The 2022 MLB season will see the naming of the American and National League MVP finalists.
Aaron Judge, New York Yankees’ slugger, is the leader in the AL. He is likely to win the award for the AL after setting the AL single-season home run record of 63 blasts. His last game against the Texas Rangers was at Globe Life Park.
Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels’ superstar pitcher, continues to do extraordinary things in the game. The 28-year-old pitched his way to a 2.33 ERA in 28 Angels starts while also hitting.273/.356/.519 and 34 homers in 157 games.
After hitting 46 homers, he also had 100 RBI and a 3.18 ERA in 23 games last season. Judge is believed to be the MVP. He won the Players Choice Award for the American
League Outstanding Player. Ohtani’s performance on both sides makes it hard to believe he’s not.
The 2022 World Series champion is Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros slugger. With 97 RBI, the lefty scored 37 homers to rank second in the AL. Judge was also the only hitter with an OPS greater than 1.000. Alvarez was at 1.019, with a 187 OPS+. The league average is 100.
Paul Goldschmidt is the leader of the National League. Ohtani gives Judge a run for his award, but no one from the NL can surpass the St. Louis Cardinals’ first baseman.
For a long time, he was chasing the Triple Crown in NL. But he eventually lost out in the average category. He still had a.317 batting average, with 35 homers as well as 115 RBI. He was also the NL’s leader in slugging (.578), and OPS (.981).
Nolan Arenado (Goldschmidt’s Cardinals counterpart) is also in contention. Arenado, who collected his 10th consecutive Gold Glove in the process, also had 30 homers and a.293 batting average. He also scored 102 RBI for St. Louis. Arenado finished in the top five but has not won the award.
Manny Machado, San Diego Padres, rounds out the group with his.298 batting average and 32 homers. He was a major factor in the Padres’ success in the NLCS, where they lost to the Philadelphia Phillies.