Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angels

Age: 27 (July 05, 1994) | 6' 4" | 200lbs. | Bats: Left P-10 DH-40 PH-22
LAA AL 2018 114 326 59 93 37 102 21 2 22 61 10 4 .285 .361 .564 10 28 .350 44/24/33 23 20
LAA AL 2019 106 384 51 110 33 110 20 5 18 62 12 3 .286 .343 .505 8 26 .354 50/26/24 21 19
LAA AL 2020 46 153 23 29 22 50 6 0 7 24 7 1 .190 .291 .366 13 29 .229 50/17/33 15 14
LAA AL 2021 158 537 103 138 96 189 26 8 46 100 26 10 .257 .372 .592 15 30 .303 38/21/41 37 33
Career 4yrs 424 1400 236 370 188 451 73 15 93 247 55 18 .264 .353 .537 12 28 .321 n/a
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I'm afraid it is, Bob.

But Shohei has clearly tired.

At the plate in his last 16 games: .154/.313/.385.

On the mound in his last three starts: 7.04 ERA, 1.50 WHIP.

And even so, he last night became the fourth pitcher in 63 years to get an intentional walk.

Stathead Spotlight: Shohei Ohtani

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Alex Patton Alex
Sep 11

Why are the bids showing $5-7? That can't be right...

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Sep 9

I toggled him tonight. $19 as a pitcher, $27 as a hitter. I'm surprised by the hitter price. Obviously not an OBP league.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Sep 9

Good point about the extra AB.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 20

Leading off when he pitches could get him an extra at bat before he is pulled. So, it makes more sense when he is pitching. As for when he DH's, I'm going to assume, based on his successful managerial career, that Joe Madden knows better than the rest of us.

Mike Davis BeanCounter
Aug 19

I've just toggled him to a pitcher. I think when we get tomorrow's stat feed his pitching stats will be update.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 19

Again I ask: Why is he leading off? Especially when he pitches.

Stars at dish, on mound in win
August 19, 2021
Ohtani pushed his record to 8-1 after holding the Tigers to one run on six hits and no walks while striking out eight over eight innings Wednesday in the Angels' 3-1 win. He also helped himself at the plate, going 1-for-4 with a solo home run.
Ohtani's eighth-inning blast off Jose Cisnero was his MLB-leading 40th of the season, a feat made all the more remarkable by the fact that he's supplemented his power production with a 2.79 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 100 innings on the mound. Since he failed to escape the first inning of a June 30 start against the Yankees in which he was charged with seven earned runs, Ohtani has been lights out as a pitcher, going 5-0 with a 1.57 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 37 strikeouts in six starts.
Alex Patton Alex
Aug 19

Why on earth is Ohtani batting leadoff tonight?

In a lineup this weak, he shouldn't be batting second.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 11

Ohtani's total at the All-Star break is for both the hitter (3.7) and pitcher (1.9).

WAR Leaders

NL Position Players

Fernando Tatis Jr. (SDP)4.6
Max Muncy (LAD)4.2
Brandon Crawford (SFG)4.1

NL Pitchers

Zack Wheeler (PHI)5.0
Jacob deGrom (NYM)5.0
Kevin Gausman (SFG)4.9

AL Position Players

Shohei Ohtani (LAA)5.6
Marcus Semien (TOR)4.3
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR)4.2

AL Pitchers

Gerrit Cole (NYY)4.3
Kyle Gibson (TEX)4.1
Lance Lynn (CHW)3.4
Alex Patton Alex
Jul 12

Part II:

As a pitcher, he has nearly twice as many Ks as hits allowed! Ohtani is now 13 starts into this season, and those numbers look like this:

Hits: 46
Ks: 87

That projects to 166 whiffs, 88 hits. And in the history of baseball, only seven pitchers have ever had a season of at least 150 strikeouts and twice as many K’s as hits allowed. Here they come: Pedro, Randy Johnson, Brad Lidge (in relief!), Max Scherzer (twice), Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Chris Sale. Not pictured (but came as close as Ohtani is): Nolan Ryan! (Plus Kerry Wood, Yu Darvish and Blake Snell.)

And other stuff! Ohtani the hitter has the most extra-base hits (54) in the American League … Ohtani the pitcher has allowed the third-fewest extra-base hits (17) of any AL starting pitcher with 65 innings or more … Hits of any kind against Ohtani the pitcher (just 46) … Besides leading the league in homers, Ohtani the hitter is tied for the AL lead in triples (with four) … Ohtani the pitcher has faced 510 hitters in his career — and still hasn’t allowed any triples.

I could go on here. No need. You’ve seen it. You get it. I wrote last week about what might happen to the MVP debate if Vladimir Guerrero Jr. winds up winning the Triple Crown. But you know what’s even rarer than a Triple Crown? Finding an actual superhero who keeps finding ways to go where no baseball player has ever gone before.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 8