US media: “There is a very high possibility that Ohtani will win the AL MVP award”
The Most Valuable Player (MVP), which is awarded to the player who played the most in Major League Baseball this season, will finally be announced on the 16th (17th Japan time). Pitcher Shohei Ohtani, who is a free agent from the Angels, is expected not only to become the 33rd player in history to win the award multiple times, but also to become the first player in history to win the award with a unanimous vote. US media outlet CBS Sports reported, “Ohtani has a very high chance of winning the AL MVP award.”
The selection was made by a vote of 30 reporters belonging to the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) and ended immediately after the end of the regular season. In other words, performance in the postseason will not be considered. In addition to Ohtani, three other finalists have been announced: Rangers infielder Corey Seager and Marcus Semien, the world’s No. 1 infielder.
The media stated that Ohtani will continue to win MVP awards, including this one. Barry Bonds has the most wins with 7, and only 11 players, including Bonds, have had 3 or more. “I don’t think it’s too far-fetched to expect him to win five or six, maybe seven MVPs like Bonds,” he said, predicting four.
(Full-Count Editorial Department)