Will Ohtani, who turns into a ‘hot tani’ in June, be able to break the wall of the ‘designated hitter MVP’

June is nearing its end. LA Dodgers pitcher Shohei Ohtani’s bat, which is getting hotter every June, is getting hotter. 토토사이트 순위

As of Tuesday, Ohtani had a batting average of 0.321, a slugging percentage of 0.632, an OPS of 1.031, and 23 home runs and 57 RBIs. His batting average, slugging percentage, OPS, home run, scoring (61), and slugging (46) all rank No. 1 in the National League.

Ohtani posted a whopping 0.308 batting average, 0.413 on-base percentage, 0.705 slugging percentage and nine home runs and 19 RBIs in 20 games in June. He has posted a batting average of 0.482 and a slugging percentage of 1.259 in the last seven games, which is no exaggeration to call him the “God of baseball.”

Since his Major League debut, Ohtani has been strong in June. He had a batting average of 0.336, OPS of 1.194, 43 homers and 91 RBIs in June for the six years from 2018 to last year when he made his Major League debut. His batting average, OPS, home run and RBI all performed in June the best. He had a batting average of 0.249 in July afterwards, but had 31 homers, the second highest after June. He also had 28 in August.

In the meantime, Ohtani has been pitching and hitting for most of his career. However, this season, Ohtani will play as a batter without any burden on defense. This means that his batting performance could increase tremendously. Considering that Ohtani hit 30 to 40 homers each when he was pitching and hitting, his batting performance might be unimaginable this year.

In fact, Ohtani’s pace has been quite good since the beginning of the season. However, his teammate Mookie Betts, who had a terrible performance in the early days of the season, was not completely covered up. The batting performance was not bad in May, but Aaron Judge took all the focus in May by swinging a scary bat.

Ohtani, who seemed to be in a slump for a while in mid-June, regained his batting performance when Betts left the team due to a fractured left hand and began to take the leadoff role. He successfully drew attention to himself after just a few games. At this pace, he is determined to select the June player of the National League.

Now it’s time to sincerely discuss Ohtani’s MVP award. In general, no one would have doubted Ohtani’s MVP award, but this year Ohtani is holding the handicap of “designated hitter.”

No matter how good the designated hitter has been, he has not been evaluated well in the MVP vote. This is because the “defensive contribution” is lower than that of fielders. Since 1973, when the designated hitter system was introduced, the highest ranking of designated hitters in MVP voting is second to Paul Molitor (1993), Frank Thomas (2000), and David Otis (2005). In fact, even in the results of a mock vote of 45 experts conducted by MLB.COM in April, Ohtani did not get a single first-place vote. At that time, Ohtani’s percentage stat (0.368, on-base percentage 0.431, slugging percentage 0.663) was better than now.

Things are different now, however. Ohtani, who currently ranks first in the National League in the bWAR (4.4) and fWAR (4.2), is expected to display the most outstanding performance among the National League hitters if he continues his current pace. This year, Ohtani can fully expect the designated hitter MVP, which has been a barrier for a long time.

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