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Shohei Ohtani

22-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2016 Stats

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2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Shohei Ohtani in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2016 ADP:

Rank (RP): Hidden

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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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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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2016

There was no outlook written for Shohei Ohtani.