Shohei Ohtani was one of the biggest signings of the offseason, and the Los Angeles Angels landed the international phenom.
Now we're all sitting and waiting to see what Ohtani will bring to the table and if he can meet the high expectations that have been placed on him.
Well, after seeing Ohtani throw a bullpen session, we have now seen him throw some live batting practice to hitters in Spring Training, and it looks great.
Shohei Ohtani faces hitters in batting practice for the first time this Spring camp - live arm, steady slot— José Mota (@JoseMota05) February 18, 2018
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Ya, that looks smooth. Angels fans should be THRILLED for his debut.
It will be interesting to see how the Angels will handle the "Babe Ruth of Japan," because he wants to hit and pitch. There seems to have been some indication that the team will allow him to both, but possibly on a pinch-hit basis.
Ohtani's second BP round of the day pic.twitter.com/XcPOxZBxC8— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) February 15, 2018
So, as we all wait for baseball season to approach, let's enjoy this video of Ohtani throwing some beautiful pitches to live batters.