Shohei Ohtani MVP Odds: Two-way superstar giving Guerrero no chance
By Evan Desai
Shohei Ohtani Odds to Win AL MVP
Shohei Ohtani was already dominating Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in AL MVP odds. Last week, Ohtani was sitting at the best odds to win the award at -1200. Guerrero was at +700.
This week, Ohtani has separated himself even further. He’s at -2000, and Guerrero is at +1300 right now.
It was a nice run for Vladdy Jr., but he’s got no shot at winning this thing. Ohtani somehow continues to get better.
In his last six starts, he’s pitched 40 innings and given up just seven runs. Something more insane? He’s walked just four batters in those 40 innings.
He literally can’t stop throwing strikes. He also hit 40 home runs offensively, and nobody else has hit over 35.
Guerrero comes in second in home runs with 35, and it looks like that’s going to be the story of Guerrero’s season moving forward here. A story where he continues to come in second place to Ohtani.
I can’t predict how the individual stats will pan out, as there’s still about a month and a half left in the season, but I can tell you that he’s certainly not going to beat out Ohtani for the MVP. So, like I said, it’ll be a season of second-place for the superstar slugger in Toronto.
Ohtani leads the league in slugging percentage (.648) and OPS (1.015) as well. He has 18 stolen bases to Guerrero’s three. This race isn’t even close.
Ohtani is now even getting Cy Young love, as he has the third-best ERA (2.79) in the American League despite having to hit in the games he pitches in. The rest of the AL doesn’t have to do that.
He’s the best hitter in baseball, can play the outfield, and is a top four pitcher in the American League. It’s a wrap.