Shohei Ohtani Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/5/1994 (28)
Shohei Ohtani Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Shohei Ohtani News
MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported Monday that the New York Mets are expected to pursue Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani in 2023 should he enter free agency. The 28-year-old phenom would be in high demand given his elite hitting and pitching talent. Ohtani slashed .273/.356/.519 with 34 home runs, 95 RBI, and 11 stolen bases in 666 plate appearances in 2022 while also going 15-9 with a 2.33 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 33.2% strikeout rate in 28 starts. While the Mets and owner Steve Cohen have been one of baseball's spendiest teams of late, Cohen said of potentially going after Ohtani, "Hard to think about next year. I'm focused on this season." Ohtani will remain a top fantasy asset wherever he goes, but a move to the Mets would be a clear upgrade over his current team.
USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported Monday that the San Diego Padres are planning to be "all in" on starting pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani if he becomes a free agent in the 2023 offseason. The 28-year-old phenom has one year left on his contract with the Los Angeles Angels, so he could potentially be traded this season or sign a contract extension with the Angels. If he does become a free agent, there will likely be high competition to sign him given his elite hitting and pitching talent. Ohtani slashed .273/.356/.519 with 34 home runs, 95 RBI, and 11 stolen bases in 666 plate appearances in 2022 while also going 15-9 with a 2.33 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 33.2% strikeout rate in 28 starts. The Padres would be even more formidable if they were to sign him.
Los Angeles Angels two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani announced on his official Instagram account on Thursday that he "would like to participate" in the 2023 World Baseball Classic for Team Japan. "Looking forward for the opportunity to face the best players around the world and to be able to play in front of the Japanese fans for the first time in over five years!!" Ohtani wrote. The 28-year-old pulled out of the most recent WBC in 2017 due to an ankle injury. He told reporters last month that he'd consider coming out of the bullpen for Team Japan if he played in next year's WBC. Ohtani had another phenomenal season for the Angels in 2022, hitting .273 with 34 home runs, 95 RBI, 90 runs and 11 stolen bases as the designated hitter while also going 15-9 on the mound with a 2.33 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 219 strikeouts in 166 innings over 28 starts.
Los Angeles Angels designated hitter and starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani enjoyed another excellent season both at the plate and in the field, making him perhaps the best fantasy option heading into next season in leagues where he has eligibility both as a designated hitter and as a starting pitcher. The slugger hit .273 with a .356 on-base percentage, 34 home runs, and 11 stolen bases in 666 plate appearances for the Angels last season, and while his walk rate dropped a bit to 10.8%, his strikeout rate as a hitter dipped as well. Ohtani struck out 24.2% of the time, a career-low that not only helped him make more contact but also saw him post his highest batting average in a single season since the 2019 campaign as he hit .273. More contact is generally a good thing for the 28-year-old and fantasy managers alike. Ohtani finished in the 92nd percentile or better in xBA, hard-hit rate, xwOBA, barrel rate, and xSLG. On the mound, the Angels standout was similarly effective, logging a 2.33 ERA, a 2.40 FIP, and 219 strikeouts in 166 innings of work. All were career-bests for Ohtani, who continued to miss bats at a decidedly above-average rate with a 12.4% swinging strike percentage and a 33.2% strikeout rate -; the latter of which was in the 94th percentile league-wide. The veteran's ability to provide elite production as both a hitter and pitcher cements him as perhaps the top fantasy option heading into the 2023 season.