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Shohei Ohtani

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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LEAGUE: Foreign    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   DOB: 7/15/1994   DRAFTED: No  

December 8, 2016  –  Shohei Ohtani News

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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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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 Ohtani: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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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Otani has decided to join the Nippon Ham Fighters and will not try to sign with an MLB team, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Otani is expected to sign with the Nippon Ham Fighters this week, according to multiple media reports out of Japan.

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The Nippon Ham Fighters of the NPB have said they intend to select Otani with the first pick in Wednesday's draft, NPB Tracker reports.

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Otani, a top 18-year old prospect from Japan, has decided to sign with an MLB team, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Otani, an 18-year old high school top prospect in Japan, has drawn interest from Boston, the Dodgers and Rangers, WEEI 93.7 FM in Boston reports.

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