Ohtani is the reigning MVP after hitting 46 home runs a season ago.
Judge is having a historic season and is now up to 55 home runs, six shy of the all-time record in the American League, which was set by Roger Maris back in 1961.
Ohtani has hit 33 home runs, but he can also pitch and has posted a 2.58 ERA to date.
MLB tweeted a comparison of their stats and posed an incredibly difficult question for baseball fans all across the world, that being, “Who is your MVP?”
Two special players having special seasons. pic.twitter.com/Tu0uWa5Pv0
— MLB (@MLB) September 8, 2022
Who’s Your MVP?
It could be either one.
The case for Ohtani would be that he’s the reigning MVP and that he’s dominating on both sides of the ball, hitting home runs but also pitching like a Cy Young candidate.
The case for Judge would be that he’s on a historic home run pace and has already gotten close to the all-time record for AL sluggers.
He’s also driven in 118 runs.
It’s going to be a tough choice for many fans.
While it’s hard to imagine someone other than Judge winning it with the way he’s been hitting, Ohtani’s case can’t simply be swept under the rug.
He’s the type of player that you’ll see only once in a lifetime.
Not since Babe Ruth have we had a player who can hit and pitch at a high level.
Each player is unique in their own way and is exciting to watch for different reasons.
We’ll see what ultimately happens at the end of the year.
Each player has a solid case.