‘NL MVP Family Feud Begins?’ Olson Moves Past Acuña, JR

Ronald Acuña Jr. (26, Atlanta Braves), who has been in the driver’s seat for the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) award since the beginning of the season, is being unseated by a teammate.

The hero is Matt Olson (29), who is currently hitting more home runs than any other hitter in all of Major League Baseball. This time around, the top two spots in the Major League Baseball batting order have been flipped.

MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, announced the top 10 power rankings of the best hitters this season on Aug. 18.

Olson and Acuña Jr. were ranked second and third, respectively. At No. 1 is Shohei Ohtani (29). Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts round out the top five.

Akuña Jr. had consistently been second overall behind Ohtani, but has slipped to third due to Olsen’s recent meteoric rise.

Through 18 games, Olson is batting .274 with 43 home runs, 107 RBI, 95 runs scored, 124 runs batted in, a .385 OPS and a 1.000 slugging percentage.

Most notably, Olson has continued to showcase a highly sensitive bat. He started with a 0.993 OPS in June, followed by a 1.093 OPS last month and a 1.268 OPS this month.토스카지노

This puts him in second place among all major league hitters, ahead of Aquino Jr. who is also posting an OPS above 1.000 this month.

If Olson continues to hit the way he is, he could pass Acuña Jr. and Freeman, who are considered the No. 1 and No. 2 MVP candidates.

Of course, it’s mid-August, not mid-September, so depending on how the rest of the season goes, Betts, who is currently ranked fourth in MVP, could win the award. That’s a lot of games to go.

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