Check out this insane stat on Shohei Ohtani’s splitter
Shohei Ohtani is living up to the unreal expectations put on him in his inaugural season in the big leagues.
His approach at the plate is better than I thought it would be and as a hitter, Ohtani has six homers, 17 RBIs and a .321/.367/.619 slash line.
After his latest start on Sunday where he struck out nine batters in 7.2 IP en route to a 4-2 victory over the Rays– he’s now 4-1 with a 3.35 ERA on the mound. He has 51 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings.
A lot of his success on the mound can be attributed to his nasty splitter. Hitters simply cannot hit it….
Slow your roll on Shohei Ohtani’s splitter, folks. The batting average against it went up today.
Hitters were 0-for-36 with 24 K’s.
They’re now 1-for-44 with 30 K’s.
Wilson Ramos’ liner off Zack Cozart’s glove today was the 1st hit off Ohtani’s splitter in MLB.
— David Adler (@_dadler) May 20, 2018
Check out this video of his splitter here:
Shohei Ohtani, Disgusting 88mph Splitter. 🤮 [First MLB K] pic.twitter.com/f8TIxPIfuT
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) April 1, 2018
Shohei Ohtani’s splitter is the real deal, and so is Shohei.