Former University of San Diego Torero Kris Bryant has another title: National League Most Valuable Player.
The 24-year-old third baseman helped lead the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series Championship in 108 years, finishing the regular season with 39 home runs and 102 RBI’s. Bryant capped off the post season with three homers and eight RBI.
The USD product is the youngest player to win a World Series and MVP in the same season since Cal Ripken Jr. back in 1983. He is also the Cubs first MVP since Sammy Sosa won the award back in 1998.
Bryant has succeeded at every level.
At USD, he was named College Player of the year in 2013. He also received the award for Minor League Player of the Year the following year, NL Rookie of the Year last season, and now MVP.
Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy was the runner up, with Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager finishing third. Bryant’s teammate Anthony Rizzo would take fourth place.
Los Angeles Angels Mike Trout was named American League MVP; this is his second MVP award for the young 25-year old Center Fielder.