Major League Baseball will announce the 2023 Most Valuable Player (MVP) on Sunday at 8 a.m. ET.
Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Atlanta Braves is the favorite in the National League and Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels is the favorite in the American League.토토사이트
In the case of Ohtani, the question of “unanimity” is of particular interest. That’s because both contenders are key members of winning teams. Shortstop Corey Seager and second baseman Marcus Simien of this year’s World Series champion Texas Rangers are competing with Ohtani.
“Simply put, no one is more deserving of the award than Ohtani,” MLB.com said, calling the odds of an upset virtually zero.
MLB.com concluded, “It would take a very special season for another player to defy the odds and steal the MVP. Like the New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge exploding for 62 American League home runs in 2022. Ohtani already won the award unanimously in 2021, and he’ll do it again this year.
In 135 games, Ohtani batted .304 with a .412 on-base percentage, .654 slugging percentage, 44 home runs, 20 doubles and 95 RBIs. He leads the American League in home runs, slugging percentage, on-base percentage and OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage). On the mound, he has made 23 starts, going 10-5 with a 3.14 ERA and 167 strikeouts in 132 innings.
Seager is also competitive. In the regular season, Seager hit .327 with 33 home runs, 96 RBIs, and a .390 on-base percentage and .623 slugging percentage. In the World Series, he exploded for three home runs, six RBIs, and a 1.137 OPS to lead the Rangers to their first championship in franchise history.
Seager made history by becoming the first player in Major League Baseball history to be named World Series MVP in both leagues. He was a key contributor to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2020 and the Rangers this year.
MLB.com said, “Seager joined the Rangers in 2022 and fundamentally transformed the clubhouse. He has been instrumental in building a winning environment in Texas.