Philadelphia Phillies celebrity Bryce Harper named Nationwide League MVP

Bryce Harper claimed his second Most Invaluable Participant Award on Thursday, edging out Juan Soto, Fernando Tatis Jr. and several other others in what seemingly grew to become a wide-open race within the Nationwide League.

Harper captured 17 of the 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers’ Affiliation of America. Soto (six first-place votes) and Tatis (two) completed second and third, respectively, within the vote tally, which additionally provides factors for second- and third-place finishes. San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford obtained 4 first-place votes and Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Trea Turner acquired one.

Harper, a unanimous MVP whereas taking part in for the Washington Nationals in 2015, stored a flawed Philadelphia Phillies group within the hunt for the postseason proper up till the very finish in 2021. He in the end led the NL in slugging proportion (.615) and park-adjusted OPS (179) whereas accumulating 6.6 FanGraphs wins above substitute, tied with Soto for second within the NL behind Turner

Harper received the award with a monstrous second half through which he batted .338/.476/.713. Soto was proper there with him, batting .348/.525/.639, however was seemingly harm by taking part in on a Nationals group that spent most of that stretch out of competition.

Tatis, in the meantime, led the NL with 42 residence runs and added 25 stolen bases, all whereas taking part in the extra demanding place of shortstop. However his San Diego Padres pale dramatically down the stretch, and Tatis’ numbers fell off simply sufficient to disclaim him an MVP he seemed to be operating away with by the All-Star break.

Harper led the majors in ESPN’s model of win chance added (4.69) and completed with a .309/.429/.615 slash line, 35 residence runs, 84 RBIs, 13 stolen bases and a significant league-leading 42 doubles.

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