Ohtani Shohei (29) is truly a ‘craze’. He reigns as the greatest star in the world of baseball. He is a player that can only be envied in any country, not just Korea. But he also needs to see things a little differently. It is difficult for Ohtani to become the focal point. This is because he is close to a ‘genius that fell from the sky’. He should rather look the other way. It’s ‘team balance’.
Ohtani showed the best performance in Nippon Professional Baseball and moved to the major leagues. The big leagues also bombed. He also did it as a ‘two-hitter job’. He took 155 games as a hitter in 2021 with a batting average of 0.257, 46 home runs, 100 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.964. He was named unanimous American League MVP.In the 2022 season, as a hitter, he recorded 157 games, a batting average of 0.273, 34 home runs, 95 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.875. He’s slightly off the mark as a hitter, but far better as a pitcher. He became the first player ever to hit 30 home runs and strike out 200 in one season. He also shot 10 wins-10 home runs in a single season in 104 years following Babe Ruth in 1918 (13 wins-11 home runs).
His reputation is the same in this WBC. He appeared in all 7 games as a hitter, compiling a batting average of 0.435, 1 home run, 8 RBIs, 10 walks, and an OPS of 1.345. As a pitcher, he had 9.2 innings in 3 games (2 starts), 2 wins, 11 strikeouts, and an earned run average of 1.86. In the final against the United States, he came up in the top of the ninth inning with a 3-2 lead, and became the winning pitcher with one scoreless inning. Tournament MVP is also a typo. 안전놀이터
First of all, the physique condition of 193cm-95kg is not Asian level. It’s amazing just being a pitcher and a hitter, and he’s good at both. There is no such player anywhere. There is no player like this in countries that have produced countless baseball geniuses, such as the United States, Japan, and Latin America. It is doubtful whether it will appear again in the future.
In the end, it comes to the conclusion that Ohtani should be left ‘out of the question’. It is often said that pitchers and batters use different muscles. You could possibly get injured. You can be a player who is neither this nor that. Not everyone can be like Ohtani. You can admire it, but it is difficult to become a ‘goal’. There are degrees of genius.You have to look at other players. In the case of the Japanese national team, Ohtani was the top star, but Ohtani wasn’t the only one. Pitchers include Roki Sasaki, who is said to throw a ball faster than Ohtani, and Yoshinobu Yamamoto, ace representing Japan. Yokohama ace Imana Shota also made his name known as a left-handed fastball pitcher. Many pitchers such as Ota Taisei and Takahashi Hiroto showed off their top-notch pitching.