Could Los Angeles Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani one-up Aaron Judge’s American League record 62 home runs set last season?
Odds subject to change. Odds correct as of 7/13/23.
Judge’s feat was considered a historic achievement, and it earned him the 2022 American League MVP award ahead of Ohtani.
As we approach the 2023 MLB All-Star break, Ohtani is on pace to, at least, threaten Judge’s record.
As of July 7, 2023, Ohtani leads the MLB with 31 home runs through 86 games – 53 percent of the way through the MLB’s 162-game regular season.
Ohtani’s prowess at the plate paired with a 3.32 ERA and 132 strikeouts on the mound makes him the runaway favorite for AL MVP at -800, as well as a +1000 shot to win AL Cy Young.
Nine pitchers in MLB history have won their league’s Cy Young Award and MVP in the same season, but none of them batted like Ohtani.
Baseball fans are truly witnessing one of the all-time greats in the Angels two-way star.