Guerrero Jr. had 48 hits last season and was second in MVP voting as well as home run king.
The American League is currently in the midst of an MVP battle between Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani and Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge. Blue Jays infielder Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who shone as home run king last season but ‘handed over’ the MVP to Otani, elaborated on his theory: “For me, the MVP has to be a judge.”
According to Hector Gomez, director of Dominican Media Z101, Guerrero Jr. said of his MVP predictions for this season, “Honestly, if Shohei Ohtani wins MVP this year, he’ll be robbed again. Aaron Judge. L Ohtani’s index is way higher than Ohtani’s. . Ohtani is a great player, but for me MVP has to be a judge.”
This season, Ohtani has 12 wins as a pitcher and 34 home runs and 88 RBIs as a batter. Judge threw 57 punches, four less than the AL record of 61 set by Roger Maris in 1961. As the season draws to a close, the “MVP controversy” between the two heats up. Guerrero Jr. had a .311 batting average, 48 home runs and 111 RBIs in 161 games last season. Until the end, he fought with Otani for the title and became the home run king, but the MVP vote was second.