Ohtani voted AL MVP for 2-way season, Harper wins NL honor

Ohtani received all 30 first-place votes and 420 points in voting by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Toronto first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was second with 29 sekondes en 269 punte, and Blue Jays infielder Marcus Semien was third with 232 punte. Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez got the other second-place vote.


Ohtani hit .257 met 46 homers, 100 RBIs and a .965 OPS as the Los Angeles Angels’ full-time designated hitter, and he went 9-2 met 'n 3.18 ERA in 23 starts with 156 strikeouts and 44 walks in 130 1/3 innings. It was the first full season on the mound for the 27-year-old right-hander following Tommy John surgery in 2019.

Ohtani won AL Rookie of the Year in 2018 after leaving the Pacific League’s Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters to sign with the Angels. This year he became the first two-way starter in the history of the All-Star Game, wat begin het in 1933.

Ruth had just two seasons in which he thrived at the plate while pitching regularly. He batted .300 met 11 homers and 61 RBIs in 1918 while going 13-7 met 'n 2.22 ERA for Boston, then hit .322 met 29 homers and 113 RBIs in 1919 while going 9-5 met 'n 2.97 ERA. Ruth was sold to the Yankees that December and made just five mound appearances in his final 16 seisoene.

Guerrero, 22, tied for the major league lead with 48 homers, batting .311 met 111 RBIs. Sy vader, Vladimir, wen die 2004 AL MVP award with the Anaheim Angels.

Semien batted .265 met 42 homers and 102 RBIs. The 31-year-old is among this offseason’s top free agents.

Harper received 17 van 30 first-place votes and 348 points from a separate panel. Washington outfielder Juan Soto was second with six firsts and 274 punte, and San Diego shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was third with two firsts and 244 punte.

Harper overcame getting hit in the face with a 97 mph pitch from Génesis Cabrera of the St. Louis Cardinals on April 28 to bat .309 met 35 homers for Philadelphia. The 29-year-old led the major leagues with a .465 slugging percentage and 1.044 OPS, tied for the lead with 42 doubles and had 84 RBIs.

But the Phillies missed the playoffs for the third straight season since he signed a $ 330 miljoen, 13-year contract. Harper was voted a unanimous MVP with Washington in 2015.

Soto, a first-time All-Star at age 23, getref .313 met 29 homers and 95 RBIs. He led the major leagues with 145 walks and a .465 on-base percentage.

Tatis, 22, led the NL with 42 home runs, hitting .282 met 97 RBIs.




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