This Major League Baseball season features a fascinating NL MVP race, as the National League is full of star power. While the favorites to win this award originated in the National League West, a star from the NL East has taken over the top spot on the list of favorites. Here, we look at this year’s NL MVP odds and make our pick to win the award from the long list of viable contenders.
NL MVP Odds
NL MVP Picks & Prediction
Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves
We took Ronald Acuna Jr. to win the NL MVP award before the start of the 2023 season, expcting him to perform well for a Braves team that should be among the best in the National League. So far, so good. Acuna has moved up to the top of the list of NL MVP favorites, and we like him to finish the job as the regular season nears its end.
Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers
Mookie Betts had an incredible second half of the season, vaulting him into the race for the NL MVP. While it looks like his bid to win this award is going to fall short, Betts is a big reason for the improvement of the LA Dodgers, as they moved from the middle of the pack in the NL West to the top of the heap. The Dodgers now have a fighting chance to win the National League pennant again, and Betts is a huge reason for that.
Who Will Win NL MVP?
We like Ronald Acuna to win this award this season, as he has built himself a big lead in the race against Betts. Atlanta sewing up the best record in the National League is the final domino to fall in this race, as that would likely solidify Acuna’s position as the Most Valuable Player in the NL, as Bets will have to settle for seeking revenge in the playoffs.