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HARPER & DONALDSON ARE MVPs

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November 20, 2015, New York City  Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was unanimously voted the 2015 National League Most Valuable Player. Harper, who is 22 years old, is now the fourth youngest player to win the M.V.P. award in history. Harper also made history in Washington, as he is the first National to win the MVP award including the Montreal Expos. This past season Harper batted .330 with 42 Homeruns. In Harper’s four-year career, he was bound to capture this award as he has a career batting average of .289 with 97 home runs). Harper finished first place in voting with 420 points, Arizona Diamondbacks Paul Goldschmidt finished in second place with 234 points.

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson won a tight competition for the Most Valuable Player Award for the American League. Donaldson finished the 2015 season batting .297 with 41 home runs. Despite getting eliminated in the American League Championship series, Donaldson had a tremendous postseason posting a batting average of .244 with three home runs.

Donaldson had a different journey earning his M.V.P. award. Donaldson’s, who is 30 years old, career got started when the Oakland Athletics acquired him. According to MLB.COM, Donaldson is the eighth third baseman to win the MVP award in his first season with Toronto after coming from Oakland in a blockbuster trade. Donaldson tells MLB.COM, “It’s been a journey that’s for sure.”

With Harper winning the M.V.P. award, can the 22 year old make his way to the Bronx? After the collapse of the Washington Nationals at the end of the season and the altercation with his teammate Jonathan Papelbon, Sweeny Murti from newyork.cbslocal.com says, “I asked an executive who had a better chance of playing right-field for the Yankees in 2019 Aaron Judge or Bryce Harper? The Response was Judge in left, Harper in Right.”

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