What an absolute joke Mike Trout is. That's some Babe Ruth type shit like when he out homered the entire rest of the league. The thing I repeatedly try to emphasize about Trout is that he is not just the best player in baseball right now. He is a generational type talent that is dominating more than anyone we have seen since Barry Bonds in his prime.
The guy has accumulated more WAR in his career than 48 active Hall of Famers. He has accumulated more WAR through his age 24 season than any player has ever accumulated through an age 24 season. In other words, through the age of 24, he is off to the best statistical start in the history of baseball. Keep this in mind when all these prospects come up and are deemed "the next Mike Trout". There is no next Trout. Carlos Correa and Kris Bryant have been absolutely incredible but are not the next Trout.
Despite the immense production Trout has put up this year there are actually people who believe he should not win AL MVP. When the month of September began it was considered a four man race between Trout, Mookie Betts, Josh Donaldson, and Jose Altuve. Donaldson and Altuve have gone cold this month so that leaves Trout and Betts. The two are neck and neck in batting average, homers, and stolen bases but Trout leads in virtually ever other offensive category including offensive WAR, OBP, slugging, OPS, runs, walks, adjusted OPS, WRC+, and runs created.
Now that we've basically proven Trout is having the better season the anti-Trout voters will say "but he doesn't play for a winning team!" Guess what? Who gives a shit. It's the most valuable player award. We just showed Trout has been more valuable this year than Betts. If you switch what teams they're on the Red Sox would be better off with Trout. It makes zero sense to punish him for this award because the Angels front office can't build a competitor around him.
And if your argument is that Trout should finish second that doesn't make any sense either. If playing for a team under .500 is that much of a factor then Trout should finish fifth, below Betts, Donaldson, Altuve, and Manny Machado. And if Trout finishes fifth in the MVP voting when he has accumulated more WAR than four entire teams this year then what are we doing? Don't over think it. Trout is the AL MVP.