Age: 25 (born July 5, 1994, in Oshu, Iwate, Japan)
Position: Pitcher and designated hitter
Experience: 2 seasons (2018-present)
Teams: Los Angeles Angels
Career stats: Hitting — 180 G, .286 BA, 170 H, 37 HR, 104 RBI, .357 OBP, .539 SLG
Pitching — 10 G, 51.2 IP, 4-2 W-L, 63 K, 22 BB, 3.31 ERA
Bottom line: As a two-way player, Shohei Ohtani generated much fanfare when he joined the Angels and was American League Rookie of the Year in 2018.
Currently recovering from Tommy John surgery, Ohtani will not pitch at least until 2020. A major highlight in 2019 occurred on June 13 when Ohtani become the first Japanese-born major leaguer to hit for the cycle.
Prior to joining the Angels, Ohtani played for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and won a Japan Series, league MVP, and was a five-time All-Star.