Shohei Ohtani of the Major League Baseball Angels was selected in two categories, the designated hitter and the starting pitcher, for this season’s “All-MLB Team”, which is selected by fan voting.
The “All-MLB Team” is a new award created by the Major League Baseball Organization, and the players who played an active part in each position through both leagues are selected by voting by fans, media, former players, etc.
The winners of this year were announced on the 23rd, and Otani was a designated hitter and joined the first team where the first player was selected.
Also, the starting pitcher was selected as the second team with 5 players from 6th to 10th, although he was not included in the first team where the top 5 players were selected.
Otani is the first player to be selected for the “All MLB Team” in two categories.
Otani marked his best record in this season, the fourth year of the major league, with 9 wins as a pitcher, 156 strikeouts, 46 home runs as a batter, 100 RBIs, 26 stolen bases and throws. Among Japanese players, MVP = Most Valuable Player of the season for the first time in 20 years since Ichiro was selected with a full vote.
In the “All-MLB Team,” Yu Darvish, who played for the Cubs last year, was the first pitcher to join the first team, and Kenta Maeda, the Twins, to join the second team.