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Shohei Otani, the difference from last season in the MVP battle The judge is a rival of a different dimension from Guerrero Jr. | Full-Count

by archyde

Otani’s WAR is 9.0 last season and 8.9 this season, showing the same value

The 2022 American League MVP competition is fierce. Angels pitcher Shohei Otani, who is approaching the first time in history as a dual-wielding player to reach the regular turn at bat and regular innings, and Roger Maris, who are approaching the American League record of 61 homers, are within range of winning the triple crown for the first time in 10 years. Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge. Opinions are divided among the US media as to which team is more suitable for the crown, and prospects are being reported every day. (Results as of the 22nd Japan time)

Will Ohtani be able to win the MVP for the second year in a row? Last season, Otani won the MVP award with a unanimous vote after defeating the Blue Jays home run king infielder Vladimir Guerrero Jr. there is Looking at the results and indicators of rivals, the situation becomes clear.

This season, he has continued to play an active role in both throwing and hitting, and has already reached the regular turn at bat as a batter. He’s hit 34 home runs so far and is batting .270, better than last season. As a pitcher, he has pitched 148 innings so far and is about to reach the required innings. He marked 13 wins, his first double-digit win, and also achieved double-digit wins and double-digit home runs for the first time in 104 years.

Compared to last season, Ohtani’s batting record has fallen slightly, but his pitching record has improved. The WAR index, which indicates the value of a player, was 4.9 for hitters and 4.1 for pitchers last season, totaling 9.0. 8.9″. Ohtani’s value as a player is at a very high level, just like last year.

Judge’s WAR is 9.9 this season, surpassing Otani

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