22 Facts About Shohei Ohtani

1. Shohei Ohtani received 25 of the 30 first-place votes cast by the Baseball Writers.

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2. Shohei Ohtani represented the third finalist and the 2018 RoY winner.

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3. Shohei Ohtani won the AL ROTY, earning 25 of the 30 votes, and he becomes the fourth Japanese player to win the award.

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4. Shohei Ohtani was rewarded for a Ruthian season at the plate—and on the mound.

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5. Shohei Ohtani is the 2018 American League Rookie of the Year.

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6. Shohei Ohtani has proved that nothing is impossible en route to capturing the Angels third AL Rookie of the Year award and that includes hitting a home run off possibly the toughest pitcher he faced all season: himself.

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7. Shohei Ohtani named 2018 AL Rookie of the Year: Angels' two-way phenom beats out two Yankees.

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8. Shohei Ohtani said he was either right on schedule in his Tommy John.

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9. Shohei Ohtani says he's ahead of schedule on Tommy John rehab before Rookie of the Year win.

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10. Shohei Ohtani went to the Angels in as one of the most exciting prospects ever.

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11. Shohei Ohtani said to be on track in Tommy John recovery.

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12. Shohei Ohtani is progressing on schedule in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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13. Shohei Ohtani was on the 28-man roster for the Japan National Baseball Team of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, but was forced to withdraw due to an ankle injury.

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14. Shohei Ohtani made the 25-man roster and started as the designated hitter on Opening Day against the Oakland Athletics.

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15. On December 8, 2017, Shohei Ohtani agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Angels.

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16. In September, it was revealed that Shohei Ohtani would ask to be posted at the end of the season in order to play in Major League Baseball in 2018.

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17. Shohei Ohtani was dominant for the Japanese national team in the 2015 Premier 12.

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18. Shohei Ohtani placed third in MVP voting and was one of three candidates considered for the 2015 Sawamura Award, given annually to the top pitcher in either league.

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19. Shohei Ohtani was used as a rookie in both the outfield and as a pitcher.

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20. Shohei Ohtani made his debut at age 18 in the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters' season-opening game on March 29, 2013, playing as a right fielder.

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21. Shohei Ohtani was the first pick of the Fighters in the 2012 draft.

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22. Shohei Ohtani was one of the most hyped rookies in recent memory.

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