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Morning Mound Visit: Shohei Ohtani wins AL MVP unanimously

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Bryce Harper also won NL MVP, narrowly edging out LaMonte Wade Jr.

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Cole Bailey | Halos Heaven & Leo Morgenstern | The Good Phight: Shohei Ohtani won the AL MVP Award with 30 first place votes. Ohtani slashed .257/.372/.592 for a 158 OPS+ in 639 plate appearances. Ohtani also had a 3.18 ERA in 130 13 innings pitched which was good for a 141 ERA+. Bryce Harper got the honors in the NL with a comfortable lead over Juan Soto. Harper led the majors in OPS, slugging, and OPS+ at 1.044, .615, and 179 respectively. This is Harper’s second MVP.

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