Which hitters led MLB in OPS in 2023?

Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels

The 2023 MLB regular season is in the books and that means it’s time to take a step back and reflect on the year. A number of talented hitters had standout campaigns, but which ones had the best on base plus slugging (OPS) percentage? Here’s a look at the MLB OPS leaders from 2023.

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The hitters with the highest OPS in 2023

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Here’s a look at the MLB OPS leaders for 2023, among qualified hitters:

Shohei OhtaniAngels1.066
Corey SeagerRangers1.013
Ronald Acuna Jr.Braves1.012
Matt OlsonBraves.993
Mookie BettsDodgers.987
Freddie FreemanDodgers.976
Yandy DiazRays.932
Juan SotoPadres.930
Marcell OzunaBraves.905
Bryce HarperPhillies.900

Let’s get a few things straight about this list. First, hitters must have had at least 502 plate appearances in order to qualify, much like the necessary figure needed to contend for a batting title.

134 players in Major League Baseball in 2023 had at least 502 plate appearances.

Second, the MLB home run leader, Matt Olson, did not finish in the top three of OPS.

Third, three Braves (Acuna Jr., Olson, Ozuna) were in the top ten.

The hitters with the lowest OPS in 2023

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So, you want to know which hitters had the worst OPS in 2023? Here’s a look at the hitters that ranked among the worst among qualified hitters.

Tim AndersonWhite Sox.582
Javier BáezTigers.593
Myles StrawGuardians.597
Enrique HernandezRed Sox/Dodgers.646
Zack McKinstryTigers.654
Anthony VolpeYankees.666
Trent GrishamPadres.666
Daulton VarshoBlue Jays.674
José AbreuAstros.680
Maikel GarciaRoyals.681

Tim Anderson owned the worst OPS in baseball this year in what was an uncharacterstically off season for the White Sox infielder.

Other notable names among the bottom ten include 2021 playoff hero Enrique Hernandez and rookie Anthony Volpe, the latter of whom did have a 20-20 campaign for the Yankees this season.