The 2022 projections predict another MVP season for Shohei Ohtani

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With negotiations to end the lockout finally beginning again between the owners and players, the once jeopardized start of the season is looking a bit more optimistic now.

Obviously, there’s still a long way to go, but for now, with the 2022 season on the horizon let’s keep the hype train going by analyzing some projections for LA Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani.

It might seem crazy to predict that Ohtani will follow up what was arguably
the greatest individual season in baseball history with another historic, MVP-caliber season, but if the current projections are anything to go by, he might just do it.

If the 2022 projections are accurate, Shohei Ohtani might just win his second AL MVP in a row.

Today we'll be taking a look at two of the most trusted projection systems, Steamer and ZiPS, to get a glimpse at just how well Shohei Ohtani may perform in 2022 for the LA Angels.

As always, remember that these projections are simply meant to give a baseline look at how a player may perform, meaning for a reigning MVP like Ohtani, these stats could be considered the bare minimum of what he might actually do.

With that in mind, let's see what Ohtani has in store for us.