There is no ‘ML Team of the Month’ Ohtani → ‘SP Cole-DH Muncy’
The 2023 major league season, one month after the opening. Who was the best performer at each position in the first month? Shohei Ohtani (29) was nowhere to be found.
On the 2nd (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, announced the selection of the 2023 Major League Baseball Team of the Month. This is based on scores from March and April.
First of all, Gerrit Cole (33, New York Yankees), who is running toward his first Cy Young Award, has risen as the starting pitcher. Cole flew with 5 wins undefeated and an average ERA of 1.11.
In particular, Cole pitched 40 2/3 innings in six games and did not hit a single home run. Compared to Cole’s 33 home runs last year, that’s a staggering number.
In the infield, catcher Jonah Haim (28, Texas Rangers), first baseman Yandi Diaz (32, Tampa Bay Rays), second baseman Luis Araez (26, Miami Marlins), third baseman Matt Chapman (30, Toronto Blue Jays), shortstop Zander Bo Guts (31, San Diego Padres) went up.
Also in the outfield were Jared Kelnik (24, Seattle Mariners) – Brandon Marsh (26, Philadelphia Phillies) – Ronald Acuña Jr. (26, Atlanta Braves).메이저사이트
David Bedner (29), who led the rise of the Pittsburgh Pirates, was selected as the relief pitcher, and Max Muncy (33, LA Dodgers) was named the designated hitter.
Ohtani, who is aiming for his second Most Valuable Player (MVP) award through his outstanding two-time double-up, did not make the list.
This means that Ohtani was behind the call as a pitcher and far behind as a designated hitter. Looking at the results of Cole and Muncy, it is also possible that Ohtani was excluded.