On Monday, Corbin Carroll became the first player in Diamondbacks history to be named Rookie of the Year now, just three days later, he has placed 5th in the National League MVP voting.
Acuna recorded one of the best regular seasons in modern baseball history.
He led the league with 149 runs, 217 hits, 73 stolen bases, a .416 OBP, and a 1.012 OPS.
At just 25 years old, Ronald Acuna Jr. has already participated in four All-Star games, is a three-time Silver Slugger, has won Rookie of the Year, and is now an MVP.
Coming in at 2nd place in the MVP voting was Mookie Betts, who received all 30 of the 2nd place votes.
It would have been Betts’ second MVP award, his other coming while he was with the Red Sox in 2018.
At 3rd was his teammate, Freddie Freeman, followed by Matt Olson in 4th and Corbin Carroll in 5th.
Ronald Acuña Jr. unanimously wins the NL MVP award after receiving all 30 first place votes pic.twitter.com/y8uF8ZYgiW
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) November 16, 2023
That places Corbin Carroll, who, just as a reminder, is just a rookie, next to some elite company.
The last player to win both Rookie of the Year and MVP in the same season was Ichiro Suzuki back in 2001, who, ironically, was Carroll’s childhood idol growing up as he was a huge Mariners fan.