2020 MLB Season: top 5 NL East MVP candidates, ranked

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 28: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets celebrates his third inning home run against the Atlanta Braves as he runs the bases at Citi Field on September 28, 2019 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Braves 3-0. The home run was Alonso's 53rd of the season setting a new rookie record. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 28: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets celebrates his third inning home run against the Atlanta Braves as he runs the bases at Citi Field on September 28, 2019 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Braves 3-0. The home run was Alonso's 53rd of the season setting a new rookie record. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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2020 MLB Season: Top 5 NL East MVP candidates

Ronald Acuna Jr. – Atlanta Braves

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Las Vegas currently has Acuna as the favorite to win the NL MVP, after finishing fifth for the award last season.

His 2019 campaign was historic. He scored 127 runs, hit 41 home runs, drove in 101 runs, stole and stole 37 bases. This will not be the last time he hits at least 30 home runs and steals at least 30 bases. He was also a Silver Slugger and All-Star in his first full season.

He led the NL in runs scored and stolen bases. After his 2019 season, he proved to be one of the best players in the league, and he just turned 22-years-old.

Freddie Freeman predicted Acuna to win the award this year. His own teammates acknowledge his greatness. The Venezuela-native has become a star a lot quicker than people would have thought. He has been dominant since he has been in the league.

Acuna has one of the highest ceilings in baseball, considering how quickly he has developed.

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He is the player from the NL East most likely to win the NL MVP. It is going to be between Acuna, Cody Bellinger, Christian Yelich and Mookie Betts. The race is going to be fierce and competitive, probably lasting the whole season.