“Two-for-one” star Shohei Ohtani may be worth more than 800 billion won.
Japanese sports media outlet Higashisporweb reported on the 28th that “Ohtani’s value seems to be rising again. He is worth 90 billion yen (about 816.6 billion won).” Ohtani didn’t finish the season this year due to injury, but his price tag skyrocketed after his performance with the Los Angeles Angels.
There are local reports that he could fetch up to $600 million (about 813.9 billion won). New York Post reporter John Heyman said on July 27 (KST), “Some people scoffed at the idea that Ohtani would get $500 million. But I’m hearing talk again of $600 million, which was expected before he was told he wouldn’t pitch next year because of an elbow injury.”
Ohtani was the favorite for MVP this year. He suffered an elbow injury that prevented him from finishing the season. The expectation is that he’ll be a hitter only next year, and that he’ll only be able to “bat and hit” again the following year.
“But I think $500 million would be a good starting point,” Heyman said.
In his major league career, Ohtani is 38-19 with a 3.01 ERA in 86 games (481⅔ innings) as a pitcher and 701 games as a hitter, batting .274 (2,483-for-681) with 171 home runs, 437 RBIs and a .922 OPS.
The only two-hit star in the majors, Ohtani won the American League Rookie of the Year award in 2018 and MVP and Silver Slugger honors in 2021. He finished second in MVP and fourth in the Cy Young Award in 2022. He was also named an All-Star for three consecutive years (2021-2023), garnering a lot of attention and popularity.
As a pitcher, he appeared in 23 games (132 innings) this year, posting a 10-5 record with a 3.14 ERA. As a hitter, he batted .245 (151-for-497) with 44 home runs, 95 RBIs and a 1.066 OPS in 135 games. He is the American League’s home run leader this year.
Many teams are interested in him. However, his asking price is high, so it’s likely to be a bidding war between teams that can afford it. The Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and Texas Rangers are among the favorites.카지노사이트
Heyman said that the Dodgers, San Francisco, and Texas are the most likely destinations for Ohtani. “Texas has a taste for winning and isn’t afraid to spend big,” he said. “San Francisco is hungry for a big star after losing Bryce Harper and Aaron Judge,” he added.
The Dodgers finished the season with 100 wins and 62 losses and a 16-game lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks for first place in the West, but were swept in the Division Series in three games by Arizona, who came back to win the Wild Card Series. Since then, free agent sensation Ohtani has been steadily rumored to be headed to the Dodgers.
The New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, and San Diego Padres have also been in the mix.