Ask most MLB players and they’ll tell you: It's immensely important to them what their peers -- both teammates and opponents -- think of their performance on the field. So when the MLB Players Association reveals the Players Choice Awards each year, it’s a major moment.
During the 2022 regular season, there were incredible feats achieved -- prestigious records broken and milestones passed, even -- leaving us in awe. But what did the players think?
As revealed Friday on ESPN, here are the results.
Player of the Year and Outstanding American League Player
Aaron Judge, Yankees
Last year’s winner of this honor, Angels two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani, was once again spectacular with what he did both at the plate and on the mound. It would take a monumental performance to prevent Ohtani from back-to-back Player of the Year Awards. But that’s exactly what Judge gave us, eclipsing Roger Maris’ mark of 61 home runs in 1961, setting an AL record with 62. Judge led the Majors with 131 RBIs, 133 runs scored, a .425 on-base percentage, a .686 slugging percentage and an AL-leading 111 walks. His 391 total bases were the most in a single season for the AL since Alex Rodriguez's 393 with the Rangers in 2001.
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