Shohei Ohtani (29‧ LA Angels), who shines as the 2021 American League unanimous MVP, is cruising toward the second MVP. So far this year, there are no strong competitors in sight.
Ohtani has appeared in 30 games as a hitter until the 5th (Korean time), recording a batting average of 0.308, 7 homers, 19 RBIs, 5 stolen bases, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.921. Even if this percentage score is maintained until the end of the season, MVP votes are possible. But Ohtani has another weapon. The ‘Philadelphia Inquirer’ said, ‘Ohtani’s numbers exceed 2021. Especially on the pitcher side,’ he pointed out.
Ohtani is going 4-0 with메이저사이트 a 2.54 ERA in 39 innings in 7 starts this season. He struck out a whopping 59 in 39 innings. His batting average is only 0.125. There has never been a player in history who threw so well and hit so well. At the time of the 2021 MVP, the pitcher’s performance was somewhat lacking, but this year, there are aspects where the pitcher’s performance stands out more.
It’s not just the media or fans who see Ohtani’s re-eligibility as MVP. North American oddsmakers also see Ohtani’s chances of winning the MVP award as very high.
As a result of the ‘Philadelphia Inquirer’ counting the American League MVP dividends of major bookmakers in North America on the 5th, it was found that the gap between Ohtani and the second place was too wide. At the beginning of the season, it is difficult to predict the outcome of the MVP race, so the gap is usually tight, but the current leaderboard looks as if the evaluation is over.
In the dividends set by ‘BetMGM’, Ohtani ranks first with -105. If you bet $105, you get $205 back, including $100 in dividends. Conversely, teammate Mike Trout (LA Angels), who is second, has +700. If you bet $100, you get $800, including $700 in dividends. The more attractive Trout’s condition is than Ohtani’s, the lower the probability. The difference between 1st and 2nd is too great.
Last year’s American League MVP, Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), was even worse at +1200. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Toronto), who was in the 2021 MVP race, is +2000.
The ‘Philadelphia Inquirer’ pointed out that the gap was too wide, saying, ‘On the third day into May, Ohtani’s closest pursuers need a telescope to see him,’ and then ‘Judge, Trout, Guerrero Jr., Wander Franco, All players in the American League MVP market, such as Adley Larchman, are recording solid performances. But nobody is doing what Ortini is doing.”