Mike Trout's MVP year in 2014 saw him play his final game that season at the age of 23 years and 52 days; few had ever been younger in the concluding contest of an MVP campaign. Trout's bragging rights among active players didn't last very long, for Bryce Harper -- the 2015 National League MVP -- played his last game this season at 22 years and 353 days old. This angle is just one that is worth exploring when it comes to the extraordinary year authored by the Nationals outfielder.
With Harper submarining Trout, the five youngest position player MVPs -- as identified by their age in the final regular-season game of that MVP campaign -- follow below. Utilizing a contemporary approach to value and production for each member in this quintet, Harper shines:
Roger Schlueter is senior researcher for MLB Productions. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.