Shohei Ohtani
24-Year-Old PitcherSP
Out
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 3/15/2019
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Ohtani could be the best player ever to come to MLB from Japan. In addition to racking up 624 strikeouts and posting a 2.52 ERA along with a 1.08 WHIP in 543 innings over the last five seasons with the Nippon Ham Fighters, Ohtani has hit .286/.358/.500 with 48 homers in 1,170 plate appearances. He's hit at least .300 in each of the last two seasons, while carrying an OBP above .400 and a slugging percentage above .500. The Angels signed Ohtani in December, and he will immediately join the front of the team's rotation. Soon after he signed, it was revealed that Ohtani has a first-degree sprain of the UCL in his right elbow, but the Angels knew about the injury before signing him. Additionally, he missed most of 2017 as a result of an ankle injury that required surgery in October. The Angels are considering a six-man rotation. With that, he may get two turns in the lineup as the DH between each start on the mound. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $545,000 contract with the Angels in December of 2017.
Undergoes Tommy John surgery
PLos Angeles Angels
Elbow
October 1, 2018
Ohtani underwent successful Tommy John surgery Monday, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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As expected, the procedure was done by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who was apparently encouraged with how things went. Ohtani won't pitch in 2019 while recovering from the surgery, though he's expected to be able to hit. The 24-year-old two-way superstar did nothing but impress during his first year in the majors, hitting .285/.361/.564 with 22 homers, 61 RBI and 10 steals, while posting a 3.31 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 11.0 K/9 through 10 starts (51.2 innings) prior to suffering the elbow injury.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+59%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+59%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .654 110 5 2 13 2 .222 .300 .354
Since 2016vs Right 1.043 256 54 20 48 8 .313 .387 .656
2018vs Left .654 110 5 2 13 2 .222 .300 .354
2018vs Right 1.043 256 54 20 48 8 .313 .387 .656
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2017
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2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .893 210 33 15 35 5 .277 .324 .569
Since 2016Away .968 156 26 7 26 5 .298 .410 .557
2018Home .893 210 33 15 35 5 .277 .324 .569
2018Away .968 156 26 7 26 5 .298 .410 .557
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-9%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-9%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .192 92 24 13 15 0 0 1
Since 2016vs Right .211 119 39 9 23 6 0 5
2018vs Left .192 92 24 13 15 0 0 1
2018vs Right .211 119 39 9 23 6 0 5
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-47%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-47%
ERA at Home
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 2.33 1.00 27.0 2 1 0 12.3 3.0 0.7
Since 2016Away 4.38 1.34 24.2 2 1 0 9.5 4.7 1.5
2018Home 2.33 1.00 27.0 2 1 0 12.3 3.0 0.7
2018Away 4.38 1.34 24.2 2 1 0 9.5 4.7 1.5
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Shohei Ohtani compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
2.86
 
K/9
11.0
 
BB/9
3.8
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
96.7 mph
 
ERA
3.31
 
WHIP
1.16
 
BABIP
.279
 
GB/FB
1.14
 
Strand %
75.9%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2015
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 Ham Fighters. Ohtani appeared to be all but set to make his move to MLB following the 2017 season, but changes in the new in the new collective-bargaining agreement that restrict MLB teams' spending on international free agents under age 25 may push his arrival back as far as 2020.
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.
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Doubles, collects steal against A's
PLos Angeles Angels
September 28, 2018
Ohtani went 3-for-3 with a double, two RBI, one run and a stolen base in Friday's win over the Athletics.
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Set for Tommy John next week
PLos Angeles Angels
September 25, 2018
Ohtani will undergo Tommy John surgery next week, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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Smacks 21st homer
PLos Angeles Angels
September 24, 2018
Ohtani went 1-for-5 with a solo home run Monday against the Rangers.
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Returns to action
PLos Angeles Angels
September 18, 2018
Ohtani (ankle) is hitting fifth and serving as the designated hitter Tuesday against the A's, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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Suffers minor ankle injury
PLos Angeles Angels
Ankle
September 16, 2018
Ohtani tweaked his left ankle while sliding into second base Sunday against the Mariners, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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