Deserved! Shohei Ohtani and Joey Votto named MLB Players of the Month

Los Angeles Angels starter / designated hitter Shohei Ohtani and the initialist of the Cincinnati Reds, Joey Votto, they were chosen MLB Players of the Month July in the American League and the National League, respectively.

Ohtani continued to shine both at the plate and on the mound last month, hitting nine home runs, driving in 19 runs, trading 16 walks and hitting a .282 / .396 / .671 offensive line in 23 games. He also posted a 1.35 ERA with 17 strikeouts and one walk awarded in 20 innings pitched.

The Los Angeles-Anaheim club superstar is the major league leader with 37 home runs, and has an OPS + of 173 alongside an EFE + of 153 this season. This marks the second month in a row that Ohtani has taken home the Young Circuit award.

For his part, Votto was recognized by hitting 11 home runs with 25 RBIs, 19 walks traded and a .319 / .440 / .734 offensive line in 26 games. Additionally, Votto had a seven-game hitting streak with at least one home run from July 24-30.

This is the first time in his 15-year career that Votto has been awarded Player of the Month.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and I am going into my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I am a fan of the San Francisco Giants, a number one defender of Barry Bonds and a critic of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to be taken away from the World Series for cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy soccer, football, basketball, and just about any other game that includes a ball or a ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the shrimp capital of the world, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; i survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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