Shohei Ohtani
24-Year-Old DHDH
Out
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 5/1/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The two-way phenom was limited to just two appearances on the mound over the final four months of the season, but he continued to hit despite a busted UCL, and the offensive numbers were excellent. After undergoing Tommy John surgery in early October of 2018, he will be limited exclusively to hitting in 2019. Even as a UTIL-only option with playing-time question marks, Ohtani has a case as a top-100 overall player. He had the sixth-best barrel rate in baseball (min. 150 batted-ball events) and a top-10 xSLG. His 92.6 mph average exit velocity ranked ahead of the likes of Khris Davis, Christian Yelich and Mookie Betts. The only real negative: his .222/.300/.354 line and 31.8% K-rate against left-handed pitching. Given those numbers, it's possible the Angels platoon pretty strictly at DH this season. That kind of role would limit Ohtani's counting stats, but his numbers should be close to elite on a per-plate-appearance basis. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $545,000 contract with the Angels in March of 2018.
Nearing return to tee work
DHLos Angeles Angels
Elbow
February 17, 2019
Ohtani (elbow) hopes to progress to hitting off a tee during the coming week, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The two-way phenom appears to be progressing through his rehab program nicely, as he had only been cleared to take dry swings last week. Ohtani still appears to be on track for a return in May, though a firmer date will likely take shape as he advances further in his rehab program.
Read More News
Pitching Stats
Loading Pitching Stats...
Batting Stats
Loading Batting Stats...
MLB Game Logs
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Pitching Game Log...
Loading Batting Game Log...
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+59%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+59%
OPS vs RHP
2017
No Stats
2016
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .654 110 5 2 13 2 .222 .300 .354
Since 2016vs Right 1.043 256 54 20 48 8 .313 .387 .656
2018vs Left .654 110 5 2 13 2 .222 .300 .354
2018vs Right 1.043 256 54 20 48 8 .313 .387 .656
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More Splits View More Split Stats
Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2017
No Stats
2016
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .893 210 33 15 35 5 .277 .324 .569
Since 2016Away .968 156 26 7 26 5 .298 .410 .557
2018Home .893 210 33 15 35 5 .277 .324 .569
2018Away .968 156 26 7 26 5 .298 .410 .557
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More Splits View More Split Stats
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-9%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-9%
BAA vs LHP
2017
No Stats
2016
No Stats
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .192 92 24 13 15 0 0 1
Since 2016vs Right .211 119 39 9 23 6 0 5
2018vs Left .192 92 24 13 15 0 0 1
2018vs Right .211 119 39 9 23 6 0 5
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More Splits View More Split Stats
Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-47%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-47%
ERA at Home
2017
No Stats
2016
No Stats
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 2.33 1.00 27.0 2 1 0 12.3 3.0 0.7
Since 2016Away 4.38 1.34 24.2 2 1 0 9.5 4.7 1.5
2018Home 2.33 1.00 27.0 2 1 0 12.3 3.0 0.7
2018Away 4.38 1.34 24.2 2 1 0 9.5 4.7 1.5
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More Splits View More Split Stats
Stat Review
How does Shohei Ohtani compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.36
 
BB Rate
10.1%
 
K Rate
27.9%
 
BABIP
.350
 
ISO
.279
 
AVG
.285
 
OBP
.361
 
SLG
.564
 
OPS
.925
 
Advanced Pitching Stats
Loading Advanced Pitching Stats...
Advanced Batting Stats
Loading Advanced Batting Stats...
Additional Stats
Games By Position
Defensive Stats
Loading Games Played by Position...
Loading MLB Defensive Stats...
Stats Vs Upcoming Pitchers
Want more matchup stats?
Loading Matchup Stats...
Stats Vs Today's Lineup
Want more matchup stats?
Loading Matchup Stats...
Angels Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Shohei Ohtani
SXM Highlights: Liss' Hope For Ohtani in 2020
21 days ago
Liss lectures Jeff with his Shohei Ohtani hopes for the 2020 season.
Farm Futures: AL East: 128 Prospects You Need To Know
27 days ago
James Anderson kicks off his tour of fantasy-relevant prospects around MLB with the AL East, and says you should believe the hype on Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
The Z Files: Hacking the System
33 days ago
Todd Zola looks at a number of hitters who may be undervalued once you account for the stats accumulated by their temporary replacements on an active roster, such as the Rays' Tommy Pham.
Dynasty Rankings: Offseason Top 400
33 days ago
Ian Kahn joins the RotoWire family with his brand-new dynasty league rankings, where Shohei Ohtani lands a top-25 placement.
The Z Files: Historical Top 200
101 days ago
Todd Zola takes a look at the end-of-season top-200 performers over the last five years and thinks Charlie Blackmon's being discounted too heavily in early drafts given his track record.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2015
Ohtani could be the best player ever to come to MLB from Japan. In addition to racking up 624 strikeouts and posting a 2.52 ERA along with a 1.08 WHIP in 543 innings over the last five seasons with the Nippon Ham Fighters, Ohtani has hit .286/.358/.500 with 48 homers in 1,170 plate appearances. He's hit at least .300 in each of the last two seasons, while carrying an OBP above .400 and a slugging percentage above .500. The Angels signed Ohtani in December, and he will immediately join the front of the team's rotation. Soon after he signed, it was revealed that Ohtani has a first-degree sprain of the UCL in his right elbow, but the Angels knew about the injury before signing him. Additionally, he missed most of 2017 as a result of an ankle injury that required surgery in October. The Angels are considering a six-man rotation. With that, he may get two turns in the lineup as the DH between each start on the mound.
Ohtani is arguably the top player in the world not in MLB. The Japanese star not only throws 102 mph and had a 1.86 ERA last season, but also hit 22 home runs with a 1.004 OPS as a DH for the Nippon Ham Fighters. Ohtani appeared to be all but set to make his move to MLB following the 2017 season, but changes in the new in the new collective-bargaining agreement that restrict MLB teams' spending on international free agents under age 25 may push his arrival back as far as 2020.
Ohtani made headlines as a two-way player, Japan's first since the '60s, as a rookie in 2013. He made even more headlines as a sophomore in 2014 by comprehensively improving both sides of his game. Ohtani regularly hit 100 mph on the radar gun, and went 11-4 with a 2.61 over 155.1 innings, striking out 179 while walking 57. At the plate, Ohtani slashed .274/.314/.444 over 234 plate appearances, hitting 17 doubles and 10 home runs. Ohtani's future is pretty clearly on the mound at this point, but he's a tantalizing talent in either role. He's a keeper prospect to monitor.
More Fantasy News
Targeting return in May
DHLos Angeles Angels
Elbow
February 12, 2019
Manager Brad Ausmus said the Angels are hopeful Ohtani (elbow) will be able to return in May, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. "I'm not going to put a date on it, but we're thinking sometime in May," Ausmus said.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Won't be ready for Opening Day
DHLos Angeles Angels
Elbow
January 31, 2019
Ohtani (elbow) has been cleared to begin "full strengthening" rehabilitation but hasn't started to swing a bat yet and won't be ready for Opening Day, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Nearing follow-up appointment
DHLos Angeles Angels
Elbow
January 21, 2019
General manager Billy Eppler said Monday that Ohtani (elbow) will have a follow-up appointment soon, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Status uncertain for start of camp
DHLos Angeles Angels
December 12, 2018
Manager Brad Ausmus said Wednesday that he doesn't expect Ohtani (elbow) to be ready for the beginning of spring training, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Regains full range of motion
DHLos Angeles Angels
Elbow
December 10, 2018
Ohtani (elbow) continues to make progress after undergoing Tommy John surgery and now has full range of motion in his right elbow, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.