A First Time in ML History Ohtani Unanimous MVP Again

Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels) again unanimously received the honor of MVP for the second time in his career. 

He also set a record by becoming the first player in history to win unanimous MVP honors twice. 카지노사이트랭크

Ohtani, who is considered the biggest free agent this winter, was selected as MVP, further raising his stock.

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) released the results of the MVP voting for both major leagues on the 17th (Korean time). 

Ohtani was selected for the American League, and Ronald Acuña Jr.

(26, Atlanta Braves) received the honor for the National League.

Both players were unanimous winners, making it the first time in major league history that the MVPs of both major leagues were unanimously decided.

Ohtani was selected as a finalist and competed with infielders Corey Seager and Marcus Siemian

who led the Texas Rangers to their first World Series victory. Ohtani was unable to complete the season as a pitcher as he underwent surgery last month due to elbow pain

but he served as a pitcher until August. 

He emerged as a strong candidate for MVP by producing top-tier results in the major leagues while also pitching.

Ohtani swept all 30 first place votes and earned a total score of 420 points. 

Second place was Seager, who received 24 second place votes and six third place votes, scoring 264 points. 

Simeon, ranked 3rd, received 5 2nd place votes and 25 3rd place votes or lower, leading with 216 points.

Ohtani won his first MVP honor by unanimous decision in 2021. 

This was the year he first proved his potential as a two-hitting star. 

Ohtani played 23 games as a pitcher that year, recording 9 wins and 2 losses, 130⅓ innings, 156 strikeouts, and an ERA of 3.18. 

At the plate, he had 158 games, a batting average of .257 (138 hits in 537 at-bats), 46 home runs, 100 RBI, and an OPS of 0.964. 

Last year, despite his outstanding performance, he was blocked by the ‘home run king’ Aaron Judge (New York Yankees). 

Ohtani had a career-high season as a pitcher last year with 28 games, 15 wins, 9 losses, 166 innings, 219 strikeouts, and an ERA of 2.33. 

At the plate, in 157 games, he batted 0.273 (160-for-586), 34 home runs, 95 RBI, and an OPS of 0.875.

However, because Judge left a strong impression by setting an American League record for home runs with 62, Ohtani only received two first-place votes in the MVP voting. 

Ohtani once again made history as unanimous MVP this year, proving why he is currently called a superstar in the major leagues.

Ohtani became the second player in Angels history to win MVP more than twice after Mike Trout. 

Trout was nominated for MVP three years in a row from 2014 to 2016, and Ohtani was the first Angels player to be nominated for MVP three years in a row since Trout.

He also became the seventh MVP in Angels history.

He was honored as the best player in the American League in that order:

Don Baylor in 1979, Vladimir Guerrero in 2004, Trout in 2014, 2016, and 2019, and Ohtani in 2021 and this year.

Ohtani appeared in 135 games as a hitter this year, recording a batting average of 0.304 (151 in-bats in 497 at-bats), an OPS of 1.066, 44 home runs, 95 RBIs, and 102 runs. 

He ranked first overall in the big leagues in three categories: slugging percentage (0.654), OPS, and wRC+ (180). wRC+ is adjusted scoring production.

 44 home runs is the most in the American League.

On the mound, he started 23 games and recorded 10 wins, 5 losses, 132 innings, 167 strikeouts, and an ERA of 3.14. 

His hitting percentage was only 0.184. If he had completed the season without elbow pain, he could have aimed for top-tier results in the league. 

Even while he was sick, Ohtani was responsible for more than 10 wins and fulfilled his duties as the team’s best hitter and ace.

Ohtani recorded 10 wins and more than 10 home runs for the second consecutive year since last year, and summoned Babe Ruth again. 

Since Ruth in 1918, Ohtani was the only player in both major leagues to record 10 wins and 10 home runs or more for two consecutive years.

In the National League, Acuña Jr. was honored with the award. 

Acuña Jr. proudly took first place in the National League, dominating 30 first-place votes. Acuña Jr. was named MVP for the first time in his career.

Acuña Jr. emerged as a strong MVP candidate this year, becoming the first player in Major League history to join the 40 home runs and 70 stolen bases club. 

He had already won the Silver Slugger Award, having batted .337 (217 hits in 643 at-bats), 41 home runs, 106 RBI, 73 stolen bases, and an OPS of 1.012 in 159 games. 

He ranked first in the major leagues in hits, stolen bases, on-base percentage (0.416), and runs scored (149), and ranked first in the National League in OPS.

MLB.com said, ‘Acuña Jr. set a fantastic record (40-70) in a changing environment with new regulations such as limiting checks and increasing the size of the base.

However, other than Acuña Jr., none of the 13 batters who hit more than 35 home runs had more than 21 stolen bases.’

Acuña Jr. also became the first player to rank first in hits, runs, on-base percentage, OPS, and bases in his league since Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox in 1967. 

It is a record set only by players who were in the Hall of Fame, such as Knapp LaJoy in 1901, Ty Cobb in 1909 and 1915, Rogers Hornsby in 1921, 1922, and 1924, and Stan Musial in 1948.

Acuña Jr. became the 8th MVP in Atlanta history. Acuña Jr.

gave Atlanta the MVP trophy for the first time in three years after Freddie Freeman (current Dodgers) won the award in the 2020 COVID-19 shortened season.

Acuña Jr. ranks first in the National League with 643 at-bats and has no intention of stopping even though he has played so much that he has recorded 73 stolen bases. Acuña Jr. is scheduled to compete in the Venezuela Winter League this winter.

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