This season's player of the year, selected by the Major League Players Association, was announced, and a Yankee judge was selected for the first time.
Angels Shohei Otani, who was one of the three finalists, did not win the award for the second year in a row.
Every year, the Major League Players Association awards the most active pitchers and fielders that year by voting among players, and the winners of this year were announced on the 4th.
Among them, the Yankees who hit 62 home runs and broke the American League home run record for the first time in 61 years. was selected for the first time.
Last year, Otani became the first Japanese player to win the Player of the Year award. This season, he has made history with 15 wins as a pitcher, an ERA of 2.33 and 219 strikeouts, and 34 home runs and 95 RBIs as a batter. was one of the three finalists, but did not win the award for the second consecutive year.
In addition, Judge was selected as the best player in the fielder division of the American League, where only two were finalists, with the votes concentrated on Otani and Judge. I didn't win the award.
Of the players' association's best player of the year in the past 10 years, eight people, including Otani last season, have also won the season's MVP = best player, and it can be said that it is a "preliminary battle for the MVP race". The whereabouts were attracting attention, but this year the judges gave momentum.