Ohtani is unanimously named American League MVP

Shohei Ohtani, 29, has been named this year’s Major League Baseball (MLB) American League Most Valuable Player (MVP). It’s his second time in 2021.
Ohtani received all 30 first-place votes in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) American League Most Valuable Player voting on Sunday (ET), totaling 420 points.

Only 12 times has a player been unanimously voted Most Valuable Player.

Corey Seager and Marcus Semien of this year’s World Series champion Texas Rangers finished second and third with 264 and 216 points, respectively.

Ohtani made his debut with the Nippon Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball in 2013 and moved to the major leagues in 2018.
An idoru (a player who combines pitching and hitting), Ohtani played for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim this year, going 10-5 with a 3.14 ERA in 23 starts and 132 innings pitched this season.

As a designated hitter, he appeared in 135 games, hitting .304 with 151 hits, 44 home runs, 95 RBIs and 26 doubles.
Ohtani, who was also a unanimous Most Valuable Player in 2021, became the 29th player to win the award more than once since the Baseball Writers Association of America began voting in 1931. 카지노사이트777

Last year, he lost out to Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), who hit 62 home runs.
“I wanted to be the Most Valuable Player last year, but Aaron Judge had a great season and of course he won the award,” said Ohtani, “so this year I wanted to be stronger and win.

My goal is to get to the top and I think all my hard work paid off.”
Ohtani is a unicorn who is expected to receive an unprecedented contract when he becomes eligible for free agency this year.

He rejected a qualifying offer (QO) from his original team, the Angels, on July 7.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and New York Mets are among the teams looking to sign Ohtani to a long-term contract.

However, after undergoing elbow surgery (Tommy John surgery) in September, he will be limited to hitting next season.

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