The MLB postseason has just four teams remaining in the 2022 MLB Playoffs, the Philadelphia Phillies, the San Diego Padres, the New York Yankees, and the Houston Astros. The other 26 teams are preparing for the 2023 regular season. There are so many stats to look back at during the 2022 MLB regular season.
Throughout the regular season, many people were placing bets on teams and players for potential awards and future World Series Champions. They also could have been playing at the online casino during that time as well. Who were some of the leaders in each category statistically during the regular season?
During the 2022 MLB regular season, Aaron Judge, an outfielder for the New York Yankees, hit 62 home runs. He was the leader in baseball this season in this particular category. Judge broke the record for most home runs in a single season for the American League and also broke a New York Yankees home run record.
However, in 2001, Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs for the San Francisco Giants, and it appears that record will never be broken. Aaron Judge is looking for a new contract after the postseason ends with the New York Yankees. Otherwise, he is going to hit free agency. Judge should win the American League MVP Award this season because of his play.
Kyle Schwarber of the Philadelphia Phillies was second on this list this season, with 46 home runs throughout the regular season. Philadelphia had a ton of power in their lineup because of him. The Phillies made it to the playoffs because of him, and he was a great offseason acquisition for them.
He is very dangerous when at the plate. Schwarber could be in contention for the National League MVP, but he isn’t going to win it. Kyle Schwarber has been an MLB journeyman over the past couple of seasons.
Pete Alonso, first baseman of the New York Mets, and Mike Trout, outfielder for the Mike Trout, each hit 40 home runs during the regular season, and they were third in the MLB. Alonso did it in 160 games, and Trout did it in only 119 games. Pete Alonso was healthy for the entire season, and Mike Trout wasn’t.
Alonso led the New York Mets to the postseason for the first time since 2016, and Trout on the Angels was nowhere to be seen once again in the postseason because his team missed the playoffs.
Pete Alonso and Aaron Judge each led the MLB this season in RBIs with 131. New York baseball led the way in this category throughout the 2022 MLB regular season. One will win an MVP, and the other probably won’t.
Jose Ramirez, third baseman of the Cleveland Guardians, was second in the MLB this past season in RBIs with 126. Ramirez played a huge role with the Cleveland Guardians winning the American League Central this season. They were off to a really slow start and then started rolling. Cleveland lost to New York in the ALDS in five games.
Paul Goldschmidt, first baseman of the St. Louis Cardinals, was third in the MLB this past season in RBIs with 115. Paul Goldschmidt helped St. Louis win the National League Central title before flaming out in the NL Wild Card Round against the Philadelphia Phillies. Goldschmidt is the betting favorite to win the 2022 NL MVP Award.
He is still one of the best players at the position and was also a starter at first base during the 2022 MLB All-Star Game.
Jon Berti, second baseman for the Miami Marlins, led the MLB this past season in stolen bases with 41 of them. He only did this in 102 games played. Berti could have very well stolen over 60 bases if he was healthy for an entire season.
Jorge Mateo, the shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles, was second in the MLB this past season in stolen bases with 35 of them. Mateo hopes to have a role in the long term with Baltimore. He was very helpful to this baseball team this past season, and the Baltimore Orioles have a bright future ahead of them.