“He’s Everywhere”: NPB Star Adam Jones Claims Shohei Ohtani Now Has the Best ‘Star Power’ in the World

Published 12/23/2021, 8:45 AM EST
DENVER, COLORADO – JULY 13: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts in the first inning during the 91st MLB All-Star Game at Coors Field on July 13, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)


The astonishing outing of the two-way star, Shohei Ohtani, in 2021, is well known in the United States. However, Ohtani has not just gained huge popularity in America, but also in his homeland.

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27-year-old Shohei has become a popular figure in Japan. Notably, from Japanese players to fans, everyone has become curious about his insane success, and they approached a former MLB player who has joined the NPB about updates on Ohtani.

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Shohei Ohtani was the talk of the Clubhouses

Former MLB player, Adam Jones, joined the Japanese baseball league, called Nippon Professional Baseball. Adam, who has been professionally residing in Japan, has been dealing with questions surrounding American baseball and Shohei Ohtani.

AL MVP 2021, Shohei Otani surpassed legendary player Babe Ruth to become one of the iconic/best players in the history of American baseball. Undeniably, American players, teams, and fans applauded his incredible skills. Interestingly, it’s not just Americans. In conversation with, Ben Verlander, Adam opened up about Shohei Ohtani’s fame in Japan.

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Adam said, ”Every day in the clubhouse he was just talked about. Players over there just kept asking me questions about American baseball, how is Shohei so successful.”

”Winning the MLP, he’s the obvious choice his value, his star power, I mean, he is popular right now, not just in the United States, we’re talking about the whole of Japan, he’s everywhere. His star power is different, and he’s just so humble about it,” he further added.

Shohei is humble in person, brutal on the field

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Shohei Ohtani is a player who believes in action more than words. Notably, he is not just the best in hitting, but he has undeniably, glorified his pitching skills as well.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – APRIL 28: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels takes the field for pregame warmups before the Angels take on the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field on April 28, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

His humble nature is appreciated all over the world. Despite his fame, Ohtani is focused on getting better next year. While he has reached many heights, the Japanese star is still craving for his debut in MLB post-season.

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Hopefully, in 2022, American and Japanese fans will witness his techniques in the post-season.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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