A case has emerged that shows why Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels), the “biggest FA” player, is evaluated as a player who can receive more than 500 million dollars (about 654 billion won).먹튀검증
Japanese media Full Count admired on the 6th (Korean time), “Ohtani’s record of 0.871 is truly shocking. Even a player with 51.7 billion yen (approximately 477 billion won) is untouchable and truly extraordinary.”
The 0.871 that the full count said is Ohtani’s slugging percentage since May 30th, and the US media Codify Baseball released it through its SNS. According to Codify Baseball, from May 30 to August 5, Ohtani was leading the field with an on-base percentage of 0.480 and a slugging percentage of 0.871. In particular, the slugging percentage was significantly different from the 0.658 of Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers), who ranked second. The 51.7 billion yen player the media talked about was also Betts.
Full Count said, “US data-related media are paying attention to Ohtani, who maintains an excellent hitting feeling by highlighting his slugging percentage of 0.871.” “This is a player who signed an extension of the dollar. It was the second most expensive contract in major league history, but even Betts is far behind.”
In fact, since June, Ohtani has shown a sense of hitting like an active volcano and has been reborn as the 0th American League (AL) MVP this season. In June, Ohtani had a batting average of 0.394 (41 hits in 104 at-bats) in 27 games as a hitter, 15 homers, 29 RBIs, 27 runs scored and 3 stolen bases, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.444. and won MVP for the month.
In July, as a hitter, batting average of 0.282 (22 hits in 78 at bats) in 23 games, 9 homers, 14 RBIs, 21 points, 1 steal, OPS 1.152, and as a pitcher, an ERA of 4.97, 2 wins, 2 losses in 4 games, and 29 strikeouts in 25⅓ innings marked back-to-back monthly MVP has achieved
In the home game against the Seattle Mariners on the 4th, he hit his 40th home run of the season, and as a result, batting average 0.307, 40 homers, 82 RBIs, 85 points, 14 stolen bases, on-base percentage 0.410, 0.676 slugging percentage, OPS 1.086 in 110 games, leading all major leagues in home runs, slugging percentage, and OPS. recording above.
Because of this, the evaluation that he is a player of the MVP level is dominant even if he does not have to be a pitcher. As a pitcher this year, Ohtani is also showing A-class performance with an average ERA of 3.32, 9 wins and 5 losses in 21 games, and 160 strikeouts in 124⅔ innings. American media CBS Sports picked Ohtani as the American League MVP on the 5th and insisted, “There is no need to look at all the statistics. All baseball fans should now know how ridiculous Ohtani is.”
He continued, “He ranks first in the American League’s position player (fielder) category in WAR (contribution to wins versus substitutes). Based on WAR, he was (already) the most valuable player in the league even without considering the pitcher. Ohtani on the mound is 10th in the major leagues in WAR and 5th in strikeouts. The American League MVP race is already over.”
Also, these activities did not stop in one year. After entering the major leagues in 2018, Ohtani struggled for three years, including undergoing elbow ligament joint surgery (Tommy John surgery). However, starting with winning the American League MVP by unanimous decision in 2021, durability was also verified as he started on a full-fledged track as a pitcher and hitter for three consecutive years.
The ‘slugging percentage since May 30’, which showed how far you can go with the flow, was just the tip of the iceberg among numerous reasons for Ohtani to receive more than 500 million dollars. The LA Times said in April, before even showing the MVP pace, “Ohtani will write the record for the highest contract in North American professional sports. It is an agreement across the industry, including each team’s management, agents, coaches, and players.” According to league officials, Ohtani’s contract is expected to start at $500 million and reach $600 million (approximately 784.8 billion won).”