Shohei Ohtani is a professional baseball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Angels. He was a Japan Series Champion in 2016, a five-time NPB All-Star, and the Pacific League MVP in 2016. On October 16th, 2016, Ohtani recorded the fastest pitch in NPB history at the time, at 102.5 MPH. He also won the 2018 AL Rookie of the Year Award. Get all of the latest Shohei Ohtani stats and news here!
As an 18-year-old pitcher in Japan, Ohtani threw a 99 mph fastball. Straight out of high school he decided to sign with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in Japan before moving to the MLB in 2017. He signed with the Angels and won the Rookie of the Year award in 2018. In 2021, Ohtani became the first two-way player in the history of MLB with 10+ home runs and 20+ stolen bases as a hitter, and 100+ strikeouts and 10+ pitching appearances as a pitcher in the same season, while also holding at least a share of the major league lead in home runs in fourteen starts. He also became the first player in MLB history to be an All-Star as both a pitcher and a hitter.