you can argue that babe Ruth He did the same in his heyday in the late 1910s, but he never dominated the league as a pitcher and as a hitter in a single season, as Ohtani did in 2021 and one in 2022. Doing it again.
If you’re looking for a statistic that shows just how impressive this phenom is, just use the old and reliable triple slash line: batting average, OBP, and slugging.
It shows you his contact abilities, on-base skills, and in-game power.
“Shohe Ohtani Vs Pitchers in his MLB Career: .253 AVG, .349 OBP, .491 SLG. Shohei Ohtani Vs Batsmen in his MLB Career: .211 AVG, .283 OBP, .348 SLG,” Codify Baseball tweeted.
Shohei Ohtani vs Pitchers in his MLB career:
.253 Average, .349 OBP, .491 SLG
Shohei Ohtani vs Batsman in his MLB Career:
.211 AVG, .283 OBP, .348 SLG https://t.co/rJCKNz9wuY
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) 4 August 2022
Basically, he hits like an All-Star and has a . pitches like cy young Candidate.
a true freak of nature
His slash line in the last two seasons has been nothing short of amazing.
In 2021, the year he won the unanimous AL MVP award, he hit .257/.372/.592 with 46 home runs.
He also achieved 3.18 ERA with 156 strikes in 130.1 innings.
In 2022, he has been a bit poor with the bat but still the elite class: .253/.349/.491 with 22 homers so far.
On the mound, however, he has been brilliant: He has a 2.83 ERA in 105 frames, with 152 punchouts.
If he stays healthy and doesn’t close early, he has 200 strikeouts as a pitcher and 35 home runs as a hitter.
Those would be surprising numbers, but they wouldn’t be new to him.
He’s the player the kids are currently watching, a kind beast: he’s polite and well-mannered, but a fierce competitor on the field.
We are ready for another historic session.