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Jan 18, 2006
Donaldson showed how much of a choke artist hes always been. Fuck that dude, Cespedes was always the MVP for the A's. Fucken Beane
May 7, 2013
Will Shohei Ohtani be successful in MLB?

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.[29] With an overhand delivery, he throws a four-seam fastball averaging 96.2 mph[30] (tops out at 165 kph[31]/102.5 mph), an 86–88 mph forkball with late diving action, an occasional curveball, and a solid slider at 82–84 mph.[30] Described as having great raw stuff, Ohtani has been compared to Justin Verlander by some MLB scouts.[32] He posted a BB/9 (walks per nine innings rate) of 3.3 in his NPB career.[33]

Batting and fielding
Ohtani is a designated hitter and occasional outfielder known for being able to hit with home run power.[34] Scouts have timed Ohtani running from the batter’s box to first base in as few as 3.8 seconds.[35]
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