If the MLB season ended today, your NL MVP would probably be Joey Votto, and your AL MVP would indisputably be Miguel Cabrera.

Fortunately, the season doesn’t end today. We have four months left during which injuries or prolonged cold streaks could drastically alter the voting for the most popular end-of-season award.

Should those favorites drift back to the pack, there are five dark horses in each league who would gladly find a home for the award above their fireplace.

Read on to find out how we got to that number and who those candidates are.

*All statistics are courtesy of ESPN.com and FanGraphs.com and are accurate through the start of play on Monday, May 27.

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