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Shohei Otani Expects To Be Posted, Play MLB In 2018

Shohei Otani Expects To Be Posted, Play MLB In 2018”

The Yomiuri ShimbunHokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters two-way star Shohei Otani has decided to make the jump to Major League Baseball under the posting system once the season here is over, multiple sources said Wednesday. Nevertheless, the phenom who hits and pitches on an elite level intends to try his luck in America, Yahoo Japan reports.

Despite the fact that it will cause him to sign for significantly less money than if he were to wait an extra year, Otani is reportedly set on bringing his talents to Major League Baseball in 2018.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Otani has expressed interest in coming to the United States. Hernandez called him the best pitcher and hitter in Japan although pointed out injuries to his hamstring and ankle have forced him to serve primarily as a hitter this season. He has batted.346/.416/.574 through 51 games this season for the Nippon Ham Fighters and the right-handed-thrower also boasts a 2.60 ERA and 10.4 K/9 in 522 1/3 career innings. He finished last season with an OPS of 1.004. The assumption is that Otani would like to be both a position player and pitcher on a team in the majors, but it's unknown what teams - if any - would be willing to let this happen (and may require an owner supremely interested in selling tickets). Instead of commanding a high-end contract, he will be subject to the worldwide bonus pool rather than true free agency.

Far and away the main reason any team will want Otani is because of his ridiculous abilities as a pitcher. This could induce a fascinating collective pursuit, since every team will be interested in signing him as an global free agent.



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