There is a prospect that Shohei Ohtani (29) of the Los Angeles Angels will have another overwhelming season this season.
On the 13th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official major league media, selected the 12 most interesting players based on the predictions of the 2023 season of Steamer, a performance prediction program of fan graph, a baseball statistics site.
Ohtani, who finished second in last year’s American League MVP voting, was named 12th. Ohtani, who won MVP by unanimous decision in 2021, batted .273 in 157 games as a hitter last year (160 hits in 586 bats), 34 home runs, 95 RBIs, OPS .875, and pitched 28 games (166 innings) with a 15-9 ERA of 2.33. , but failed to win the MVP award for the second year in a row, being pushed by Aaron Judge (Yankees), who broke the American League record for most home runs in a single season (62 home runs).
The fan graph shows that Ohtani has a batting average of 2.54 in 146 games this year as a hitter (142 hits in 559 bats), 35 homers, 96 RBIs, OPS .851, and as a pitcher, 29 games (173 innings), 12 wins, 8 losses, and an ERA of 3.15. I expected to get good grades. In terms of WAR (contribution to wins over replacements), he predicted a 3.1 as a hitter and 4.4 as a pitcher for a combined 7.5. 온라인카지노
MLB.com said, “Last year, Judge hit 62 homers and prevented Ohtani from winning two consecutive MVP awards. If Ohtani performs as expected, he will need another historic performance. Ohtani is expected to rank seventh in homers, fifth in earned run average and eighth in strikeouts. If Ohtani’s two-hit WAR is combined, he will be ranked first in WAR ahead of Juan Soto (San Diego),” predicting Ohtani’s MVP award.
The most interesting player was Julio Rodriguez (Seattle), who won the American League Rookie of the Year award last year. Masataka Yoshida, who has successfully signed a 5-year, $90 million (approximately 111.6 billion won) contract with Boston and is about to make his major league debut, is ranked 5th.