There is a major league (ML) record that even Babe Ruth dared not easily surpass. Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels) was mentioned as a strong candidate for that record.
On the 29th (Korean time), ahead of the opening of the 2023 season, MLB.com, the official website of the US Major League, selected candidates to win major awards such as MVP, Cy Young Award, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year in the American League and National League. It received a vote of 87 experts, including reporters and analysts of MLB.com, to increase its credibility.
Ohtani was named on both the American League온라인바카라 MVP and Cy Young Award lists. In the meantime, pitchers who have had historic seasons have won MVP, but Ohtani is a player who challenges both pitching and batting, so this is a surprising result. He and he were reported to have received overwhelming support from voters.
MLB.com said, “If it weren’t for the historic season of Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), Ohtani would have already won two MVP awards and would have challenged for a third straight title this year.” He was an elite hitter with an adjusted OPS of 151 and an ace pitcher with 11.4 strikeouts per 9 innings and an adjusted ERA of 156.”
He continued, “We may not have seen the peak of Ohtani yet. Ten other players also received MVP votes, but he received an overwhelming number of votes.”
Ohtani also took first place in the Cy Young Award voting. MLB.com said, “Ohtani made great progress on the mound last year, posting a 2.33 ERA while striking out 219 in 166 innings. In particular, his last 19 games with a 1.67 ERA placed him fourth in last year’s Cy Young Young voting.” said.
After advancing to the major leagues in 2018, Ohtani is writing the first record in the major leagues each time with an unprecedented challenge to hit and run, which was unprecedented since Babe Ruth. Last year, he pitched 166 innings, becoming the first player in major league history to complete regulation at bats and innings as a pitcher and hitter. This is a feat that even Babe Ruth, who is also a two-time hitter, could not achieve.
It is evaluated that there is sufficient basis for the Cy Young Award competition. Last year, while throwing 20 to 30 fewer innings than other competitors, he finished in the top 5 in key indicators, including third in the league in strikeouts, fourth in ERA, and tied for fourth in most wins.
The media said, “If MLB.com experts’ predictions come true, Ohtani will become the 12th player to win the Cy Young Award and MVP in the same year. But none of the previous 11 players have played full-time as a hitter and pitcher at the same time.” I expected it.
Article by Star News