‘Tatani vs. Tutani?’ The story of how all AL MVP candidates became Ohtani


Are you the only competitor? The American League (AL) MVP race is in fact the solo system of Ohtani Shohei (29, LA Angels).토토사이트

Fox Sports posted a vote on Twitter on the 13th (Korean time) asking who they would pick as the MVP of the regular season. In the National League (NL), Ronald Agunya Jr. (Atlanta Braves), Freddie Freeman, Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers), and Corbin Carroll (Arizona Diamondbacks) were on the list of candidates.

The player with the most votes in the NL is Acuna Jr. Acuña Jr., who recorded 21 homers and 41 steals in the first half alone, received overwhelming support with about 74% of the vote.

It was the AL vote, not the NL, that caught the attention of the fans.

Fox Sports selected Ohtani as all four AL MVP candidates. Candidates No. 1, No. 2, No. 4 were ‘batter’ Ohtani, and No. 3 was ‘pitcher’ Ohtani. It was a candidate list that meant that Ohtani showed overwhelming performance in the AL in the first half. Fans are enjoying voting by giving more than 60% support to Ohtani, the ‘batter’.

This season, “batter” Ohtani participated in 89 games in the first half and recorded an overwhelming batting average of 0.302, 32 homers, 71 RBIs, 11 stolen bases, and an OPS of 1.050. Ohtani is sweeping the top of most indicators in the AL batting rankings, including home runs, triples (6), slugging percentage (0.663), OPS 1st, RBI 2nd, runs scored (63) and on-base percentage (0.387) 3rd. His batting performance alone deserves to be counted among the strongest MVP candidates.

‘Pitcher’ Ohtani started 17 games and recorded 7-4 with a 3.32 ERA. He struck out 132 batters in 100⅓ innings, and he is third in AL strikeouts. Strikeouts per 9 innings (11.84) is second only to Kevin Gauzman (11.90, Toronto Blue Jays).

There is no obvious competitor to stop Ohtani’s solo MVP race. Aaron Judge, who hit 62 home runs last year and won the MVP race against Ohtani, has already been out of action for more than a month due to a toe ligament injury.

Ohtani, who won the AL MVP unanimously in 2021, challenges the second MVP in his personal career. Baseball fans are paying attention to whether Ohtani, who won the World Baseball Classic (WBC) MVP in March, can win two MVP trophies this year alone.

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