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According to MLB Trade Rumors, 18-year old Shohei Otani will make a decision on Monday whether or not he pursues a baseball career first in Japan or the United States.
Haven’t heard of Otani? Probably because he’s only 18. His name started to circulate a bit in the states with the Yu Darvish signing, as Otani was pegged as another Darvish, sorta like 4 years ago when Darvish was pegged as the next Diasuke Matsuzaka.
Here’s the quick sheet on Otani, supported from this article:
He’s 6’4″, and you know, only 18 years old
His fastball, at least a year ago, is 90-95, but additional support here says it can go 99-100
He has a slider and a curveball
The author of the former link says Shohei has incredible talent, but its raw and wild…also, he’s 18 years old.
The short story, he’s a young, right handed pitcher, who already has a big frame, has a lot of talent, zip and movement, but also suffers from the drawbacks of being young, talented with zip and movement (lack of command), something...
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