh Donaldson’s exploits this season have been well documented over the course of the awards week so far. His defense ranges from solid to “How did he end up in the second row?” His bat kept the team alive during its early struggles long enough for the reinforcements to arrive.
Blue Jays fans await the announcement of the American League MVP tonight with bated breath knowing that one of their own could be justly rewarded for a Hall-of-Fame level season.
Donaldson played both baseball and football growing up along the Gulf of Mexico. He brings that kind of hard-charging mentality onto the field with plays like the diving catch in Tampa and the unique slide around Yan Gomes pictured above. If Donaldson maintains his trademark aggression at the plate and on the field, a repeat performance is not out of the question.
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