The regular season is over. An exciting post season awaits us, but let’s start our review of what happened during a whacky and wild fantasy bsaeball season in 2022.
There was a lot of winning… but losing too.
The Dodgers did some things…
and check out this amazement…
The White Sox have been astoundingly even this year.
OHTANI FOR MVP!
Shohei Ohtani continues to make history.
Ohtani finished his season 15-9 with a 2.33 ERA and 219 strikeouts in 166 innings. He also hit .273/.356/.519 with 34 homers, 30 doubles, 11 stolen bases and 95 RBIs in 157 games. Among AL pitchers, Ohtani finished the year third in strikeouts (219), fourth in ERA (2.33) and tied for fourth in wins (15), while among AL hitters, Ohtani ranked fourth in homers and fifth in OPS.
Kyle Schwarber hit a lot of home runs.
Freddie Freeman and Trea Turner, the second duo to ever pull off the following treat.
Paul Goldschmidt went .317/.404/.578 for a .981 OPS. He’s gone .300/.400/.500 four times and had another season with a .396 OBP to just miss, not to mention two other years where he hit .297. For his career he’s right about on it as well with a .295/.391/.527 slash line. Historically speaking, that is a HOF level slash line.
Boy did Jose Iglesias have one strange season.
Not bad Mr. Lindor.
Jeff McNeil did indeed win the NL batting crown over Freddie Freeman.McNeil hit .465 his final 10-games. From The Athletic. “McNeil was hitting under .300 as recently as the trade deadline on August 2. He was 30 points behind Freeman at that point. Since then, he’s batting .369 over 57 games.”
The Orioles did a good amount of running this season.
What a career Mr. Pujols.
Here’s another one too.
Julio Rodriguez and Bobby Witt had two special rookie seasons.
Juan Soto finished the year at .242/.401/.452 for a .853 OPS. He entered the year batting .301 with a .981 OPS so yeah, it was a truly poor season for him, yet he still had a .401 OBP. As bad as he was in 2022 though, he was even worst with the Padres where the numbers were, straight up, not good: .236/.388/.390 for a .778 OPS. Will be fascinating to see what he does in the postseason.
Since we are talking Padres…
Fernando Tatis, who will miss 32 games next season with his PED suspension, will have played 130 of 324 games the last two years or 40 percent of the games. One season of 25 homers, 55 RBI and 65 runs scored… yet he is two years in to that $337 million contract.
Mike Trout did it, hitting his 40th homer, and made some history along the way.
Andrew Vaughn led the White Sox in homers but…
Stephen Voit started, and ended, his career in style.
The Cubs’ bullpen did some things this year.
Erasmo Ramirez did some nice work this year.
Spender Strider (oblique) is moving in the right direction.
More on Justin Verlander…
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