Shohei Ohtani of the Major League Baseball Angels was selected as the final candidate in the American League's designated hitter category at the "Silver Slugger Award", which recognizes the best batter for each position.

The Silver Slugger Award is also referred to as the "best nine batting" and recognizes the best batter for each position by voting by the managers and coaches of each team.



On the 25th, the Major League Baseball Organization announced the finalists for this season's Silver Slugger Awards, and Otani of the Angels was selected as the final candidate for the American League's designated hitter category, which has a large number of batters.



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 record 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 Rays Cruise, who has won the Silver Slugger Award four times, Stanton, the Yankees, who has won the Silver Slugger Award twice, and Gallo, the Yankees, who hit 38 home runs this season. , And Astros' 24-year-old Alvarez was selected.



Ichiro has won the Silver Slugger Award three times in the past in 2001, 2007, and 2009, and if Otani wins, it will be the first in the designated hitter category.



Winners will be announced on the 11th of next month.

The results of the five finalists for the "Silver Slugger Award"

The final candidate for the Silver Slugger Award, which includes some of the best hitters in the major leagues.



Let's take a look at the results of the four players competing for the award with Otani.



Raise's cruiser is a 41-year-old veteran who has won the Silver Slugger Award four times so far.



In the middle of this season, he transferred from Twins to Raise, who is competing for the championship, and marked a batting average of 20%, 6 minutes, 5 home runs, 32 home runs, and 86 RBIs.



▽ Yankees Stanton has won the award twice so far.



I have been suffering from injuries for the past two years, but this season I was impressed with the batting average of 20%, 7 minutes, 3 home runs, 35 home runs, and 97 RBIs.



▽ The Yankees Gallo was a player who participated in the all-star game home run competition with Otani in July, and transferred from the Rangers to the Yankees in the middle of this season.



Although the batting average was as low as 10% 9 minutes 9 ㎘, he marked 38 home runs and 77 RBIs.



▽ And Astros player Alvarez is a fast-growing 24-year-old who won a rookie king.



This season, he contributed to the team's advancement to the World Series by marking 20%, 7 minutes, 7 home runs, 33 home runs, and 104 RBIs.



▽ On the other hand, Otani is the fourth among the five with a batting average of 20%, 5 minutes and 7 RBIs, but 46 home runs are the top and 100 RBIs are the second.



In addition, the OPS, which is the sum of the on-base percentage and the slugging percentage, which shows how much it contributed to the team's score, is also the top result at 0.965.



The Silver Slugger Award is decided by the managers and coaches of each team based on the results of such batting, and in the American media, Otani who left a historic dual wield and brilliant impression is considered to be the most promising award. ..

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