Ohtani, Vlad and Harper Finalists for the Players Association Awards

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani, Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper are the finalists for Player of the Year in the 2021 Players. Choice Awards, the MLBPA (Players Association) announced on Thursday.

Ohtani hit 46 home runs with a .965 OPS and posted a 3.18 ERA with 10.8 K / 9. Guerrero was in the AL Triple Crown race all season and finished tied for the most home runs (48). in baseball. Harper led the majors in slugging (.615) and OPS (1.044).

St. Louis Cardinals reliever Andrew Miller, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Max Scherzer and Blue Jays second baseman Marcus Semien are vying for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year award, which is awarded to one player. that inspires others through leadership.

Ohtani and Guerrero are also finalists for the American League Outstanding Player Award. Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Pérez is the other nominee. Meanwhile, Atlanta Braves third baseman Austin Riley, Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto and San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. are the selections for the Outstanding Player Award in the National League.

New York Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole, Chicago White Sox right-hander Lance Lynn, and Blue Jays left-hander Robbie Ray are nominated for the AL Outstanding Pitcher Award. Scherzer, Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Corbin Burnes and Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler are nominated for the honor in the National League.

The MLBPA will also present the Outstanding Rookie Award and the Returning Player Award.

Winners will be announced on October 28