“He impressed me…”
Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels) has it all. Booked to win the American League MVP for the second time in his career. As was the case two years ago, there is more interest in whether it will be unanimous. No player in the history of Major League Baseball has ever had a top-notch performance from both a hitter and a pitcher.온라인카지노
In a league that is already home to some of the best baseball players in the world, there is a player whose cartoonish performances have made him a superstar, but is there anyone else who has impressed Ohtani? Surprisingly, there is. On the 13th, CBS News reported that Ohtani was eyeing Mookie Betts (Los Angeles Dodgers).
Betts joined the Dodgers via trade ahead of the 2020 season. In late July of that year, he signed a 12-year, $365 million extension with the Dodgers. In terms of salary, Ohtani will surely outbid Betts this winter.
But Ohtani had something meaningful to say. “When I look at the players, not just today but this whole season, Betts is the one who really impresses me. He’s a very versatile player. He can play the outfield, he can play the middle infield. I think he’s very talented.”
Betts is a power hitter who has batted .292 with 239 home runs, 711 RBIs, 942 runs scored and 165 stolen bases in 1199 games in his 10-year major league career. His primary position is outfield, but he has also played shortstop and second base. He played 52 games at second base in his career, starting 44. He has played 384 innings. At shortstop, he played 16 games, starting 12. Played 98 innings. Sure, he’s dominated in the outfield, but he’s also comfortable in centre field, which is why he’s called a genius.
Betts won the American League MVP award in 2018 when he was with the Boston Red Sox. He’s athletic and has good outfield defence. In short, he’s an all-rounder. He just doesn’t pitch like Ohtani. Ohtani, on the other hand, is a two-hitter, but rarely defends. He has played all three outfield positions, but only for 16⅔ innings.
It’s possible that the two could be paired together next year. It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Dodgers are Ohtani’s No. 1 destination. FOX Sports published an article earlier in the day that said the Dodgers were the favourites to land Ohtani, based on bookmakers’ wagers. It’s no longer a surprise.