2021 American League Most Valuable Player Award

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The winner of the 2021 American League Most Valuable Player Award was Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels.

There was unprecedented in this year's voting about the top two finishers, as Ohtani received all 30 first-place votes, and runner-up Vladimir Guerrero Jr. received 29 of 30 second-place votes.

Award Voting[edit]

† indicates playoff team

Player Team Points AVG OBP SLG HR RBI W - L SV SO ERA 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angels 420 .257 .372 .592 46 100 9 - 2 0 156 3.18 30 - - - - - - - - -
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Toronto Blue Jays 269 .311 .401 .601 48 111 Did not pitch - 29 1 - - - - - - -
Marcus Semien Toronto Blue Jays 232 .265 .334 .538 45 102 Did not pitch - - 24 4 2 - - - - -
Aaron Judge New York Yankees 171 .287 .373 .544 39 98 Did not pitch - - 3 5 9 7 5 1 - -
Carlos Correa Houston Astros 163 .279 .366 .485 26 92 Did not pitch - - - 11 6 7 1 3 1 -
Jose Ramirez Cleveland Indians 133 .266 .355 .538 36 103 Did not pitch - - - 4 8 3 6 4 3 -
Salvador Perez Kansas City Royals 103 .273 .316 .544 48 121 Did not pitch - 1 2 3 - 6 2 3 3 4
Matt Olson Oakland Athletics 90 .271 .371 .540 39 111 Did not pitch - - - 2 2 1 9 5 3 2
Cedric Mullins Baltimore Orioles 87 .291 .360 .518 30 59 Did not pitch - - - 1 2 2 3 9 9 1
Brandon Lowe Tampa Bay Rays 34 .247 .340 .523 39 99 Did not pitch - - - - - 2 1 2 5 4
Rafael Devers Boston Red Sox 28 .279 .352 .538 38 113 Did not pitch - - - - 1 2 1 - - 8
Bo Bichette Toronto Blue Jays 7 .298 .343 .484 29 102 Did not pitch - - - - - - - 1 1 2
Xander Bogaerts Boston Red Sox 7 .295 .370 .493 23 79 Did not pitch - - - - - - - - 2 3
Jose Abreu Chicago White Sox 5 .261 .351 .481 30 117 Did not pitch - - - - - - - 1 1 -
Nathan Eovaldi Boston Red Sox 4 .000 .333 .000 0 0 11 - 9 0 195 3.75 - - - - - - 1 - - -
Robbie Ray Toronto Blue Jays 4 .000 .000 .000 0 0 13 - 7 0 248 2.84 - - - - - - 1 - - -
Gerrit Cole New York Yankees 4 Did not bat 16 - 8 0 243 3.23 - - - - - - - 1 - 1
Jose Altuve Houston Astros 3 .278 .350 .489 31 83 Did not pitch - - - - - - - - 1 1
Teoscar Hernandez Toronto Blue Jays 2 .296 .346 .524 32 116 Did not pitch - - - - - - - - 1 -
Kyle Tucker Houston Astros 1 .294 .359 .557 30 92 Did not pitch - - - - - - - - - 1
Mike Zunino Tampa Bay Rays 1 .216 .301 .559 33 62 Did not pitch - - - - - - - - - 1
Austin Meadows Tampa Bay Rays 1 .234 .315 .458 27 106 Did not pitch - - - - - - - - - 1
Mitch Haniger Seattle Mariners 1 .253 .318 .485 39 100 Did not pitch - - - - - - - - - 1

Further Reading[edit]

  • Rhett Bollinger: "Unanimous! Ohtani takes home AL MVP: Two-way star is fourth Angel to win award, 19th to sweep all first-place votes", mlb.com, November 18, 2021. [1]
  • Anthony Castrovince: "A 2-way and a 2-time MVP in Ohtani, Bryce", mlb.com, November 18, 2021. [2]

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Preceded by
2020
Most Valuable Player Award
National

2021
Succeeded by
2022