“Maybe the first major leaguer to be selected as an MVP by being evaluated in both throws.”
The success of pitcher Shohei Ohtani in the dual wield style has become a hot topic even in countries where baseball is not popular. The English newspaper “Guardian” featured Otani as “may be the first major leaguer to be selected as an MVP by being evaluated in both throwing and hitting.”
It seems that Shohei Ohtani’s name has transcended the boundaries of “popular baseball countries” such as Asia and North and Central America, and is finally reaching “barren land” Europe. The Guardian detailed under the heading “100 miles fastball? 450 feet home run? Why is it nothing for Shohei Ohtani?” “It sounds silly given Otani’s performance today, but three years ago, at the time of his first spring training in the Angels, it was taken for granted that he would start in a minor,” he said in the Angels. I reported on the steps taken so far.
In 2018, the first year of the major, Otani struggled with spring training, but mentioned that he was active with 4 wins and 22 home runs in the season. Now that the fourth season has come to a close, “Otani is in a position to aim for the American League MVP,” he explained. “At the age of 27, Otani has begun to exert something of a multidimensional dominance that only a limited number of athletes can show,” he said. I reported the pitcher’s performance.
“Behind this grade is a combination of physical fitness and sophisticated skills, creativity and diligence.” Otani’s “big body,” which is 193 cm tall and weighs 95 kg, surprised Max Muncy infielder (Dodgers), who weighs 183 cm and 98 kg. I don’t know if it’s big. If I lined up next to me while I was defending first base, it would be huge. I looked up. His shoulder width is about twice as wide as I am, “Muncy said.
Otani pointed out that he “has grown up” by learning excellent nutrition in addition to weight training off. After joining the Angels, he mentioned that he had surgery on his right elbow, Tommy John, and his left knee. I was able to do it, “explained the background of his success this season.
In addition, Angels coach Joe Maddon explained that this year there are no “restrictions” and that he “plays as he wants” while communicating closely with Otani. As a result, “Otani may be the first major leaguer to be selected as an MVP by being evaluated in both throwing and hitting.”
(Full-Count editorial department)