The biggest two way player since Babe Ruth has arrived to the MLB, and he hasn’t disappointed. Shohei Ohtani has been outstanding in the opening of his first MLB season. He is 2-0 in his first two starts with 7 hits, 3 of which have been home runs. Before his season started, he was under a lot of criticism due to his poor performance in Spring Training.
But he has completely turned around since then, with a WHIP of 0.46 and an ERA of 2.08, the haters and critics really have nothing to say. On the flip side his batting has also been stellar with a slugging percentage of .842 and a batting average of .368. On the Angels, Ohtani joins two of the MLB’s greatest sluggers in Mike Trout and Albert Pujols with a combined total of over 800 home runs between them.
As we are only in the early months of the season Ohtani has a lot of baseball left to play, and at the pace he’s going there is a good chance he can be an All Star. But we will just have to wait and see, because baseball can change in the blink of an eye.