Sporting News that Ronald Acuña Jr. (26, Atlanta Braves), who achieved the record of 40 home runs and 70 stolen bases for the first time in the major leagues, was selected by active player votes, beating ‘double sword’ Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels) Selected as ‘Player of the Year’.
American media outlet Sporting News announced on the 27th (Korean time), “Acuña was honored with being selected as ‘Player of the Year’ at the ‘2023 Sporting News MLB Awards’ in which 376 active big league players participated in the vote.”
According to the media, Acuña was selected as Player of the Year with overwhelming support from 242 out of 376 people who participated in the vote. Second place Ohtani received 44 votes, third place was Mookie Betts of the Los Angeles Dodgers (36 votes), fourth place was Atlanta’s Matt Olson (17 votes), and fifth place was Corey Seager of the Texas Rangers (15 votes).
The Sporting News, which established the award in 1936 and selects the winners, said, “Major League players continue to raise the bar for winning the Sporting News Player of the Year award. In 2021, Ohtani has shown a dominant performance on the mound and at the plate, setting a record high for players never seen before. “I won this award after an unprecedented season. Last year, Aaron Judge (New York Yankees) won the award by hitting 62 home runs,” he said. “This year, Acuña recorded 41 home runs and 73 stolen bases, creating the first 40-70 season in history.” “He said.
This season, Acuña had a truly ‘monster’ season. Acuña, who played in 159 games and had a batting average of 0.337 (217 hits in 643 at-bats), 41 home runs, 106 RBIs, 149 runs, 73 stolen bases, and an OPS of 1.012, ranked at the top in various categories including hits, runs, stolen bases, first in OPS, and second in batting average in the National League (NL). swept the circle. Acuña, who achieved the first ever 40-70 record, is considered the strongest candidate for NL MVP this season.토스카지노 도메인
Meanwhile, in this vote, the American League (AL) Gunner Henderson (Baltimore Orioles) was selected as the Rookie of the Year, and the NL’s Corbin Carroll (Arizona Diamondbacks) was selected.