Shohei Ohtani has dominated the league over the past two years. In 2021, he established himself as one of the best two-way players in MLB history, hitting 46 home runs and hitting . 257 with 100 RBIs, a . 3.18, recorded WHIP 1.09. He did it en route to becoming the 19th unanimous Most Valuable Player award winner in MLB history.
273, 34 homers, 95 RBI, 15-9, 2.33 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 219 strikeouts. He finished as the runner-up for the American League MVP award and was ranked fourth in the American League SI Young voting, although many believed he should have been rated higher.
Ohtani is currently gearing up for his sixth season in MLB and the final year of his contract with the Angels. So what does he have in store for his 29-year-old season, which Sports Illustrated’s MLB insider Tom Verducci thinks is another MVP.
“Shohei Ohtani Wins American League MVP”
“There is no shortage of wonders,” writes Verducci. “One potential wrinkle: If the Angels fall out of the playoff race (again), Shohei Ohtani could be traded to the NL’s Dodgers mid-season, and Julio Rodriguez or Adley Lucciman win the AL award. open the door to
So as long as the Angels keep Ohtani on their roster and remain competitive enough to stay in the American League all season, Berducci predicts he’ll win his second MVP in three years.
If he can pull off the feat, he will become the 33rd player in MLB history to win multiple MVPs. His current teammate Mike Trout and former teammate Albert Pujols are two of him. Trout won him the MVP award in 2014 and 2016 (and he won in 2019) and Pujols won in 2008 and 2009 (and 2005) before coming to Anaheim. Did.
The only thing that stopped Ohtani from winning in 2022 was Judges breaking the American League single-season home run record. So unless no one breaks the long-standing major record, Ohtani should have a good chance of winning his second MVP next season.