Bryce Harper Named the 2021 National League Outstanding Player for the MLB Players Choice Awards
The trophies just keep stacking up for Bryce Harper. After most recently being nominated for the 2021 Musial Award for “Outstanding Sportsmanship”, Harper will be taking home another award. He’s been named the 2021 NL Outstanding Player for the 2021 Players Choice Awards.
Bryce Harper’s MVP-like season really turned heads throughout 2021. He slashed a line of .309/.429/.615 on the year, with a combined OPS of 1.044. Harper also tacked on 35 HRs and 84 RBIs on 151 hits, with 13 stolen bases as well. Bryce went up against Juan Soto, Fernando Tatis Jr, and Austin Riley for the award, but came out on top in the end. Harper will soon be nominated for MVP and will be looking to take home the best honor an athlete can receive, which will be presented on November 11th.
Bryce Harper was also nominated for the “(Overall) Player of the Year” award, along with Shohei Ohtani and Vlad Guerrero Jr. Harper did not take home this award, as it was given to Shohei Ohtani, after his historical season on the mound and at the plate. Ohtani finished the season with 46 HRs and 100 RBIs, all while pitching a 3.10 ERA in 130 innings. Shohei Ohtani congratulated Bryce on his nomination, and for eventually taking home an award.
Although he did not win the award, Zack Wheeler was nominated for the NL Outstanding Pitcher award. Max Scherzer would take home the award, as the two were nominated with Corbin Burnes as well. Yesterday, Zack Wheeler was also nominated for the Rawlings NL Gold Glove Award along with JT Realmuto, where results will be announced on November 2nd.
The nominations and trophies just keep stacking up for Phillies star Bryce Harper. He’s officially won another piece of hardware, taking home the NL Outstanding Player Award for the 2021 Players Choice Awards. Next up? MVP.
Ring it. It’s hardware szn.
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