Everything seems to indicate that Fernando Tatís Jr. despite finishing the leader in home runs with 48 will once again be left empty-handed, after his fight with injuries and the collapse of his San Diego Padres.
In the first half of the season everyone took it for granted that the MVP was reserved for Tatís Jr., but he will once again stay at the gates of a grand prize. The great year of Juan Soto With Washington it will not be enough to compete with a Bryce Harper who charged with the Philadelphia Phillies until the final week, matched the records of Babe Ruth and Barry Bonds and left numbers of .309 / .429 / .615, led the doubles (42 ), Slugging and OPS (1,044), he hit 35 homers and drove in 84 runs.
He has a strong rival in his teammate Julio Urías, the only one with 20 wins this year, but Scherzer had an unforgettable season that was enhanced upon his arrival at the Dodgers. The veteran will win his fourth Cy Young despite not leading any of the major pitching departments (second in ERA at 2.46 and in strikeouts at 236 and fourth in wins at 15-4).
There was no preseason forecast for the NL West to note the presence of the San Francisco Giants. And yet Kapler managed to finish with 107 wins – MLB’s best record this year and a franchise record – and broke the Dodgers’ eight division championship run.
The 24-year-old infielder made a big impression with the Cincinnati Reds in his debut year in the majors. His 98 runs scored and 57 extra-base hits are the most for a franchise rookie since Frank Robinson in 1956. His main opponent is Miami Marlins right-hander Trevor Rogers (7-8 record, 2.64 ERA and 157 strikeouts). ).