We have said countless times that Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani is the definition of a unique player, and he ties or breaks a record almost every time he steps on a baseball field.
However, from time to time, he still does things that shock the baseball world.
Just when we think we wouldn’t be surprised at anything he does, he goes out there and shows us he has plenty of tricks left in his bag.
With his recent performance, Ohtani has not only positioned himself to win his second AL MVP award, but could be primed to win the hitting Triple Crown.
Yes, that’s right: there is a chance Ohtani leads the American League in batting average, RBI, and home runs when all is said and done.
The league’s official Twitter account posted his numbers and where he ranks in each category at the moment.
Does Shohei Ohtani have the chance to add one of the most prestigious awards in MLB history to his trophy case? 👀 pic.twitter.com/nmcM2kMFO2
— MLB (@MLB) August 8, 2023
He leads the league in homers with 40, is third in batting average with a .307 mark, and is second in RBI with 83.
It’s important to note that the stats varied slightly, since MLB’s graphic was published before Ohtani took the field on Tuesday night.
Let’s see the rest of the competition in each stat.
Luis Robert Jr. is second in home runs with 31, so Ohtani has a safe lead there.
RBI could prove to be a challenge for him, as Adolis Garcia of the Texas Rangers leads with 89.
The hardest of them all, as it usually happens, will be the batting average.
Yandy Diaz and Bo Bichette are hitting .322 and .321, respectively, much better than Ohtani’s .307.
He will need them both to struggle, and Bichette is currently injured.
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