- Shohei Ohtani is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher, designated hitter, and outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of MLB. He holds the record for most home runs in a single season by a Japanese-born player. He previously played for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball League.
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Dating, Girlfriend, and Affairs
- Family, Parents, and Siblings
- Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Shohei Ohtani is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher, designated hitter, and outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of MLB. He holds the record for most home runs in a single season by a Japanese-born player. He previously played for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball League.
Originally from Oshu, Iwate, Shohei Ohtani was born on 05 July 1994 under the star sign Cancer. The 27-year-old baseball player is Japanese by nationality and belongs to the Asian ethnicity. He attended Hanamaki Higashi High School in Iwate Prefecture, Northern Japan.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
At the age of 18, Ohtani made his professional debut as a right fielder in the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighter’s season-opening game on 29 March 2013. He was selected for a Pacific League roster spot for the 2013 All-Star Game. As a rookie, he was used in both the outfield and as a pitcher.
Ohtani played in NPB for the Fighters until 2017, both as a pitcher and an outfielder. He recorded the fastest pitch by a Japanese pitcher and in NPB history at 165 km/hr. The Fighters posted him to MLB after the 2017 season, and he signed with the Los Angeles Angels.
Shohei Ohtani breaks a tie with Mike Trout for most first-half homers by an Angel. pic.twitter.com/97Jjq2BKWR
— MLB (@MLB) July 3, 2021
Ohtani won the 2018 American League Rookie of the Year Award. On a 13 June 2019 game against Tampa Bay, he became the first Japanese player to hit for the cycle in MLB history. He finished the 2019 season batting .286/.343/.505 with 18 home runs, 62 RBIs, and 12 stolen bases in 106 games.
Ohtani finished the 2020 season batting .190/.291/.366 with 7 home runs, 24 RBIs, and 7 stolen bases in 43 games. He agreed to a two-year $8.5 million contract with the Angels on 8 February 2021. He was elected to the upcoming 2021 Home Run Derby on 18 June and is scheduled to be the first pitcher.
In 2021, Ohtani will earn a base salary of $3 million, while carrying a total salary of $3 million. He will earn $5.5 million in 2022. As of 2021, his net worth is estimated at $5 million.
Dating, Girlfriend, and Affairs
Ohtani is unmarried and reportedly single. It seems he is totally focused on his baseball career rather than enjoying a romantic date with a girlfriend.
But once, he was linked to Kamalani Dung, a professional pitcher and sports marketer from Hawaii. But the rumor turned out to be false.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
The Angels’ star was born to parents Kayoko and Toru Otani. His father, Toru, is a former baseball player of social workers. He has an older brother named Otani Ryuta. His brother also played baseball in the local club team and independent league.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Ohtani has a towering height of 6 feet 4 inches. As an athlete, he has a fit body that weighs around 210 pounds. As the common feature of an Asian, Ohtani has black hair and black eyes.