Shohei Ohtani (Angels) & Bryce Harper (Phillies) Win 2021 MLB MVP Awards
A two-way player and a two-time winner are taking home the final piece of hardware to cap off MLB awards week. Shohei Ohtani (Angels) was a unanimous selection for AL MVP while Bryce Harper (Phillies) won the NL MVP by a landslide with a 17 first-place votes. It was Harper’s second MVP award, and it’s likely not the last for the 27-year-old Ohtani. Harper led the league in slugging (.615) and OPS (1.044) while Ohtani made multiple pieces of history with his two-way play on the mound and the plate. Here’s a look at the MVP stats and how the voting shook out.
2021 MVP Season Stats
B. Harper (PHI): .309 BA | 35 HRs | 84 RBIs
S. Ohtani (LAA): .256 BA | 46 HRs | 100 RBIs
Ohtani (Pitching: 9-2 | 3.18 ERA | 130.1 IP | 156 Ks
2021 MVP Voting
AL: 1) S. Ohtani, 2) V. Guerrero Jr., 3) M. Semien
NL: 1) B. Harper, 2) J. Soto, 3) F. Tatis Jr.
That’s a wrap on MLB awards week! Stay tuned for winter meetings and an upcoming battle for the new collective bargaining agreement. Fun times ahead for baseball…
MLB: Full MLB MVP Award Vote Totals
B/R: Bryce Harper’s Hall of Fame Case Just Got Stronger With 2021 MVP
USA Today: Ohtani Becomes First Two-Way Player to Win MVP Award
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