Many people have taken to calling Shohei Ohtani the “Babe Ruth of Japan” due to his impressive ability to hit, play the field, and pitch at a high level. The man is a very rare jack of all baseball trades; a player the likes of which Major League Baseball doesn’t see every day. Signed by the LA Angels in 2017 after spending 5 years playing in Japan, Shohei is poised to make an enduring mark on baseball history.
The Angels are on record as saying they will use Shohei both ways, as a hitter and a pitcher. Only time will tell where we will see more of him at, but in either position, Shohei is an undeniable asset. He has had 20-homerun-seasons playing in Japan, and averaged under a 3 ERA on the mound.
Shohei is sure to take LA by storm and it should get the Angels' faithful very excited about what is on the horizon for their team. And for those that want to wear their Ohtani pride on their sleeve – or close to it on the front or back of their shirt! – you can invest in the best Shohei Ohtani jerseys, shirts, and memorabilia here at Fans Edge!