In 2009, Albert Pujols and Joe Mauer each won his league’s Most Valuable Player Award.

For Pujols, it was a unanimous victory and his third MVP Award, tying the non-Bonds record of three, held by many players.

For Mauer, it was almost unanimous – some Tiger-homer voted for Miguel Cabrera – and his first MVP, putting him on the long list of catchers to have won the AL MVP Award.

Other than their 2009 Most Valuable Player Awards, Pujols and Mauer have something else in common – they each lead this list of the top ten players who may one day be the best player to ever play their position.

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