Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani has no choice but to be unanimously selected as the American League (AL) MVP this year토토사이트.
Finally broke through 9 WAR.
Looking at the WAR (bWAR) rankings updated on the 10th (hereafter Korean time) by Baseball Reference, which specializes in major league statistics, Ohtani maintained first place with 9.0. Ohtani is the only player who scored ‘9’ among all players this season.
Baseball Reference defines Wins Above Replacement (WAR) as ‘a number that indicates how many more wins added to the team than the number of wins a replacement player could have added’. Here, the substitute player refers to a group of players with skills at the level of Triple A or Quadruple A, that is, the boundary between the minor leagues and the major leagues.
Baseball Reference classifies MVP class if WAR in one season is ‘8’ or higher, All-Star class if ‘5’ or higher, Main League class if ‘2’ or higher, Reserve class if ‘0~2’, and fostering player if ‘0’ or less. .
As of this day, Ohtani is the only player who has achieved MVP level results. The Angels still have 46 more games to play, which means they’ve already built up an MVP-level contribution.
Ohtani started the game against the San Francisco Giants held at Angel Stadium that day and led the team to a 4-1 victory, blocking 6 innings with 3 hits, 3 walks and 1 run (no earned run).
After reaching 10 wins (5 losses) in the season, Ohtani lowered his ERA to 3.17 and increased his strikeouts to 165. AL tied for 6th in wins, 4th in ERA, 3rd in strikeouts, 7th in WHIP (1.06), and 1st overall with a batting average of 0.185. Above all, it is noteworthy that they posted double-digit wins for two consecutive years.
Batter Ohtani scored 2 runs, no hits, 2 walks in 2 at-bats, a batting average of 0.306 (130 hits in 425 at-bats), 40 home runs, 83 RBIs, 89 runs, an on-base percentage of 0.410, a slugging percentage of 0.666, an OPS of 1.076, and 283 bases. In both leagues, he kept the lead in home runs, slugging percentage, OPS, and base hits.
If we were to vote for MVP right now, it would be a result that would give Ohtani all the first place votes. In fact, in a mock vote conducted by MLB.com on the 9th, all 48 participating reporters and commentators voted for Ohtani first.
Ohtani is expected to record around 12.0 bWAR this season if he maintains the current pace. It is a career high that far exceeds the figures of 2021 (8.9) and last year (9.6), when he unanimously won the first MVP in his life.
Last year, Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees set the record for the most home runs in an AL season, marked bWAR of 10.6, and swept 28 out of 30 first place votes in the MVP vote, surpassing Ohtani.
There is no player worthy of chasing Ohtani this year. The second overall bWAR is Ha-seong Kim of the San Diego Padres with a 5.9 bWAR. Ronald Acuña Jr. (5.9) of the Atlanta Braves, who is cruising toward 30 home runs and 60 stolen bases, is in third place, and Freddy Freeman (5.3) of the Los Angeles Dodgers is in fourth place.
Ohtani’s bWAR is 5.5 as a hitter and 3.5 as a pitcher. He ranks first in the AL as a hitter and third as a pitcher. His pitching total is 9.0, which means he ranks first overall.
On the other hand, Ohtani’s WAR (fWAR) calculated by Fangraph, another statistical medium, is 8.1 (batter 5.8, pitcher 2.3), 1.8 higher than Acuña Jr. (6.3) in second place. The difference is smaller than bWAR.