Shoshei Ohtani

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    Shoshei Ohtani

    Japanese sensation and current Los Angeles Angel Shoshei Othani (I think I'm pretty close ont hat spelling) is doing something we haven't seen.

    Was the starting DH on game 1 and will be the starting pitcher on Sunday.

    Only about 22 years old.
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    Everyone says he should be in the minors. Only time will tell.

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    Overrated

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    He's on the mound today correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTS_JF View Post
    He's on the mound today correct
    Yes. 4:05

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00Rocket28 View Post
    Overrated
    I guess it depends on how you think he's being judged now as far as talent/stardom.

    All I've heard is he's unique in that he has enough talent to do both.

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    He had a really bad spring so these first few weeks will be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    He had a really bad spring so these first few weeks will be interesting.
    Very much like Ichiro did in his first spring training.

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    Nice debut 6 IP 3 H 3 ER 1 BB 6K

    One bad inning in the 2nd where the A's got all 3 of their hits off of him that inning including a bomb where Ohtani hung a slider.

    Went 1-2-3 in the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 6th. Gave up a walk in the 4th.

    The splitter is going to be a problem for the opponents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelPops View Post
    Nice debut 6 IP 3 H 3 ER 1 BB 6K

    One bad inning in the 2nd where the A's got all 3 of their hits off of him that inning including a bomb where Ohtani hung a slider.

    Went 1-2-3 in the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 6th. Gave up a walk in the 4th.

    The splitter is going to be a problem for the opponents.
    I've heard at least 2 analysts call it a "wipe out" splitter. They said he just needs to master his command.

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    3-run homer tonight.

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    I'm not ready to proclaim the kid the next coming of Babe Ruth just yet. Let's see what happens after he's had 20-25 starts and 3-400 AB's, and the rest of MLB has some tape on him. These guys are pros for a reason. They will find a weakness, and they will exploit it. I'm much more interested to see how he responds at that time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    I'm not ready to proclaim the kid the next coming of Babe Ruth just yet. Let's see what happens after he's had 20-25 starts and 3-400 AB's, and the rest of MLB has some tape on him. These guys are pros for a reason. They will find a weakness, and they will exploit it. I'm much more interested to see how he responds at that time.
    Yep, it's early. I think he's off to a promising start, and it will be interesting to see how he adjusts once there's a "book" on him. There's no denying that he has a ton of talent. I do think he's eventually going to have to choose either pitching or hitting to focus on.

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    Drilled a HR off of Corey Kluber today.

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    Maybe I spoke too soon

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