2023 First MVP mock vote → ‘AL Otani-NL Acuña JR’

Early May, still early season. However, they have already played more than 30 games per team. Who is the MVP of each league in the current situation?

MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, announced on the 9th (Korean time) the results of the mock voting for the MVP of the two leagues in which a total of 43 people voted.

First of all, in the American League, Ohtani Shohei (29, LA Angels), who had a strong pitching career this season as well, was expected to win 30 first place votes.

Ohtani started 7 games as a pitcher and pitched 39 innings, going 4-0 with a 2.54 ERA. 59 strikeouts.

In addition, as a hitter, he recorded a batting average of 0.301, 7 home runs, 22 RBIs, 21 runs, 40 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.369 OPS of 0.895 in 34 games. In other words, both pitching and hitting were all-star or better.

Currently, Ohtani is in a slump for two consecutive games as a pitcher. Nonetheless, he is recording excellent results enough to enter the video competition between the American League.

Following Ohtani, Wander Franco took second place with three first-place votes, and Matt Chapman, who got one, took third place. Arozarena, who was surprised, was only 4th despite having 6 first-place votes.

Going on, Ohtani’s teammate Mike Trout was fifth with two first-place votes. Except for the 1st place vote, the rest of the tables and rankings outside the 5th place were not disclosed.

In the National League, a more overwhelming MVP came out. Ronald Acuña Jr. (26), who leads the offense of the Atlanta Braves, received 40 first-place votes.메이저사이트

Acuña Junior recorded a batting average of 0.338, 6 homers, 21 RBIs, 30 points, 46 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.431 OPS of 0.983 in 35 games of the season until the 9th. He also stole 15 bases.

Being at the top of most hitting indicators except for home runs. In particular, Acuña Jr. has achieved remarkable growth in the walk-strikeout ratio, which has been pointed out as a weakness.

Last year, Acuna Junior’s walks and strikeouts were 53 and 126, respectively. However, until the 9th, he recorded 21 walks and 23 strikeouts. It is a 1:1 ratio.

After that, Sean Murphy, who is showing amazing attack power as a Gold Glove catcher, rose to second place with three first-place votes, followed by Luis Araez, Max Muncy, and Mookie Betts.

One interesting thing is that Ohtani and Acuña Jr. were the players who received the rookie of the year in both leagues in 2018.

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