The Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani was awarded the unanimous American League MVP on Thursday night, making the best-kept baseball secret official. He became the only player in baseball history to win the MVP award twice, unanimously, and for the second time in the past three seasons.
The two-way superstar has been getting better every season and has once again stunned the baseball community. We’re eager to see what the future holds for him since it’s likely that he just had the finest year of his career.
Ohtani probably enjoyed his teammate Mike Trout’s social media congratulations on a fantastic season. Trout and Ohtani have become close over the years, despite the Angels’ lack of success on the field.
Ohtani had an OPS of 1.006 and slashed.305/.412/.654 for the season. Before having to miss some time at the conclusion of the season due to an injury, Ohtani also finished the season with 44 home runs and 95 runs batted in.
Ohtani had his best outing as a pitcher in recent memory. In 23 starts, he had an ERA of 3.14 and 132 innings pitched, 167 strikeouts.
The two-way superstar was dominating the mound in his previous games until sustaining a ruptured UCL, which forced him to retire from the game. Ohtani won’t be back on the mound until at least 2025 as he heals from a UCL repair operation.
Since Ohtani is a free agent, it is unclear where he will sign for the next season, but it is anticipated that he will depart the Angels franchise. There is little doubt that he will have many suitors for his services this winter, and he is anticipated to get the biggest deal in MLB history.