Shohei Otani, the ‘double sword’, 메이저사이트 was also human. And he, like other players, hits and blocks well when the ball count is advantageous, but becomes a ‘water bat’ when the ball count is unfavorable and gets beaten up.
First, let’s look at Ohtani’s record as a hitter (as of the 2022 season below).
Ohtani had a batting average of 0.120 on 0-2 ball counts. He was 0.163 when 1-2 and 0.204 when 2-2. When he was 3-2, he had a weak .133 ERA, but he got plenty of walks. He also struck out a lot.
However, he posted a batting average of 0.263 against left-handed pitchers and a mark of 0.278 against right-handed pitchers. It makes no difference.
Let’s look at his performance as a pitcher. When the ball count was 0-0, Ohtani’s batting average was 0.361. He was 0.273 at 0-2 and 0.393 at 2-1. At 3-1, it was 0.333. When the ball count was advantageous, such as 0-2, 1-2, 2-2, it showed a strong side at 10%. It’s not that different from other pitchers. Therefore, Korean hitters can hit and throw as they usually do without fear. However, since the restraint is fast, how to overcome it is expected to be the key. (Source: ESPN)