No. 1 statistic that shows why Shohei Ohtani should win AL MVP: 7.9 fWAR
Shohei Ohtani leads the Majors in Fangraphs’ Wins Above Replacement at 7.9.
Guerrero isn’t even close at 6.5. He’s not even second in our league. In fact, he’s not even first on his own team.
But he’s the most valuable? It makes no sense. He isn’t contributing the wins to his team that Ohtani is.
And by the way, it’s a lot harder for Ohtani to contribute wins to his team when he has literally nobody hitting behind him.
Everybody on this team has been hurt. Mike Trout has been out since mid-May, Anthony Rendon has been out almost as long, Justin Upton got hurt mid-season and was never the same, and Max Stassi has had many trips to the IL this year.
Guerrero has many great and healthy players in his lineup.
Ohtani is still putting up almost just as good of offensive stats as he is, and he’s one of the best pitchers in this league.
He’s also the best baserunner, and he can play in the field too. He’s the definition of a complete baseball player, and his dominance on both sides of the ball proves that he’s indeed the most valuable baseball player out.