The 2021 World Series may not be long finished, but already attention is turning to the 2022 Major League Baseball season.
At the moment we don’t know how the landscape will look when the new season kicks off. But that doesn’t stop us from having a way-too-early look at some of the runners to be MVP of 2022.
Starting with this year’s winner, Shohei Ohtani, we’ve put together a selection of candidates who could be a value bet to be MVP in both the American League, and the National League.
Shohei Ohtani – Los Angeles Angels (Defending AL Champ)
27-year-old Designated Hitter, Shohei Ohtani is the American League MVP for 2021.
In what was the most successful season of this career to date, Ohtani was an All-Star, an ALL-MLB first-teamer, a Silver Slugger Award winner, AL Triples Leader, and won the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award.
Not a bad season, hey!
As we all know, winning MVP back-to-back awards is rare, but the Los Angeles Angels’ star man sure has the quality to do it!
Shohei OhtaniTo Win American League MVP Award in 2022
The three times MLB All-Star and 2017 Rookie of the Year winner, 29-year-old Judge is in the prime of his career, and at New York in the right place to have a decent shot of winning this award for the first time.
2021 was the Right Fielder’s best season since 2017. Judge capped it off by winning his second Silver Slugger Award and he also picked up the Fielding Bible Award for the season.
Could 2022 be the year Aaron Judge steps up and takes the major gong?
Aaron JudgeTo Win American League MVP Award in 2022
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