The three former finalists for the Most Valuable Player awards from both MLB circuits are among the six candidates to receive the award for best Dominican hitter last season
The twenty-second edition of the recognition granted by the Dominican sports chronicle to the best offensive players in the country in Big leagues features some of today’s biggest young names.
Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., rafael devers, Jose Ramirez Y Teoscar Hernandez make up the six nominees for recognition.
In the case of “The boy”, playing 130 games for San Diego Padres, remained as the leader in home runs of the National League with 42, which was accompanied by 97 RBIs and 99 runs scored. He managed to accumulate 292 total bases and had a batting average of .282, along with an on-base percentage (OBP) of .364, as well as a slugging percentage (SLG) of .611, good for an OPS of .975.
In the case of warrior jr., the Blue Jays first baseman led MLB in runs scored (123), home runs along with Salvador Perez (48) and total bases (363). He led the American League in OBP (.401), SLG (.601), OPS (1,002) and OPS+ (169), along with a .311 batting average and 111 RBIs.
Soto was leader of MLB in walks with a total of 145, 23 of them intentional, where he also led the league. Likewise, he ended up dominating at OBP (.465). He batted for an average of .313 along with an OPS of .999, 29 homers, 95 RBIs and 111 runs scored. Soto finished the year with 268 total bases and an OPS+ of 175.
rafael devers won for the first time in his career silver bat. The third baseman Boston Red Sox he finished with a .279 batting average, a .352 OBP and a .538 SLG, good for a .809 OPS. He hit a career-high 38 home runs and drove in 113 runs, leading both departments among third basemen in 2021.
Teoscar Hernandez he finished with 32 home runs to go along with a .296 batting average, which went with an .822 OPS. He drove in 116 runs and scored 92 times.
Finally, Jose Ramirez was one of the only bright spots in the inconsistent offense of Cleveland Indians in 2021. The 29-year-old batted .266 with 36 home runs and 103 RBIs.
The company JJ Sports, organizer of the awards, indicated through a press release that an event will be held for the delivery of the award in the Dominican capital.