The wRC+ of Ohtani Shohei (29, LA Angels), who achieved 40 home runs in a season for the second time in his personal career, rose vertically to 190.
In a home game against the Seattle 스포츠토토 Mariners on the 4th (hereinafter Korean time), Ohtani recorded 2 hits (1 home run), 2 walks and 1 stolen base, including his 40th home run of the season.
As a result, Ohtani recorded wRC+ 190 until this day. The gap with Freddie Freeman (34), who is second in the major leagues, is as high as 18. It is 32 different from second place in the American League.
This is a figure that has far exceeded 151 in the 2021 season, his career high in this sector. Of course, it may decrease depending on the results of future matches, but the career high is certain.
Also, if Ohtani continues this momentum, he may exceed his dream number of 200. Aaron Judge (207) was the only hitter to exceed 200 wRC+ in the past 10 years.
In particular, wRC+ 200 is a record that even Mike Trout, who has reigned as the best hitter for a long time, has not recorded even once.
Ohtani is under stronger check in the second half and has an on-base rate of over 50%. Adding home runs even in this situation.
As a result, Ohtani recorded a batting average of 0.310, 40 home runs, 82 RBIs, 84 points, 125 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.413 OPS of 1.098 in 108 games of the season until this day.
It has come to the point where a unanimous MVP award is possible even without a pitcher’s performance. Ohtani’s batting ability completely dominates the major leagues.
Attention is focusing on whether Ohtani, who is making an all-time season as a hitter, will be able to break through to the wRC+ 200, which is called a dream performance, by double-tapping.