Al Rojas Alive: Vlad Jr. remains firm at the top, but Salvador Pérez rises to the Top 3


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Al Rojas Alive: Vlad Jr. remains firm at the top, but Salvador Pérez rises to the Top 3

Dominican 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays and Venezuelan catcher Salvador Pérez of the Kansas City Royals are putting pressure on Japanese Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels in the battle for the MVP of the American League, while Fernando Tatis Jr. remains the favorite in the National League, according to chapter 20 of “Al Rojas Vivo”, which is 16th. consecutive year publishes ESPN Digital weekly during the Major League Baseball regular season.

“Al Rojas Vivo”, which is published on Tuesday of each week, takes into account the statistics for the whole year up to the games on Monday. Players are not considered by their salary, level or fame, but by their performance throughout the current season.

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Pos .: 1B | Team: Toronto Blue Jays| Previous Ranking: 1

Statistics 2021

The Dominican, the best major league hitter of the season, is hitting .387 with four homers in his last 15 games, improving his position in the race for the MVP of the young circuit. Guerrero leads MLB offensive players in WAR (6.0) and is hitting .321 with 40 homers, 21 doubles, 73 walks, 98 RBIs, 105 runs scored. The Blue Jays 1B is .410 / .604 / 1.014 in OBP / SLG / OPS.

Pos .: SS | Team: San Diego Padres| Previous Ranking: 2

Statistics 2021

The Dominican shortstop remains in front of the candidates for the National League Most Valuable Player award, but began the month of September in an offensive ‘slump’. Tatis is hitting .172 with three homers in his last 15 games. On the season, Tatis leads his league in home runs (37), Slugging (.635) and OPS (1,001); He’s second in stolen bases (24), and third in runs scored (89). He’s hitting .280 with 26 doubles and 85 RBIs.

Pos .: C | Team: Kansas City Royals | Previous Rank: 4

Statistics 2021

The Venezuelan has hit 14 home runs in his last 30 games to challenge Ohtani for the AL lead. With 41 home runs, Pérez already holds the American League record for a primarily catcher player. On the season, “Salvy” is hitting .277 with 19 doubles, 103 RBIs and 70 runs scored. Add that to the position he plays and his 41% of running backs put out in attempted steal and you have a genuine MVP candidate.

Pos .: 3B | Team: Boston Red Sox | Previous Rank: 3

Statistics 2021

The Dominican falls to fourth place for the first time in a long time. The young Boston Red Sox third baseman is one of those marginal candidates who has the MVP award this season. “Carita” is hitting .276 and is second in RBIs (101), third in doubles (34), fifth in home runs (33), seventh in OPS (.895) and tenth in runs (85).

Pos .: LF | Team: Washington Nationals | Previous Rank: 5

Statistics 2021

The Dominican outfielder leads the majors in walk (112) and OBP percentage (.444) and his .956 OPS is the fifth best in MLB and the third highest in the National League. In 47 games since the All-Star break, Soto is hitting .324 with 54 walks and a staggering .505 OBP. On the season, he is hitting .298 with 24 home runs, 90 runs scored and 80 RBIs in 420 at-bats.

REST OF THE RANKING

6- José Ramírez, Cleveland Indians (.260, 32 H4, 27 H2, 86 CE, 91 CA, .895 OPS)

7- Yordan Álvarez, Houston Astros (.281, 28 H4, 27 H2, 90 CE, 77 CA, .878 OPS)

8- JD Martínez, Boston Red Sox (.285, 25 H4, 36 H2, 89 CE, 84 CA, .865 OPS)

9- Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox (.265, 28 H4, 26 H2, 103 CE, 78 CA, .844 OPS)

10- Jorge Polanco. Minnesota Twins (.287, 27 H4, 32 H2, 83 CE, 84 CA, .859 OPS)

11- Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox (.298, 20 H4, 33 H2, 70 CE, 77 CA, .867 OPS)

12- Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves (.260, 26 H4, 34 H2, 89 CE, 86 CA, 17 BR, .811 OPS)

12- Teoscar Hernández, Toronto Blue Jays (.292, 25 H4, 23 H2, 93 CE, 70 CA, .848 OPS)

13- Manny Machado, San Diego Padres (.276, 24 H4, 27 H2, 89 CE, 79 CA, .836 OPS)

14- Carlos Correa, Houston Astros (.277, 22 H4, 30 H2, 71 CE, 93 CA, .855 OPS)

15- Starling Mars, Oakland Athletics (.316, 21 H2, 42 BR, 75 CA, 41 CE, .852 OPS)

Note: Statistics until Monday’s game


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