Shohei Ohtani Biography
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Shohei Ohtani is a Japanese baseball star who plays for the Los Angeles Angels. Read the full article to know his net worth, age, salary, and height.

A professional pitcher, strong hitter, and an energetic outfielder, Ohtani has got his A-game on for his team. He has come from a family of athletes as his father was a baseball player and his mother was also a national level badminton player. It was his father who encouraged him to join the baseball team.

Inspired by the left fielder Hideki Matsui he dreamt of becoming an MLB star. What he didn’t know was that he was a talented pitcher too. With 99 mph speed at the age of just 16, he became a dynamic player at a very young age. His strong hitting is often compared to Japan’s Babe Ruth.

After Ohtani’s splendid display of performances, he was immediately picked by the Fighters in the draft of the year 2012. He played for Fighters as an exceptionally well pitcher and an outfielder in the NPB from the years 2013 to 2017. After 2017 he was posted to MLB and signed a contract with Angels.

His accomplishments are huge as compared to his age. He became the fastest Japanese and NPB pitcher when he threw the fastest pitch at the speed of 102.5 mph. He was in the bronze medal-winning team of Japan who won the international level WBSC Premier 12 championship which was held in 2015. Moreover, he also became the Baseball America Major League Player of the Year in the year 2021.

He has achieved various awards during his career like the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award in 2021. He also became American League Rookie of the Year in 2018. In the year 2021, he was declared the Los Angeles Angels Player of the Year award. In the year 2017, the Iwate native underwent an ankle injury during a match of the World Baseball Classic but came out much stronger than before after his recovery.

Shohei Ohtani’s details

Full Name Shohei Ohtani
Nickname “Showtime”
Born July 5, 1994 

Ōshū, Iwate, Japan

Debut March 29, 2013
Height 193 cm
Weight 95 kg
Age 27
Birthplace Ōshū, Iwate, Japan
Religion Christianity
Nationality Japanese
Net Worth $10 million
Marital Status Unmarried
Father name Toru Otani
Mother name Kayoko Otani
Salary $3 million
Twitter Handle  N/A
Instagram Handle @shoheiohtani

His Age 

The 27-year-old is young and athletic. The way he is performing in his games he might become a notable name for his team. 

Shohei Ohtani’s Net worth and Salary

Shohei has a huge net worth of about $10 million all of which he has gathered from his baseball career. His salary is reported to be almost $3 million.

His Height

Ohtani is an extremely tall fellow with a height of 193 cm. An athlete having a long height is always a treat to watch.

Recent News about Shohei Ohtani

The sensational Ohtani of Los Angeles Angels has become the finalist for the American League MVP by the voters of the Baseball Writers Association of America. The other finalists with him are the two players from Toronto, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Marcus Semien.

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