Betts and Ohtani Produce MVP Family Fight for the First Time

Betts and Ohtani produce MVP family fight for the first time in 24 years… AL Soto Solo

In American Professional Baseball (MLB), for the first time in 24 years, will a team be able to produce first and second place in the Most Valuable Player (MVP) voting? conducted a mock voting for the 2024 season MVP among 43 experts on the 21st (Korean time).

In the National League (NL), Mookie Betts and Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Dodgers ranked first and second, taking 23 and 18 first-place votes, respectively.

In fact, there have been six times since 1969 that players from the same team took first and second place in MVP voting. 온라인카지노

Jeff Kent-Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) in 2000 is a recent example.

Regardless of who becomes MVP between Betts and Ohtani, the point to watch is that there will be a player who has won MVP in both major leagues.

Betts was the American League (AL) MVP in 2018 while playing for the Boston Red Sox, and Ohtani was named American League (AL) MVP in 2021 and 2023 while playing for the Los Angeles Angels.

Although Betts is behind Ohtani in terms of hitting metrics, he was highly praised for successfully transitioning from an outfielder to a shortstop.

Betts has a batting average of 0.337, 8 home runs, 8 stolen bases, 40 runs, and an on-base percentage and slugging percentage (OPS) of 0.988 through 48 games.

Ohtani, who has focused on batting this season, is ranked first in the major leagues in batting average (0.353), slugging percentage (0.658), and OPS (1.080).

He is also the only player to hit double figures in both home runs (13) and stolen bases (11).

Catcher William Contreras (Milwaukee Brewers), infielder Eli de la Cruz (Cincinnati Reds), and designated hitter Marcell Ozuna (Atlanta Braves) ranked 3rd to 5th.

On the other hand, in the AL, outfielder Juan Soto (New York Yankees) led the way with 28 first-place votes.

Soto, who was traded from the San Diego Padres at the end of last season, was evaluated as having further improved the Yankees’ firepower.

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