​This year's American League Most Valuable Player class is absolutely stacked.


World Series champion ​Mookie Betts joins Cleveland's Jose Ramirez and perennial candidate for any award involving baseball, LA's Mike Trout, as this year's trio of finalists. 

Betts is the favorite to take home the hardware this season after winning the AL batting title with a .346 average, leading the league in runs scored (129) despite missing 26 games. He also just captured his third straight Gold Glove. 


Trout was, well... Trout. Again. He added to his Hall of Fame resume with 39 home runs and an astronomical .460 on-base percentage while hitting an impressive .312. 


Ramirez may be the only one on this list who isn't a household in every last place he goes, but he should be. He continued to make a name for himself as one of the MLB's best, hitting 39 home runs and driving in 105 while striking out just 80 times, a number unheard of for a power hitter in today's MLB.


Even if he doesn't win AL MVP, he could win an award for class:

While each member of this esteemed superstar trio certainly deserves serious honors, it will probably boil down to the man who had a 30-30 season on the team that won 108 regular season games and walked away with a world title.