He is a Pitcher and DH so success for him requires both....
Shohei Ohtani (大谷 翔平 Ōtani Shōhei, born July 5, 1994) is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher and designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball's (NPB) Pacific League. Ohtani was the first pick of the Fighters in the 2012 draft. He has officially recorded the fastest pitch by a Japanese pitcher and in NPB history at 165 kilometres per hour (102.5 mph).
Ohtani is a 6 ft 4 in, 213 lb right-handed starting pitcher. With an overhand delivery, he throws a four-seam fastball averaging 96.2 mph (tops out at 165 kph/102.5 mph), an 86–88 mph forkball with late diving action, an occasional curveball, and a solid slider at 82–84 mph. Described as having great raw stuff, Ohtani has been compared to Justin Verlander by some MLB scouts. He posted a BB/9 (walks per nine innings rate) of 3.3 in his NPB career.
Batting and fielding
Ohtani is a designated hitter and occasional outfielder known for being able to hit with home run power. Scouts have timed Ohtani running from the batter’s box to first base in as few as 3.8 seconds.