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Every MLB Team’s 2014 MVP At The All-Star Break

Every MLB Team's MVP At The 2014 All-Star Break

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Every MLB team, regardless of how good or bad, has its very own MVP. Some teams would be able to tread water without theirs, while others would likely find themselves lost and desperate. The following big leaguers are the best of the best for their respective clubs, so join along and find out who's leading the way on your favorite squad.

Arizona Diamondbacks: Paul Goldschmidt

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Arizona Diamondbacks: Paul Goldschmidt

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.308 AVG, 16 HR, 61 RBI, 66 runs

Goldschmidt is by far Arizona's best player, and is one of the most dynamic hitters in the game.

Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman

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Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman

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.295 AVG, 13 HR, 52 RBI, 64 runs

It was a close call for Atlanta's MVP, but Freeman has kept this surprisingly weak offense afloat with his productive bat.

Baltimore Orioles: Nelson Cruz

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Baltimore Orioles: Nelson Cruz

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.287 AVG, 28 HR, 74 RBI, 56 runs

After struggling to find a home during the offseason, this bomber ranks second in baseball in both HR and RBI. The O's must feel like they won the lottery.

Boston Red Sox: Jon Lester

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Boston Red Sox: Jon Lester

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9-7, 2.65 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 134 K

Lester has anchored a weak pitching staff, and is having the best statistical season of his career.

Chicago Cubs: Anthony Rizzo

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Chicago Cubs: Anthony Rizzo

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.275 AVG, 20 HR, 49 RBI, 62 runs

The Cubs' best hitter has really broken out this season and is likely to put up career-best numbers across the board.

Chicago White Sox: Jose Abreu

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Chicago White Sox: Jose Abreu

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.292 AVG, 29 HR, 73 RBI, 49 runs

The White Sox hit the jackpot with this Cuban defect, as the rookie leads the league in HRs and ranks third in RBIs.

Cincinnati Reds: Todd Frazier

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Cincinnati Reds: Todd Frazier

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.290 AVG, 19 HR, 53 RBI, 57 runs, 14 steals

The Reds 3B has turned into a stud this season, and has turned into Cincy's best hitter too.

Cleveland Indians: Michael Brantley

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Cleveland Indians: Michael Brantley

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.322 AVG, 15 HR, 63 RBI, 63 runs, 10 steals

Seemingly out of nowhere, Brantley has turned into an absolute beast for the Indians this season, and has been one of the 10 best hitters in the game to this point.

Colorado Rockies: Troy Tulowitzki

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Colorado Rockies: Troy Tulowitzki

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.345 AVG, 21 HR, 52 RBI, 71 runs

He may have Coors Field to help boost those lofty stats, but there's no denying that Tulowitzki has been one of the game's best hitters in 2014.

Detroit Tigers: Victor Matinez

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Detroit Tigers: Victor Matinez

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.328 AVG, 21 HR, 55 RBI, 45 runs

Miguel Cabrera may get most of the acclaim, but Martinez and his career season have been the best in Motown this year.

Houston Astros: Jose Altuve

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Houston Astros: Jose Altuve

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.335 AVG, 2 HR, 27 RBI, 49 runs, 41 steals

The hapless Astros haven't had much to be proud of this season, but their small-framed 2B has certainly been a nightmare for opposing teams to deal with.

Kansas City Royals: Greg Holland

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Kansas City Royals: Greg Holland

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1.82 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, 25 saves

The Royals' closer has been lights-out yet again this season, as he's only blown one save in 26 opportunities.

Los Angeles Angels: Mike Trout

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Los Angeles Angels: Mike Trout

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.310 AVG, 22 HR, 73 RBI, 65 runs, 10 steals

I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that this youngster may be in for a pretty solid career. Just maybe.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw

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Los Angeles Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw

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11-2, 1.78 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, 126 K

Baseball's best pitcher is on pace for a historically good season, and may just end up with a shiny NL MVP trophy come November.

Miami Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton

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Miami Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton

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.295 AVG, 21 HR, 63 RBI, 61 runs, 8 steals

The Marlins' offense has been surprisingly good this season, and having this beast in the middle of the lineup is a big reason why.

Milwaukee Brewers: Carlos Gomez

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Milwaukee Brewers: Carlos Gomez

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.304 AVG, 14 HR, 48 RBI, 58 runs, 17 steals

Gomez has proven that last season was by no means a fluke, and has turned into Milwaukee's most consistent hitter.

Minnesota Twins: Brian Dozier

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Minnesota Twins: Brian Dozier

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.242 AVG, 18 HR, 45 RBI, 69 runs, 16 steals

The Twins 2B has already tied his career-high in HR, and may join the elite 30-30 club by season's end.

New York Mets: Daniel Murphy

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New York Mets: Daniel Murphy

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.294 AVG, 7 HR, 37 RBI, 56 runs, 11 steals

With David Wright struggling through much of the season, this fellow has stepped up as the Mets' most consistent bat.

New York Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka

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New York Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka

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12-4, 2.51 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 135 Ks

This Japanese phenom has lived up to the hype and then some. It's a shame he'll be out for quite a while due to a partially torn UCL in his elbow.

Oakland Athletics: Scott Kazmir

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Oakland Athletics: Scott Kazmir

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11-3, 2.38 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, 108 Ks

Kazmir has resurrected his career in Oakland this season, and has never been more dominant as a pro.

Philadelphia Phillies: Marlon Byrd

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Philadelphia Phillies: Marlon Byrd

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.263 AVG, 18 HR, 54 RBI, 49 runs

This 36-year-old veteran is having one of his best seasons, and has been the biggest bright spot on a disappointing Phillies offense.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Andrew McCutchen

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Andrew McCutchen

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.324 AVG, 17 HR, 61 RBI, 57 runs, 15 steals

The 2013 NL MVP is up to his old tricks again, as only Mike Trout is having a better offensive campaign.

San Diego Padres: Huston Street

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San Diego Padres: Huston Street

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1.09 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, 24 saves

The Padres are one of baseball's weakest teams, but that hasn't stopped Street from piling up 24 saves in 25 opportunities.

San Francisco Giants: Hunter Pence

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San Francisco Giants: Hunter Pence

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.297 AVG, 12 HR, 33 RBI, 67 runs, 8 steals

Pence may not be the biggest name in the Giants' lineup, but he has easily been their best hitter this season.

Seattle Mariners: Felix Hernandez

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Seattle Mariners: Felix Hernandez

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11-2, 2.12 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, 154 Ks

When Hernandez won the AL Cy Young Award back in 2010, his numbers weren't nearly as good as they are this season. He's easily the front-runner yet again in 2014.

St. Louis Cardinals: Adam Wainwright

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St. Louis Cardinals: Adam Wainwright

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12-4, 1.83 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, 115 Ks

Over his illustrious career, Wainwright has never put up better numbers. If not for Clayton Kershaw, he would likely be the leading candidate for the NL Cy Young Award.

Tampa Bay Rays: David Price

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Tampa Bay Rays: David Price

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9-7, 3.23 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 164 Ks

After a bit of a rocky stretch early in the season, few pitchers have been more dominant than Price since the end of May.

Texas Rangers: Adrian Beltre

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Texas Rangers: Adrian Beltre

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.337 AVG, 13 HR, 51 RBI, 51 runs

The Rangers' offense has been surprisingly mediocre this season, but the ever-steady Beltre hasn't been slowed down one bit.

Toronto Blue Jays: Edwin Encarnacion

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Toronto Blue Jays: Edwin Encarnacion

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.277 AVG, 26 HR, 70 RBI, 57 runs

The only thing that has slowed this slugger down in 2014 is a quad injury. He will hopefully be back to mashing baseballs within three weeks.

Washington Nationals: Anthony Rendon

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Washington Nationals: Anthony Rendon

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.287 AVG, 13 HR, 53 RBI, 67 runs, 8 steals

After a mediocre rookie campaign, the Nationals' young 2B has been one of the league's best at his position to this point in 2014.

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