‘MVP Mock Poll’ Otani Unanimous-Akunya Wins Over Betts

As we enter the final month of the regular season, the mock Most Valuable Player (MVP) polls for both leagues are out. Shohei Ohtani, 29, and Ronald Acuña, Jr.

MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, released the results of the mock MVP voting for both leagues on Aug. 8 (ET). A total of 54 people voted.

According to the results, Ohtani took the top spot in the American League with 54 first-place votes despite missing time due to injury, making him the unanimous MVP.

Of course, the results of this mock poll do not mean the same thing as the final American League MVP voting results, which will be announced in November.

But it does show that Ohtani has the potential to be a unanimous MVP even if he misses time due to multiple injuries. Ohtani is currently sidelined with elbow and oblique injuries.

Through eight days on the mound, Ohtani had pitched 132 innings in 23 games with a 10-5 record and a 3.14 ERA. He struck out 167 batters. He is out for the season as a pitcher due to an elbow injury.

As a hitter, he is batting .304 with 44 home runs, 95 RBIs, 102 runs scored, 151 hits, a .412 OPS and a 1.066 slugging percentage in 135 games through August.

Recently missed time with an oblique injury, but expected to return soon. He is expected to play the rest of the season and solidify his unanimous MVP honors.

Corey Seager, Julio Rodriguez, Kyle Tucker, and Yandy Diaz round out the top five. None of them were able to knock Ohtani off the top spot.

The National League, on the other hand, was a very close race. Acuña Jr. received 28 first-place votes, while Mookie Betts (31) split 26. Akuña Jr. is the new favorite.

Ronald Acuña Jr. added two more home runs on the day, bringing his total to 34, significantly increasing his chances of joining the 40-homer, 70-steal club. If he hits 40-70, he’ll likely win the award.

Of course, Betts is also putting up great numbers, including leading the National League in OPS, but he’s losing out to Acuña Jr. in terms of record symbolism.

This means that the symbolism is greater than the difference in OPS, FWAR, wRC+, etc. The 30-60 mark that Acuña Jr. has already achieved is a major league first.메이저놀이터

After Acuña Jr. and Betts, Freddie Freeman and Matt Olson are third and fourth, and Rookie of the Year candidate Corbin Carroll is fifth.