OPS 1.188 Trout talks about potential American League MVP candidates
Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels has been selected as the most likely MVP candidate of the season at this point.
MLB.com announced the results of a survey on players who are leading the MVP competition this season on the 12th (Korea Standard Time). The media said, “It’s still only May, but it’s important to play well from the beginning of the season to win the MVP.”
In the American League, Trout ranked first with 39 votes out of a total of 64 first-place votes. Trout has won the American League MVP in 2014, 2016, and 2019.
“I missed most of last season, but it didn’t take long for Trout to lead the American League MVP competition again,” MLB.com said. “If he wins the MVP this season, it will be Trout’s fourth career award. This is the second-best record ever after Barry Bonds (7 times).”
Trout has a batting average of 0.337 on-base percentage of 0.462 slugging percentage of 0.7269 home runs and 19 RBIs in 28 games this year. The home run is tied for second in the American League, and the OPS, which combines on-base percentage and slugging percentage, ranks first with 1.188.
There is no doubt about Trout’s ability. However, since injuries were frequent, the key is to stay healthy until the end of the season.
Following Trout, Cleveland Guardian’s Jose Ramirez ranked second, and New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge ranked third. Last season’s American League MVP Shohei Otani is fourth.
In the National League, San Diego Padres’ Manny Machado took the lead with a total of 45 first-place votes. Machado has a batting average of 0.383 on-base percentage of 0.460 slugging percentage of 0.6257 home runs and 22 RBIs this season.
“Thanks to Machado’s performance, San Diego is doing well despite Fernando Tatis Jr. being sidelined with an injury. Machado is playing a superb defense at third base and is also playing well in the offense 토토사이트
Following Machado, Nolan Arenado (St. Louis Cardinals), Juan Soto (Washington Nationals), Freddie Freeman (LA Dodgers), and Jazz Chizom Jr. (Miami Marlins) ranked second to fifth.