‘Overwhelming’ Ohtani wins AL Player of the Month for ‘third time in his career’

Shohei Ohtani, 29, Los Angeles Angels, has been named the American League’s top player for the past month as he continues his incredible home run pace.메이저사이트

Ohtani was named the American League Player of the Month, Major League Baseball announced on Thursday (ET). It is the third time in his career and the first time since July 2021.

In 27 games in the month of June, Ohtani batted .394 with 15 home runs, 29 RBIs, 27 runs scored, 41 runs batted in, a .492 OPS and a 1.444 slugging percentage.

It’s a performance reminiscent of Barry Bonds in his prime. As a result, Ohtani has taken over the major league home run lead and is currently on pace for nearly 60 home runs.

On the mound, Ohtani has also pitched 30 1/3 innings in five games, going 2-2 with a 3.26 ERA. He has 37 strikeouts.

In other words, Ohtani was at his best as both a hitter and a pitcher. It’s no wonder he was named Player of the Month.

As a hitter, Ohtani is currently batting .306 with 31 home runs, 68 RBIs, 61 runs scored, 99 runs batted in, and a .390 OPS of 1.060 in 84 games.

That’s first in home runs, RBIs, and OPS, and he’s also leading the league in FWAR by a wide margin. Unsurprisingly, he’s a lock for the American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.

These stats also put Ohtani at the top of the American League in All-Star voting. Notably, he was also voted to the All-Star team as a pitcher, marking the third consecutive year that he has been a two-hitter in the All-Star Game.

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