In the least surprising result of the 2021 Major League Baseball award season, Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani is the unanimous American League Most Valuable Player. With the award, he becomes just the second Japanese player to win the MVP, after Ichiro Suzuki, who won in 2001.
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. finished in second place, followed by teammate Marcus Semien.
Ohtani took baseball by storm as the modern-day Babe Ruth, becoming the first player in Major League history to be selected to the All-Star Game as both a hitter and a pitcher. He was selected as a position player by the fan vote, and as a pitcher in the team’s announcement.
His stats jump off the page, hitting .257 at the plate