Phillies: Ranking Bryce Harper with the other likely NL MVP candidates

Jason Reed
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 26: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies in action against the Arizona Diamondbacks during a game at Citizens Bank Park on August 26, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 26: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies in action against the Arizona Diamondbacks during a game at Citizens Bank Park on August 26, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) – Phillies Bryce Harper
(Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) – Phillies Bryce Harper /

Bryce Harper is in the midst of his first true run at the National League MVP with the Philadelphia Phillies. Harper’s 2015 MVP season with the Washington Nationals was one of the best seasons of the decade and he is putting together quite the season in 2021.

Harper has never received an MVP vote with the Phillies and he will definitely, at the very least, be an MVP finalist in the NL.

But how does Harper stand up against the likely other MVP finalists in Max Muncy and Fernando Tatis Jr.? While other players like Trea Turner and Nicholas Castellanos could sneak their way onto the list, those are the three favorites as it stands today.

So how does Bryce Harper stack up against the other MVP candidates?

There are multiple things to consider when discussing the MVP vote. The baseline numbers are important, as are the advanced numbers, the impact the player has on his team and the team’s success overall.

Most Phillies fans would probably pick Harper as their MVP favorite as it stands today. In this article, we take an objective look and rank the three MVP frontrunners by the likelihood that they will win the award.

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