Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani won both the Player of the Week and the Player of the Month.
On the 4th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official website of the major leagues, announced the players of the week and the players of the month in both major leagues. Ohtani shared the American League Player of the Week award with New York Yankees’ Domingo German.
Ohtani had a hot June. As a pitcher, he won 30⅓ innings in 5 games with an earned run average of 3.02, and as a hitter, he had a batting average of 0.394 (41 hits in 104 at-bats) and a 0.952 OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.444 in 27 games. All pitchers performed impressively.
Especially in the last week of June, he was in excellent shape. He marked a 1.783 OPS with 6 home runs in 7 games. MLB.com said, ‘Ohtani continued his historic season last week. No wonder he was chosen as the player of the week. Ohtani only pitched once last week, but he played a historic game,’ he said, explaining why Ohtani was selected as the 6th player of the week in his career.
Ohtani did a great job. He started against the Chicago White Sox on the 28th of last month and recorded 4 hits, 2 walks, 1 run and 10 strikeouts in 6⅓ innings. He went 3-for-3 with 2 home runs, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. MLB.com said, ‘It was the sixth time since 1900 that a player struck out 10 and hit multiple home runs in one game. It was the first American League player since 1963,’ he said, introducing Ohtani’s performance.
Meanwhile, Atlanta Braves Acuna Junior was named National League Player of the Week. MLB.com said, “MVP front runner Acuna Jr. hit five home runs last week. He had an OPS of 1.916. The stolen base hit three and led Atlanta to a six-game winning streak.”체스카지노
Acuna Junior has 21 home runs and 39 stolen bases in 84 games this season. MLB.com reported on his performance, saying, ‘Acuna Junior became the first player to hit 20 home runs and 35 or more stolen bases before the All-Star break.