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Shohei Otani

22-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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Ohtani is arguably the top player in the world not in MLB. The Japanese star not only throws 102 mph and had a 1.86 ERA last season, but also hit 22 home runs with a 1.004 OPS as a DH for the Nippon H...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Thigh     EST. RETURN:  5/31/2017
LEAGUE: Foreign    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: ' "   WT:    DOB: 7/15/1994
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April 11, 2017  –  Shohei Ohtani News

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Otani will be sidelined for about six weeks due to a left-thigh muscle strain, the Associated Press reports.

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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2014 19 A NPB 24 24 2 155.1 125 45 7 179 57 11 4 0 0 0 2.61 1.17
2015 20 A NPB 22 22 3 160.2 100 40 7 196 46 15 5 0 0 0 2.24 0.91
2016 21 A NPB 21 20 1 140.0 89 29 4 174 45 10 4 0 0 0 1.86 0.96

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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2014 19 A NPB 24 24 155.1 10.39 3.31 3.14 0.41 78.3% 2.61 2.66 .314
2015 20 A NPB 22 22 160.2 11.01 2.58 4.26 0.39 76.3% 2.24 2.24 .267
2016 21 A NPB 21 20 140.0 11.19 2.89 3.87 0.26 80.8% 1.86 2.22 .278

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Shohei Otani: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Otani told CBS' 60 Minutes he will sign with a major-league team after this season, Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY reports.

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Otani (ankle) went 2-for-4 with a double while starting as a DH in Hokkaido Nippon-Ham's season opener.

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Ottani (ankle) will not compete in next month's World Baseball Classic, MLB.com reports.

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Otani has announced that he won't pitch for Japan in the WBC due to some soreness in his right ankle, The Miami Herald reports. "It would have been difficult in terms of getting ready in time. It's unfortunate but I won't be able to pitch in the WBC," Otani said Tuesday.

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Ohtani may not decide to move to MLB until after the 2019 season when he can become a free agent due to changes in the new collective-bargaining agreement that restrict MLB teams' spending on international free agents under age 25, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Otani is unlikely to come to the U.S. this offseason, but could be posted after the 2017 season, Baseball America's J.J. Cooper reports.

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Otani had a breakout season in 2014, posting a 2.61 ERA over 155.1 IP, with 179 strikeouts against 57 walks. He also chipped in a strong .274/.338/.505 slash line over 234 plate appearances.

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Ohtani made headlines as a two-way player, Japan's first since the '60s, as a rookie in 2013. He made even more headlines as a sophomore in 2014 by comprehensively improving both sides of his game. Ohtani regularly hit 100 mph on the radar gun, and went 11-4 with a 2.61 over 155.1 innings, striking out 179 while walking 57. At the plate, Ohtani slashed .274/.314/.444 over 234 plate appearances, hitting 17 doubles and 10 home runs. Ohtani's future is pretty clearly on the mound at this point, but he's a tantalizing talent in either role. He's a keeper prospect to monitor.