Shohei Ohtani: Latest in a long line of bad moves?
Ohtani's numbers in Japan looked good but the level of competition there is similar to A ball in the US of A. Ohtain's former Japanese League teammate, Brandon Laird, has 105 homers in 1,548 at bats over 3 seasons but managed just 6 dingers (and a .198 average) in 127 at bats in MLB.
Mediocre players can put up decent numbers in Japan.
In his only pitching appearance this spring Ohtani has been roughed up by a Mexican League club yet Angels GM Billy Eppler refused to consider that Ohtani could be a huge bust.
Will Ohtani be the latest Angels bust, joining a list that includes Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, and CJ Wilson?