‘A Baseball Virtuoso’- LA Angels’ Shohei Ohtani Reveals Secret Behind Being a Two-Way Phenom

Published 06/19/2022, 9:00 AM EDT

Shohei Ohtani is the best thing that has happened to baseball in the past few years. His mere presence in the ballparks makes the games even more beautiful to watch. Having been playing for over four years in Major League baseball, the LA Angels star is a blessing to the game.

A dynamic force from the mound, and a hitting machine from the plate, Shohei Ohtani is the Rolls-Royce of baseball. Being a two-way player, he brings an extra dimension to his team. Because he can pitch and bat very well. Given his two-way playing style, Ohtani has won multiple games on his own.

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However, it has not been easy for Ohtani to maintain his consistency as the best two-way player. Because, it needs fitness, stamina, mental strength, and many more ingredients to become as good as him in the ballparks. Recently, the Angels star opened up about his struggle and journey to become a two-way player.

Is Shohei Ohtani the best player in MLB?

Given his career record in the last couple of years, there is no better player than Ohtani in MLB right now. So yeah, I will not be wrong to call him the current best MLB player. But the Angels star has worked very hard to achieve this feat.

Sep 25, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) triples against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Per a video going viral on Twitter, Shohei Ohtani is explaining the difficulties he goes through to maintain his consistency in the game.

The video is a promo for his documentary by NHK. And it described Ohtani in the best way. The presenter of the video said referred to him as a miraculous player.

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“He appeared like a bolt from the blue into the world of Major League Baseball. A formidable pitcher and batter, a two-way player unseen in the modern game. The name of this miraculous player is Shohei Ohtani… He shows no signs of slowing down,” the presenter said.

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Talking about his training, Ohtani said it helps him identify and work on his weaknesses. “Every day, I worried about not performing well. Training each day shows me areas where I can still improve,” the Angels star said.

Though the debate will never stop, do you think Shohei Ohtani is the best baseball player in this generation?

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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