Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, and the Cy Young Award have been claimed by the 2023 Major Leagues. The only thing left to do is announce the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for both leagues.
The Major League Baseball office will announce the MVP, which is awarded to the player with the best performance, on April 17 (ET). The final and culminating award of the year.
Like the Rookie of the Year and the Cy Young Award, the winner of the MVP is virtually a foregone conclusion. Shohei Ohtani (29) and Ronald Acuña Jr. (26) are the winners.레모나토토
Ohtani continued his dual role this season. As a hitter, he batted .304 with 44 home runs and 95 RBIs in 135 games with a .412 OPS and 1.066 slugging percentage.
As a pitcher, he started 23 games and threw 132 innings, posting a 10-5 record and a 3.14 ERA. His 167 strikeouts were more than his innings pitched.
Although he was sidelined with an elbow injury at the end of the season, no one doubted Ohtani’s ability to win the American League MVP award. The only question is whether it will be unanimous due to his season-ending departure.
Ohtani is eligible for free agency after this season, meaning he’ll be hitting the free agent market after winning his second MVP award.
In the National League, Acuña Jr. is the favorite to win the award. He was in a tight race with Mookie Betts for the award until the end of the season, but in September, the award was virtually assured.
In 159 games this season, Acuña Jr. hit .337 with 41 home runs, 106 RBI, 149 runs scored, 217 hits, 72 doubles, a .416 OPS and a 1.012 slugging percentage, all career highs.
Most notably, Acuña Jr. became just the fifth player in major league history to join the 40-40 club and the first to join the 40-70 club, effectively clinching the MVP award.
After suffering a major injury in the middle of the 2021 season that caused some concern, Aquino Jr. is in his second year back and has hit his stride this season.
These are the last players to win Rookie of the Year in both leagues in 2018. It was the first time in history that a player won Rookie of the Year and MVP in the same year.