Shohei Otani, the process of becoming a “perfect” player analyzes the US media, evidence of evolution from last year | Full Account

In batting, the strikeout rate has decreased and the angle has been wider “It’s more balanced than last year.”

Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani has 13 wins as a pitcher and 34 home runs as a hitter this season. The first ever “double regulatory reach” is tinged with reality. US sports media “The Athletic” compared his performance to last year’s MVP award. He talks specifically about the aspects that have developed in the field of pitching. (Numbers are on the 19th Japan time)

On the 17th (18th Japan time) against the Mariners at their home base, they scored seven innings. Ohtani, who earned his 13th win, said after the game, “You can be confident that the season is better than last year. Including pitching and hitting balance, I think it will give me confidence that I having a better season than last year.’ he said. The article states, “In conclusion, Ohtani’s claim is ‘true.’ It can be difficult to judge by looking at the results, but it is undoubtedly true,” comparing and checking.

As for the batting, on the face of it, he said, “Last year’s results were better than this year,” and he listed the points where major improvements were seen. The OPS has been .987 since July 13, compared to .839 during the same period last season. The biggest improvement was in his strikeout rate, which dropped from 29.6% (189 strikeouts in 639 at-bats) last season to 24.2% (145 strikeouts in 600 at-bats) this season. He already has 139 hits, surpassing last year’s 138 hits, and has 39 fewer at-bats. The number of doubles is on the same level as last year’s 26.

The batted ball has dropped dramatically this season. Last season it was 46.6%, but this season it is 36.5%. The miss rate has improved by 7%, and the long hitting power has not declined. “When Ohtani is good, he hits all over the field. Maybe not as powerful a hitter as last year, but he’s definitely more balanced hitting than last year,” he said.

As a pitcher, ball control has improved dramatically, and the swing rate increases dramatically… Ball speed increases as well.

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