With most of the high-impact free agents signing new teams and organizations beginning to focus on spring training for 2023, we can finally start predicting and speculating about player performance next season. increase.
One player expected to have a big season is Jose RamirezMLB.com predicts he will be the American League MVP.
It is difficult to refute this prediction.
MLB is making some rule changes for next year, finally undoing changes that have held Ramirez back in the past. Jose also played over a torn ligament in his thumb that he had suffered all through June. He had built a pretty strong case for his MVP prior to this.
Despite the thumb injury, Ramirez posted .280/.355/.514 and had 126 RBIs and 29 home runs. There’s a reason fans call him “The Goat”.
It will also force the team to pitch more to Ramirez next season. He deliberately walked his 20th, which was his MLB most. (Yes, that was all Aaron Judge He intentionally walked 19 times during his MVP season.)
Cleveland now has a real power hitter in the cleanup slot. One of the biggest moves the Guardians made this offseason was to acquire the incumbent Silver Slugger. Josh Bell Play first base and hit behind Ramirez.
J-Ram has never won an MVP, but he’s been a strong contender year after year. He has been in the top five four times in his career and was runner-up in the 2020 season. Ramirez also finished third in his MVP voting for the 2017 season and his 2018 season.
Guardians fans already have plenty of reasons to get excited about 2023. This prediction is another reason to add it to our list.
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