Shohei Ohtani the Angels American League

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Shohei Ohtani (大谷 翔平, Ōtani Shōhei, born July 5, 1994)

Pitching

Ohtani is a 6-foot-4-inch (1.93 m), 210-pound (95 kg) right-handed starting pitcher.

With an overhand delivery,he throws a four-seam fastball averaging 97 miles per hour (156 km/h) topping out at 102.5 mph (165 km/h), an 86–88-mile-per-hour (138–142 km/h) forkball with late diving action, an occasional curveball, and a solid slider at 82–84 miles per hour (132–135 km/h). He posted a BB/9 (walks per 9 innings rate) of 3.3 in his NPB career.Ohtani has been compared to Justin Verlander by some MLB scouts.

Batting and fielding

Ohtani is a left-handed batter. He is a designated hitter and occasional outfielder known for being able to hit with home-run power. Scouts have timed Ohtani running from the batter’s box to first base in as little as 3.8 seconds.

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nicknamed “Shotime” is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher, designated hitter and outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Nippon Professional Baseball’s (NPB) Pacific League.

He previously played for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball’s (NPB) Pacific League.

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Ohtani was the first pick of the Fighters in the 2012 draft. He played in NPB for the Fighters from 2013 through 2017 as a pitcher and an outfielder. Ohtani recorded the fastest pitch by a Japanese pitcher and in NPB history at 165 kilometres per hour (102.5 mph).

MLB after the 2017 season

The Fighters posted Ohtani to MLB after the 2017 season, and he signed with the Angels. He won the 2018 American League Rookie of the Year Award.

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2021 majer all star the Home Run Derby!

2021 July 4,

Ohtani made history by becoming the first player to be selected as an All-Star as both a position player and a pitcher.

He had already been selected as the starting designated hitter by the fans for the 2021 All-Star Game on July 1

while being voted by the players as one of five starting pitchers to make the American League roster on July 4.

It was also confirmed that Ohtani will hit and pitch in the 2021 All-Star Game on July 13 at Colorado’s Coors Field.

 

2021 July 7,

Ohtani hit his 32nd home run of the year, a solo shot off of Boston Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodríguez, passing Hideki Matsui’s mark in 2004, for the most home runs hit during a season by a Japanese-born player in MLB. Additionally, Ohtani won the Best Major League Baseball Player ESPY Award, becoming the first Japanese player to win the award.

2021 July 12,

Ohtani participated in the Home Run Derby. In the first round, he hit 22 home runs, tying him with opponent Juan Soto. A tiebreaker round saw Ohtani and Soto tied again at 28 home runs. Soto ultimately won the round after a second tiebreaker, despite Ohtani setting a Home Run Derby record by launching six homers at least 500 feet

2021 July 13,

Ohtani made All-Star Game history again as the starting pitcher and leadoff designated hitter for the American League.

After pitching a perfect first inning, he also became the first player in major league history to compete in the Home Run Derby and earn a win as the starting pitcher in the All-Star Game. Additionally, he became the first leadoff man to throw a 100-mph fastball in the All-Star Game.

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