Dominican baseball players among MVP candidates


(www, beisbolmundial.com) .- Dominican baseball players are among the candidates to win recognition as the Most Valuable Player in both the American League and the National League.

It is no secret to anyone that Latinos were the protagonists of the 2021 MLB season and this was demonstrated when, among other things, the finalists were announced, including up to three Dominicans.

VLADIMIR GUERRERO JR. OF DOMINICAN ORIGINS THE CANDIDATE IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. overshadows Shohei Ohtani. AP Photo

In the American League there was no surprise when the name of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., one of the great Dominican representatives, appeared.

Guerrero Jr. who undoubtedly gave a display of what a good offense is in the MLB, along with him were his teammates in the Toronto Blue Jays, Marcus Simien and another out of series such as Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angels. Angels

JUAN SOTO AND TATIS JR., FOR THE NATIONAL LEAGUE

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Fernando Tatis Jr was a reflection of the San Diego Padres campaign but managed to put up good numbers despite injuries and game losses. Photo: AP

For its part, the Dominican side was more marked in the National where, as some expected, the name of Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres appeared, and next to him, his compatriot of the Washington Nationals , Juan José Soto.

Fernando Tatis Jr., who for many has a slight advantage, posted a .282 average with 42 full-return kicks, 97 RBIs, 99 runs, 25 stolen bases and a .975 OPS in 478 at-bats.

THE POSSIBILITIES OF GUERRERO JR.

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is ASG’s Most Valuable Player. AP Photo

At just 22 years old, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of Dominican origins stood out on the offense by tying (with Salvador Pérez) the home run leads with 48, setting a .311 average, driving 111 runs and leaving an OPS of 1.002, without a doubt, numbers worthy of an MVP.

However, luck does not seem to be on his side this time and he ran into Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani who only shone with the bat but also did it from the mound with his pitching.

NATIONAL LEAGUE IS MORE DISTRIBUTED

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Juan Soto got into the fight even though his team didn’t make as much noise.

In the National League, the odds are even higher since two of the candidates are Dominican, however the American Bryce Harper did not do anything wrong.

For his part, Juan Soto was not far behind and left a better batting average with .313, 29 homers, 95 brought to the plate, 111 runs, 9 stolen bases and a 999 OPS in a total of 502 visits to the plate.

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