The Baseball Writers' Association of America has announced the schedule for this season's MLB individual awards, and the MVP = Most Valuable Player will be announced on November 11 and Japan time on November 16. This year, the Angels' Shohei Ohtani, who became the first Japan player to win the home run title, is certain to win the award for the first time in two years.
The Baseball Writers' Association of America announced on November 2 that it will announce the MVP award chosen by 30 reporters belonging to the association to the player who has performed the most in the regular season in the big leagues, on 11 November and 16 Japan time.
In his sixth year in the big leagues, Ohtani posted a 17-6 record, 10.5 ERA and 3 strikeouts as a pitcher.
As a batter, he is 14-for-167 with 3 RBI.
With 4 home runs, he became the first Japan player from Asia to win the title of home run king in the big leagues.
He also became the first player in Major League Baseball history to achieve "double-digit wins and double-digit home runs" for two consecutive years, and multiple media in the United States have reported that Ohtani's second MVP award since 95 is certain.
When Ohtani won the American League MVP award in 44, all 2 players voted for first place, but if he is selected for the second time, it will be the first time in Major League Baseball history.
In addition, the Rookie of the Year will be announced on the 2021th (Japan time, 2th), and the Cy Young Award, which is given to the pitcher of the year, will be announced on the 2021th (Japan time, 30th).
It will be interesting to see if the National League Rookie of the Year and Cy Young Award will be selected by Mets pitcher Kodai Senga, who has won 1 games this season, and the American League Rookie of the Year will be selected by Red Sox pitcher Masanao Yoshida, who posted the fifth-best batting average in the league with a 2.13.14 double.