Shohei Otani MVP Battle “If It Was Army Ya…” Exit Polls Have Judge Superiority… Unusual Opinions Continue |

15 wins and 34 HR Shohei Otani vs. 62 HR Judge, exit poll for MVP vote?

On the 5th (Japan 6th time), Angels pitcher Shohei Otani participated in the last game of the season with the Athletics as “3rd pitcher and DH” at the same time, achieving the first-ever “double rule”. In his fifth major league season, he recorded 15 wins, a 2.33 ERA and 219 strikeouts and a .273 batting average, 34 homers, 95 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. As a two-way throwing and hitting player, he completed a full rotation for the second year in a row.

From now on, the focus will be on the MVP battle with Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge, who recorded a new league record 62 homers. Therefore, an “exit survey” was conducted for journalists belonging to the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). We asked American journalists who could actually vote for their opinions.

First of all, from the journalist of “Otani Oshi”. Angels reporter Rhett Bollinger of the official MLB website said, “Judge hit 62 home runs and Shohei hit 34. I think Judge is the favorite. He’s way ahead of us in home runs.” . However, I saw Ohtani’s throwing and stick dynamics up close. He spoke passionately about the reasons for pushing Otani.

“But when you think of everything, including throwing and running, I think Shohei is the complete player and the most valuable player because nobody can do what he does. One of the best pitchers in the league, one of the best hitters in the league, i think i’m top 5 for both, and when you put the two together…you get more value than anyone else.

There are also journalists who speak of their hearts troubled by the number of Angels. Sam Blum of The Athletic.

“Shohei had a completely crazy season. I think he deserves unanimous MVP every year. But the judges also deserve MVP. I think this year is the best MVP run ever. I think the deciding factor is how you measure value.”

Yankees reporter Banhok “The judges are more fantastic than Ohtani”

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