While in the conversation for the AL MVP they have always been talking about Japanese Shohei Ohtani and Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the reality is that the great season is passing by that Venezuelan Salvador Pérez of the Kansas City Royals is having, which under normal circumstances would also have him as a favorite to be the MVP in any other year.
Now, Salvador Pérez is having perhaps the best offensive season for a catcher in all of Major League history, as after his 46th home run of the season against the Cleveland Indians, he surpassed the all-time mark of the legendary Johnny Bench, who in the 1970 season he hit 45 homers as a catcher for the Cincinnati Reds as part of the mythical “Red Machine”.
The mark is for players who have played at least 75% of the campaign’s games as receivers, and with that home run, Salvador Pérez is now co-leader of the American League home runs along with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and leader in RBIs. with 115, having two-thirds of the Triple Crown, being far in the race for the Champion Bat with .275 average.
Will he be considered for the MVP along with Vladdy Jr. and Shohei Ohtani?