Race for AL MVP: Yordan Alvarez vs. Aaron Judge

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Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros
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Where Alvarez holds the advantage

Alvarez holds a slight lead in walks, and has struck out significantly less than Judge. The Astro has been fanned 33 times on the season, while Judge has struck out 58 times. Another way to look at this is that Judge has struck out in 29% of his at-bats, while Alvarez has struck out in only 19% of his.

When it comes to on-base percentage between these two monster seasons for both players, Alvarez has been better at getting on-base. The Astros’ slugger currently gets on at a .391 clip, while Judge reaches base at a .382 clip.

Additionally, Alvarez has momentum, slightly outperforming Judge over each player’s respective last 10 games. Over his last 10 games, Alvarez has launched four home runs, and notched 17 hits with nine RBI. Meanwhile, in the same amount of action, Judge has 12 hits, four homers and eight RBI. It could be that Alvarez may be gaining ground.