Ronald Acuña Jr. (26, Atlanta Braves), who became the first player in history to hit 40 home runs and steal 70 bases, was unanimously awarded his first Most Valuable Player (MVP) honor.
The Major League Baseball office announced on Sunday that Acuña was named the National League MVP. He is the first Atlanta player to win the honor since Freddie Freeman in 2020.토토사이트
Acuña Jr. also received all 30 first-place votes in the balloting, finishing with 420 points to edge out Mookie Betts, who was in contention until the end of the season.
Betts, who received all 30 second-place votes, was second with 270 points, followed by Freddie Freeman, who received 17 third-place votes and 13 fourth-place votes.
Matt Olsen, with 13 third-place votes and 17 fourth-place votes, was fourth, and rookie Corbin Carroll, with 20 fifth-place votes, was fifth.
Juan Soto, Austin Riley, Luis Araez, Francisco Lindor, and Cody Bellinger rounded out the top 10. Bellinger has made a complete comeback.
And Ha Sung Kim, who won the National League’s Gold Glove for Utility, with five top 10 votes, rounds out the top 15.
In 159 games this season, Acuña Jr. hit .337 with 41 home runs, 106 RBI, 149 runs scored, 217 hits, 73 doubles, a .416 OPS and 1.012 slugging percentage.
Most notably, Acuña Jr. became just the fifth player in major league history to surpass the 40-homer, 40-RBI mark, going 40-70. That’s a first in major league history.
Acuña Jr. had a less-than-satisfactory season last year after suffering a major injury during the 2021 season that kept him out for the season. The injury appeared to have lingering effects.
This season, however, he has been unstoppable, putting up top-notch results every month to earn the top spot.