Shohei Ohtani of the Major League Baseball Angels was selected as the MVP = Most Valuable Player to be given to the most active player this season.

This is the second Japanese player to receive the award since Ichiro in 2001, and the first full-vote award in six years in the major leagues.

Major League Baseball MVPs are awarded to the most active players of the regular season and are selected by a vote of 30 reporters from the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

The winner of this year was announced on the American TV program on the 18th, and Otani of the Angels who showed remarkable performance with the dual wield of throwing was selected for the first time as the MVP of the American League.

This is the second MVP of a Japanese player in 20 years since Ichiro, who was in the first year of the major league in 2001, won the award.

Otani has won 9 wins as a pitcher, struck out 156, and has 46 home runs, 100 RBIs, and 26 stolen bases as a batter in this season, which is the fourth year of the major league. He marked his best record in both pitching and hitting at the same time for the first time in history in the All-Star Game in July.

In addition to Otani, the finalists for the MVP included Simien, who hit 45 home runs in the Blue Jays as well as Guerrero Jr. in the Blue Jays, who won the American League home run king with 48 home runs. Otani collected the first place votes from all 30 people who voted, and was the first full-vote award in six years since Harper, who was the Nationals at the time in 2015.

In the National League, Phillies' Harper, who marked a batting average of 30% and 35 home runs, won the award for the second time since 2015.