The Baseball Writers Association of America has announced that Bryce Harper of the Philadelphia Phillies has been elected National League MVP.
On Thursday night, MLB awards week came to a close, with the main event being the MVP award races. The American League was already decided, with Shohei Ohtani projected to win, but the National League was a bit of a wild card, with Bryce Harper, Juan Soto, and Fernando Tatis Jr. competing.
The voting results from the Baseball Writers Association of America have been released, and the Philadelphia Phillies outfielder has won. Harper now has two NL MVP trophies under his belt, having won the first in 2015 while playing for the Washington Nationals.
NL MVP complete voting results: Harper wins second NL MVP of his career
Harper received 17 first-place votes, nine second-place votes, and two third-place votes, putting him in the first position. He was awarded a total of 348 points.
The authors gave Soto, the Washington Nationals’ outstanding outfielder, six first-place votes, 11 second-place votes, and seven third-place votes. Tatis, the shortstop for the San Diego Padres, received two first-place votes, five second-place votes, and 15 third-place votes.
Brandon Crawford (four votes) of the San Francisco Giants and Trea Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers were the other players to get first-place votes (one).
The complete set of results can be seen here.
Harper just finished a season in which he topped the National League in slugging percentage (.615), on-base percentage (1.044), and doubles (42). Through 141 games, the outfielder had a.309 batting average,.429 on-base percentage, 35 home runs, 84 RBI, and 151 hits.