Shohei Ohtani of the Major League Baseball Angels has been selected as the final three candidates for the best player of the season, which is selected by the players' votes.

Every year, the Major League Baseball Players Association commends the pitchers and fielders who were most active in the year by voting among the players, and on the 21st, the final three candidates for each award were announced.

Of these, Otani of the Angels, who showed remarkable performance in the dual wield style of throwing, was the final candidate among the best players who chose one of the most active players in the major leagues throughout this season.

This season, the fourth year of the major league, Otani marked 9 wins as a pitcher, 156 strikeouts, 46 home runs, 100 RBIs and 26 stolen bases as a batter, and achieved the sixth "45 home runs, 25 stolen bases" in history. He marked his best performance in both pitching and hitting, and in the all-star game in July, he played for the first time in history at the same time.

The finalists other than Otani are Guerrero Jr. of the Blue Jays, who won the American League home run king with 48 home runs, and Harper of Phillies, who marked a batting average of 30% and 9 home runs. ..

In the awards given by the Players Association, which has been held since 1992, Ichiro was selected as the Most Valuable Player in the American League in 2001 and the Most Valuable Player in the American League in 2004, when he broke the record for the most hits of the season in the Major League Baseball. However, if Otani is selected as the best player in the entire major league, it will be the first time for a Japanese player.

Voting by the players has already ended and the winning players will be announced on the 28th of this month.

The results of the three finalists are ...

Let's compare the results of the three finalists.

Otani is the sixth player in history with 9 wins and 2 losses as a pitcher, 3.18 ERA, 156 strikeouts, 20% 5 minutes and 7 home runs as a batter, and 46 home runs, 100 RBIs and 26 stolen bases in the league. Achieved "45 home runs, 25 stolen bases".

On the other hand, Blue Jays' Guerrero Jr. hit 48 home runs, two more than Otani, and won the American League home run king with Perez of the Royals. With 111 RBIs in 5th place in the league, he was close to the Triple Crown.

In addition, Phillies' Harper marked 1.044, the top of the major leagues, with an OPS of 30% and 9 batting averages, 35 home runs, and 84 RBIs, which is the sum of the on-base percentage and slugging percentage.

OPS is said to indicate how much it contributed to the team's score and is one of the criteria when evaluating players in the major leagues, and Harper has not won the title, but the degree of contribution that appears in OPS It seems to have been highly evaluated among the players.

Guerrero Jr.'s OPS is 1.002, which is second in the major leagues, and Otani is 0.965, which is fifth.

Looking at the winners of the best players selected by the players' association for the past 10 years, 8 out of 10 people also won the MVP = best player of the season announced in November every year, "MVP race Since it can be said that it is an outpost, its whereabouts will be noticed.

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