This post marks our eighth and final post in our series highlighting baseball's major postseason awards. Today we do our due diligence in breaking down the National League Most Valuable Player Award. Here are the candidates:
Ryan Braun - LF Milwaukee Brewers
2011 notable stats: .332/.397/.597, 33 HR, 111 RBI, 33 SB, 7.7 WAR
-Braun paced the league in SLG and OPS (.994), was second in average, runs scored, WAR and total bases (336), ranked fourth in RBI, and tied for fourth in doubles (38).
Prince Fielder - 1B Milwaukee Brewers
2011 notable stats: .299/.415/.566, 38 HR, 120 RBI, 5.2 WAR
-Played in all 162 games, led the majors in IBB (32), was second in the league in homers, RBI and OBP, and was third in runs created (135) and total bases (322).
Matt Kemp - CF Los Angeles Dodgers
2011 notable stats: .324/.399/.586, 39 HR, 126 RBI, 40 SB, 10.0 WAR
-Kemp led the majors in WAR and RBI, paced the league in homers, total bases (353), runs created (141) and runs scored...