Acuña Jr. edges out Ohtani for MLB Player of the Year as voted by players

Acuña Jr. edges out Ohtani for MLB Player of the Year as voted by players

Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atlanta Braves) has been named Major League Baseball’s Player of the Year, edging out Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels).

The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) announced on Wednesday that Akuña Jr. beat out Ohtani and Mookie Betts (Los Angeles Dodgers) for the Player’s Choice Award. He was also named the National League Most Valuable Player.토토사이트

Acuña Jr. played in 159 games this season, batting .337 with 217 hits, 41 home runs, 106 RBI, 149 runs scored, 73 doubles, and a 1.012 OPS.

The 40-homer, 70-steal mark is the first ever in Major League Baseball. He is also the first player since Joe DiMaggio in 1937 to have 200 hits, 100 RBI, 145 runs scored, and 40 home runs in a single season.

Ohtani missed out on Player of the Year honors, but was named the American League Most Valuable Player.

A two-way player, Ohtani appeared in 23 games as a pitcher, going 10-5 with a 3.14 ERA and 167 strikeouts, and 135 games as a hitter, batting .304 with 151 hits, 44 home runs, 95 RBIs, 102 runs scored, and a 1.066 OPS.

After leading the Texas Rangers to their first World Series title in their 62-year history, Marcus Semien was named the Marvin Miller Man of the Year for the second time in 2021. The Marvin Miller Man of the Year award recognizes a player who demonstrates outstanding leadership.

Gerrit Cole (New York Yankees) and Blake Snell (San Diego Padres) were named Pitchers of the Year in both leagues.

Liam Hendricks (Chicago White Sox) and Cody Bellinger (Chicago Cubs) were named Comeback Players of the Year. In addition, Gunner Henderson (Baltimore Orioles) and Corbin Carroll (Arizona Diamondbacks) were recognized as the most outstanding rookies.

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