Peter O’Brien by far is having the best year of his career and is making a case to be the Liga Mexicana de Béisbol’s Most Valuable Player this season, yet the Cuban-American outfielder was not selected to the league’s All-star game.
O’Brien leads the circuit in OPS (1.169), slugging (.736) and doubles. The native of Miami is also second in homers (13), fourth in average (.371) and sixth in the LMB with 39 runs batted in on the campaign. If he isn’t the top candidate for the MVP in Mexico, I frankly do not know who is a better option for the prize.
Although he had a great year last season hitting .298 and launching 32 homeruns he is on pace to dwarf last years numbers. Through 45 games O’Brien also sports an OBP of .433 and has scored 40 runs, leaving in the top 10 of the league in each of those statistical categories.
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— Ariel Santa Cruz (@ArielSCPE) June 20, 2023
Félix Pérez who we can say is a countrymen to the kid from Hialeah, due O’Brien’s lineage (his mother is Cuban), is probably the only slugger feared more than South Floridian in the league and his main competition for the prize, due to the fact he is the circuit’s reigning MVP.
Although Pérez edges O’Brien in homeruns, RBI’s and runs scored, the Miamian dwarfs the slugger from the Isle of Youth in just about any other statistical category. There might be others with a viable claim to the prize in the Aztec League, but as of right now the MVP in México is Peter O’Brien’s to lose.