Making Sense of the Shohei Ohtani Sweepstakes

December 6, 2017

There are a lot of things we think we know about Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani. Some are true. We know Ohtani is a right-handed pitcher and left-handed swinger, adept enough at both to garner recognition as Japan’s best pitcher and designated hitter after the 2016 season. We know Ohtani does indeed throw upwards of 100 miles per hour, and mixes in a swing-and-miss splitter that scouts around the game have…