22-year-old 6'4" 215 lb. HOKKAIDO NIPPON HAM FIGHTERS Pitcher #11 SHOHEI OHTANI currently boasts a higher Strikeout Rate than CLAYTON KERSHAW and a higher Home Run Rate than BRYCE HARPER!!!
In 20 starts last season, the OSHO, IWATE, JAPAN native had a 10 - 4 record, an ERA of 1.86, and registered 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings.
His primary weapon is his Fastball, supplemented by a Splitter, a Slider, and then a Changeup or Curve.
As a DESIGNATED HITTER, he slammed 22 home run in 382 plate appearances for an OPS rate of 1.004.
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Journalist JON WERTHEIM describes how SHOHEI OHTANI is The BABE RUTH Of JAPAN and Could CHANGE The FACE Of MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.