“I was deeply impressed… ”
Ohtani Shohei (29, LA Angels) has everything. He booked the second American League MVP of his career. As in his two years ago, greater attention is drawn to whether or not it is unanimous. No player in major league history has shown top-class performances, both as a hitter and as a pitcher.
Even in a place where the best baseball players in the world have already gathered, he has become a superstar with his cartoon-like performances. Is there any player who deeply impressed Ohtani? Surprisingly there is CBS News said on the 13th (Korean time) that Ohtani is keeping an eye on Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers).메이저놀이터
Betts joined the Dodgers through a trade ahead of the 2020 season. At the end of July of that year, he signed a 12-year, $365 million (approximately 456.5 billion won) contract extension with the Dodgers. At the ransom, Ohtani is certain to beat Betts lightly this winter.
However, Ohtani had a meaningful story. “If you look at the players today as well as this season as a whole, Betts is a player who really impresses me. He is a very versatile player. He can play both an outfielder and a center infielder. I think he is very talented.”
Betts is a slugger with a batting average of 0.292, 239 homers, 711 RBIs, 942 runs scored and 165 stolen bases in 1199 games over 10 years in the major leagues. His primary position is the outfield, but he also occasionally plays shortstop or second base. He appeared in 52 career games at second base, making 44 starts. He pitched 384 innings. He appeared in 16 career games at shortstop, making 12 starts. He pitched 98 innings. Of course, the proportion of outfielders is overwhelming, but he shows a sense of stability even as a center infielder, so it is inevitable to hear that he is a genius.
Betts won the American League MVP award in 2018 while with the Boston Red Sox. He has good athleticism, and he is also a good outfield defensive player. In a word, he is a beauty in all directions. Like Ohtani, he’s not just a pitcher. Conversely, Ohtani doubles as a pitcher, but rarely plays defense. He played all three positions in the outfield, but only 16⅔ innings.
There is a possibility that such two people will eat together from next year. Everyone knows that Ohtani’s next destination is the Los Angeles Dodgers. FOX Sports published an article that day that Ohtani is most likely to go to the Dodgers according to bettors’ bets. It’s not surprising anymore.