Ohtani underwent Tommy John surgery in 2019 and lasted just two starts before experiencing some problems. He was ultimately shut down as a pitcher but kept serving as the Angels' DH, hitting .190/.291/.366 with seven homers. Now three years into the Ohtani era, it is legitimately fair to ask if he would be best utilized as a full-time hitter. This will likely be an offseason storyline, but as of now Ohtani wants to keep doing both. "I feel the exact same way about being a two-way player as I did in the past," said Ohtani. "I just need to get past me being able to throw without any worries or any setbacks, and once I get through that point, I think everything's going to fall in place."