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Thursday, November 17, 2022

MLB MVP Award winners 2022

Judge and Goldschmidt.

AL voting. | NL voting

jimfurtado Posted: November 17, 2022 at 07:53 PM | 64 comment(s)
  Beats: awards, mvp

Saturday, November 12, 2022

The Best Ever… to Never Claim an MVP Award

Other contenders for the pyrrhic title of “Best Ever to Never Claim an MVP” include Eddie Mathews, Adrian Beltre, Eddie Murray, Wade Boggs, and Derek Jeter…

gehrig97 Posted: November 12, 2022 at 06:05 PM | 47 comment(s)
  Beats: adrian beltre, eddie mathews, jeter, mvp, wade boggs

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Ty Cobb, Hugh Chalmers, and the Conspiracy that Launched Baseball’s MVP Award

“Of course, any publicity is good publicity … until it’s not. A well-timed scandal was priceless, but Chalmers understood that for the award to have any credibility moving forward, he would have to avoid a repeat of the 1910 batting-race fiasco.”

It’s MLB awards season! A little history for ya.

gehrig97 Posted: November 09, 2022 at 07:33 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: honus wagner, most valuable player, mvp, nap lajoie, ty cobb

Monday, November 07, 2022

Here are the 2022 finalists for MVP, Cy Young, ROY and MOY

AL MVP Award

Yordan Alvarez, DH/LF, Astros

Alvarez was one of the elite hitters in the American League again this season. The Astros’ lefty slugger batted .306 with 37 home runs and 97 RBIs, and he and Aaron Judge were the only hitters to post an OPS over 1.000. Alvarez’s 1.019 OPS and 187 OPS+ (league average is 100) were both second best in the Majors, behind only Judge. He also added some memorable home runs in the postseason for the World Series champs.

Aaron Judge, OF, Yankees

Judge’s historic season makes him the MVP favorite. He hit 62 home runs to surpass Roger Maris’ longstanding mark of 61 and set a new American League home run record. Judge also nearly won a Triple Crown, leading the AL with 131 RBIs and finishing second with a .311 batting average.

Shohei Ohtani, RHP/DH, Angels

The reigning AL MVP followed up his historic two-way 2021 with another superstar season in ‘22. Ohtani became the first player in the World Series era to qualify for both the batting and pitching league leaderboards. He had 34 home runs, 11 stolen bases and 95 RBIs as a hitter and went 15-9 with a 2.33 ERA and 219 strikeouts as a pitcher.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 07, 2022 at 10:20 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: cy young, mvp

Monday, August 15, 2022

The AL MVP race is closer than you think

Mike Petriello, analyst, stats and research: It’s very fair to penalize Aaron Judge because he doesn’t pitch. Pitching is hard! Ohtani is very good at it! And he’s also an elite hitter. I feel like maybe we’re bored by that now, but we shouldn’t be? It is still wildly insane.

Footer: Right, but can we really just give Ohtani the MVP every year of his career just because he does two things well?

Sarah Langs, analyst/researcher: If Ohtani weren’t still doing both at an elite level, this is a different discussion.

Petriello: Well. Yes. The lukewarm answer here is it’s perfectly reasonable to say either of these two could or should be MVP. I won’t exclude Ohtani because his team is bad. I won’t exclude Judge because he doesn’t pitch. I have my preference, but both have very good cases.

Anthony Castrovince, reporter/columnist: On the one hand, to vote anybody other than Ohtani for MVP is to normalize Ohtani’s truly unique skillset. I don’t wish to normalize it one bit. Ohtani is a freak of nature, and, while his offense isn’t quite what it was last year, his pitching is much better. For me, only something truly outlandish/historic/what have you can overtake the total value Ohtani has provided a terrible Angels team. But as of now, Judge has provided that.

Langs: He’s a better pitcher than last year … and he’s top five in barrel rate. Judge has a great case, too—and this is different than 2021 since that had the novelty.

Footer: We all have our definition of what MVP means. I tend to lean toward this barometer—if you take this person out of the lineup, what happens to his team? (I do think MVP should be awarded to a hitter; pitchers have their own award.) And while I think there are exceptions, for the most part, I’m pretty unmoved by a great player on a non-contending team. I think Judge has more value because his team is a contender, and if you take him out of that lineup, I can see things going sideways a little bit for the Yankees.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 15, 2022 at 11:26 AM | 35 comment(s)
  Beats: aaron judge, mvp, shohei ohtani

 

 

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