THE COACH | I was wrong; Vladimir Guerrero Jr. should be the MVP of the American League in 2021

The historic season experienced by the Los Angeles Angels two-way player, Shohei ohtani, has him as the favorite to win the Most Valuable Player award of the American league in 2021. Seeing him be one of the best hitters on the young circuit and pitching effectively after 22 starts makes him that “special player”; that player who didn’t exist in MLB since Babe Ruth.

However, and although in principle this fact also overwhelmed me, what he is doing Vladimir Guerrero Jr. with the Toronto Blue Jays he is much more commendable. How not to give the MVP to the player who dominates the most offensive departments in the league?

The Canadians’ first baseman entered Monday’s game as the leader in OPS (1,029), slugging (.617), OBP (.411), average (.321), home runs (46), hits (178) and runs scored (119), being fourth in RBIs with 105, which makes him dream of achieving the triple crown of batting, something that has not been seen in the Major Leagues since Miguel Cabrera did it in 2012 with the Detroit Tigers, year in the one who, by the way, won the MVP.

As if that were not enough, Guerrero Jr. He is the WAR leader of all majors with 6.8, being the player who has given the most victories to his team, proclaiming himself irreplaceable in the Blue Jays lineup.