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Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani

DH,SP - Los Angeles Dodgers

Age: 29Bats: LThrows: RCountry: JPN

2024 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #36
Best / Worst #1 / #7
ADP #12

Roster %

 
Yahoo
0%
 
ESPN
100%

Eligibility

Yahoo DH,SP
ESPN DH,SP
CBS DH,SP

Shohei Ohtani remains a fantasy giant, even if he is only a hitter in 2024. Despite playing for an underwhelming Angels team, he delivered 95 RBIs, 102 runs, 44 homers, and 20 steals in 135 games. His recovery from an elbow injury should mirror Bryce Harper's successful return, indicating minimal impact on his elite performance. Statcast ranks Ohtani in the top 98th percentile for batting run value, leading in barrel percentage, exit velocity, and expected slugging. The only concern is the trend of players underperforming after big free-agent deals, but Ohtani's exceptional skill set makes him a solid addition to fantasy lineups. There is a chance he could slip to the second round, which boosts his value even higher.