José Ramírez has been nothing short of dominant so far in the 2022 MLB season.
With the Guardians sitting in first place in the AL Central, the majority of the offensive success can be attributed to the MVP-caliber play from the future Hall of Famer.
In the most recent series against the San Diego Padres, Ramírez smashed four hits (including two home runs) and four RBIs. During those two games against the Padres, Ramírez reached 100 RBIs on the season, being just one of four in the American League to have reached 100 this season.
Over his ten-year career in the majors, Ramírez has had just three 100-RBI seasons, including this year.
Taking a closer look at his All-Star season, Ramírez has made himself a case for MVP once again.
In all of his four All-Star seasons, he has finished the year with MVP votes, and if he continues his stellar season, the case is going to continue to gain traction.
Ramírez has slashed .285/.355/.551 so far, to go alongside 129 hits, 37 doubles, four triples, 25 home runs, and 103 RBIs. He has been extremely consistent at the plate, and his stats show for it. The most eye-popping statistic might just be his 48 walks to only 51 strikeouts this season.
While the Guardians sit atop the AL Central, most of the credit can be given to the leadership, offensive prowess, and all-around talent from Ramírez this season.
And as the 2022 MLB season dwindles down, if his play continues at this level, the opportunity for Ramírez to make a push into the MVP race continues to open.