Shohei Ohtani

Born: 07/05/1994 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 190
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd., 2012 NPB Draft (Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters)
Entry Point: High School
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RF
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: September 9th, 2016
Dates Seen: Multiple, from 2012-16
Level: MLB
Affiliate: Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters - NPB Japan
MLB Team: N/A
Physical Description
Long, slender frame with squared shoulders. High waist, long levers. Present strength throughout, with room to fill out and get stronger.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2018 45 55 Role 50: Average everyday right fielder High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 40 45 Quiet, balanced set up. Hands out away from body leads to big load. Smooth, easy stroke with slight uphill plane. Patient, tracks ball well and has a feel for the strike zone. Will get some hip travel that makes it hard for him to get hands out front at times, and has to cheat to get to balls inside. Can generate above-average bat speed; swing and miss keeps him from getting to average.
Quiet, balanced set up. Hands out away from body leads to big load. Smooth, easy stroke with slight uphill plane. Patient, tracks ball well and has a feel for the strike zone. Will get some hip travel that makes it hard for him to get hands out front at times, and has to cheat to get to balls inside. Can generate above-average bat speed; swing and miss keeps him from getting to average.
Power 45 55 Likes to get extended; loft-type power with carry to the big part of the field. 60-grade raw power with some room for more. Power stroke to left-center field. Gets pull happy and will overswing for stretches. See him getting to above average as he gets stronger and approach improves.
Likes to get extended; loft-type power with carry to the big part of the field. 60-grade raw power with some room for more. Power stroke to left-center field. Gets pull happy and will overswing for stretches. See him getting to above average as he gets stronger and approach improves.
Run 70 70 HP-to-1B: 3.88, 3.86, 4.06. Long strides with smooth, athletic gait. Not a max-effort runner but is quick to full speed. Gets some jail break out of the box. Moves very well once underway.
HP-to-1B: 3.88, 3.86, 4.06. Long strides with smooth, athletic gait. Not a max-effort runner but is quick to full speed. Gets some jail break out of the box. Moves very well once underway.
Glove 40 55 Plus athlete with body control and a chance for average range. Spent very limited time in outfield in pro career. Could get to above average with regular opportunities in the outfield.
Plus athlete with body control and a chance for average range. Spent very limited time in outfield in pro career. Could get to above average with regular opportunities in the outfield.
Arm 70 70 Big arm strength; up to 102 mph off the mound. Athletic, smooth arm action with accuracy in the past. Chance that it could be better, but have not seen throws in game from OF in 2 years.
Big arm strength; up to 102 mph off the mound. Athletic, smooth arm action with accuracy in the past. Chance that it could be better, but have not seen throws in game from OF in 2 years.
MiLB Stats
Overall Description
Double-plus athlete with extra-base, power bat and potential for above-average defense at a corner-outfield spot. Patient approach at the plate; has a feel for the strike zone and will see pitches, but has some swing and miss. Gets pitched around often--can get frustrated and expand zone. See him struggling with velocity in, but has the ability to drive the ball to the big part of the field when he can get extended; track record of handling left-handed pitching (.900+ OPS vs LHP in 2016). Big arm with accuracy in the outfield; very good body control for his size and frame. Will see improvements on routes and footwork as he gets more regular work in the outfield. Physical tools to handle center field, but lacks the instincts. Double-plus runner who is quick to full speed and a threat to run, but limited stolen base attempts in pro career; plays more as straight-line speed in the OF. Long strides, moves well underway. Still growing into his body, developing approach at the plate. Has shown ability to make adjustments at the highest level in Japan. Plus makeup kid with a high ceiling offensively. May not reach offensive ceiling as development will be hampered by time spent on the mound.