- Horoscope: Cancer
- Net worth: $14 000 000
- Ethnicity: East Asian
- Nationality: Japanese
- Fathers name: Toru Ohtani
- Mothers name: Kayoko Ohtani
- Education: High School Graduate from Hanamaki Higashi High School
- Weight: 95.0
- Hair color: Black
- Eye color: Black
Shohei Ohtani: biography
Shohei Ohtani, better known under the nickname Shotime, is a Japanese baseball player from Oshu, Iwate. He was born on the 5th of July in 1994. He is of both Japanese nationality and ethnicity. The faith he currently believes in is unknown.
Shohei is a Japanese professional baseball player who is presently a member of the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball.
Childhood and youth
Shohei's birthplace is the Japanese city of Oshu. He was born to Kayoko and Toru Otani. Kayoko, his mother, was a national-level badminton player in high school, while his father worked at a local automotive manufacturing facility while also playing amateur baseball in the Japanese Industrial League.
He is the youngest of three children, with one elder sister, Yuka, and one older brother, Ryuta, who is also a Japanese Industrial League amateur baseball player. Shohei was known as a "yaky shnen" in his own country. It signifies a child who lives, eats, and breathes baseball in Japanese. He showed an early knack for the game while being coached by his father.
Shohei Ohtani set the record for the fastest pitch by a Japanese high school pitcher at 99 mph early in his career. He decided to relocate to the United States after high school to play in the major leagues. As a result, he was courted by some of the world's most powerful baseball organizations, including the Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
Shohei debuted as a right fielder with the Fighters on March 29, 2013, at the age of 18. Ohtani was a pitcher and outfielder for the whole season, utilizing his powerful throwing arm as well as his exceptional hitting talents. Ohtani's third professional season was in 2015. (and the second full season). Though his hitting productivity dropped slightly (5 home runs), his pitching performance was among the best in the league, earning him a berth in the 2015 All-Star Game and a position in the Pacific League Best Nine honors. In 2017, he appeared in 65 games, hitting.332 with eight home runs and 31 RBIs while pitching to a 3-2 record, 3.20 ERA, and 29 strikeouts.
Los Angeles Angels
Ohtani signed a contract with the Los Angeles Angels on December 8, 2017. He and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a contract for $30 million for the 2023 season, the highest pay ever paid to an arbitration-eligible player.
Shohei is fully concentrated on his sports career. Except for knowing Japanese, he can speak Spanish and English. Shohei is a big fan of video games, especially Clash Royale. By the way, Shohei is an ambassador for Porsche Japan, FTX, and Fantastics.
Awards and achievements
Throughout his sports career, he gained such awards as:
- 1. American League Most Valuable Player (2021)
- 2. Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award (2021)
- 3. 2× American League Player of the Month (June 2021, July 2021)
- 4. 4× American League Player of the Week (April 8, 2018; September 9, 2018; June 20, 2021; July 4, 2021)
- 5. 2× Major League Baseball All-Star Game selection (2021, 2022)
- 6. American League Rookie of the Year (2018)
- 7. Silver Slugger Award at Designated Hitter (2021)