Shohei Ohtani
TWP | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 4" 210LBS | Age: 29
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 9 2 3.18 23 23 0 130.1 156 1.09
2022 15 9 2.33 28 28 0 166 219 1.01
2023 10 5 3.14 23 23 0 132 167 1.06
5 Seasons 38 19 3.01 86 86 0 481.2 608 1.08
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 23 9-2 3.18 130.1 156 1.09
2022 28 15-9 2.33 166 219 1.01
2023 23 10-5 3.14 132 167 1.06
5 Seasons 86 38-19 3.01 481.2 608 1.08
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 23 853 125 6 4.8 2.8 87.0 111.9 16.0 43.2 .207 .338 .277 .284 .352 31.2 29.9 10.4 3.31 3.37
2020 25 80 5 0 0.0 0.0 97.6 102.0 10.8 40.0 .238 .349 .515 .476 .405 60.0 18.8 50.0 37.80 11.70
2021 26 2027 323 23 7.1 4.3 88.4 112.7 11.7 31.9 .207 .344 .279 .282 .351 39.9 29.3 8.3 3.18 3.32
2022 27 2629 394 25 6.3 3.8 87.1 113.3 14.5 32.0 .204 .311 .255 .256 .347 33.2 33.2 6.7 2.33 2.68
2023 28 2094 297 30 10.1 5.6 86.4 110.7 11.5 34.0 .206 .377 .277 .302 .384 35.0 31.5 10.4 3.14 3.82
Player 7683 1144 84 7.3 4.3 87.3 113.3 13.1 33.7 .206 .341 .272 .280 .359 35.5 31.2 8.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Ohtani relies on 7 pitches.
Sweeper
(35.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(32.8%) ,
Cutter
(15.7%) ,
Split Finger
(6.5%) ,
Sinker
(6%) ,
Curveball
(3.6%) ,
Slider
(0.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2018 40.0 24.0 25.6 10.4 36.8 32.8 28.8 6.4 27.2 28.8 24.8 8.0 4.8 2.8
2020 40.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 60.0 20.0 20.0 0.0 40.0 20.0 0.0 0.0
2021 46.4 23.8 22.3 7.4 38.4 37.5 24.1 6.5 31.6 24.8 22.0 8.0 7.1 4.3
2022 41.9 26.6 22.8 8.6 37.8 36.3 25.9 4.1 31.2 27.4 25.6 5.1 6.3 3.8
2023 45.8 25.6 20.5 8.1 44.1 29.6 26.3 5.1 34.0 23.9 21.2 5.4 10.1 5.6
Player 44.0 25.3 22.4 8.4 39.4 34.4 26.0 5.3 31.6 25.8 23.4 6.4 7.3 4.3
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Sweeper LAA R 737 83.6 35.8 -2.2 -6 15.9 2.3 17
2023 Sinker LAA R 125 94.6 24.9 3.1 14 14.8 -0.3 -2
2023 Cutter LAA R 329 88.6 30.4 -3.0 -11 4.1 1.3 49
2023 Curveball LAA R 76 75.7 62.5 2.4 4 11.8 2.1 22
2023 Slider LAA R 5 85.5 45.8 9.7 27 7.3 2.5 52
2023 Splitter LAA R 136 88.6 31.0 -0.1 0 8.1 -3.3 -29
2023 4-Seamer LAA R 686 96.8 15.1 -1.5 -11 4.1 -3.9 -49
2022 4-Seamer LAA R 718 97.3 14.5 -1.7 -13 3.5 -4.1 -54
2022 Splitter LAA R 312 89.3 31.9 1.9 6 5.5 -4.4 -45
2022 Curveball LAA R 223 77.6 59.6 2.2 4 11.2 2.4 27
2022 Cutter LAA R 233 90.7 27.4 -2.9 -12 3.6 1.1 48
2022 Slider LAA R 63 85.2 43.5 7.6 21 7.0 1.8 33
2022 Sinker LAA R 97 97.2 22.4 3.4 18 16.2 1.1 8
2022 Sweeper LAA R 983 85.3 32.7 -3.0 -8 14.0 1.1 8
2021 Sweeper LAA R 444 82.3 37.5 -2.7 -7 15.8 1.1 7
2021 Slider LAA R 6 80.6 44.8 3.2 8 7.6 1.0 16
2021 Splitter LAA R 367 88.1 32.9 1.4 4 5.0 -4.0 -44
2021 Curveball LAA R 69 74.5 63.9 2.2 4 12.1 2.0 20
2021 Cutter LAA R 249 87.0 32.1 -3.6 -13 3.4 0.4 15
2021 4-Seamer LAA R 891 95.6 14.6 -1.2 -9 3.8 -3.4 -47
2020 4-Seamer LAA R 39 93.8 16.6 -1.6 -11 2.6 -4.7 -64
2020 Curveball LAA R 5 71.9 66.7 1.0 2 13.2 1.1 9
2020 Splitter LAA R 13 85.8 35.6 3.1 9 2.8 -7.9 -74
2020 Sweeper LAA R 23 79.1 39.0 -5.4 -12 14.6 -2.4 -14
2018 Splitter LAA R 191 87.3 33.6 2.2 7 5.6 -4.7 -45
2018 4-Seamer LAA R 395 96.7 13.1 0.8 6 6.3 -1.0 -13
2018 Sweeper LAA R 210 81.5 39.6 -2.9 -7 15.1 -0.9 -6
2018 Curveball LAA R 56 73.9 66.7 3.8 6 11.1 1.4 14
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 Sweeper 1.3 10 737 35.2 191 .141 .335 .266 36.4 37.2 30.5 .159 .312 .256 33.3
2023 4-Seamer 1.7 11 686 32.8 168 .165 .237 .278 27.1 29.8 23.7 .218 .378 .325 38.9
2023 Cutter -1.8 -6 329 15.7 85 .319 .611 .440 23.3 16.5 27.5 .326 .674 .461 43.1
2023 Splitter -1.1 -2 136 6.5 42 .175 .200 .213 41.4 40.5 18.5 .181 .212 .196 17.4
2023 Sinker 0.7 1 125 6.0 25 .273 .409 .358 20.5 16.0 40.0 .211 .351 .297 16.7
2023 Curveball 1.9 1 76 3.6 18 .111 .167 .119 41.7 50.0 23.7 .155 .230 .164 44.4
2023 Slider 14.8 1 5 0.2 2 .000 .000 .000 66.7 100.0 40.0 -- -- .000 --
2022 Sweeper 2.6 25 983 37.4 251 .165 .274 .232 38.1 32.7 30.1 .183 .293 .243 30.0
2022 4-Seamer 0.4 3 718 27.3 187 .283 .392 .346 20.3 19.3 19.6 .284 .408 .346 33.8
2022 Splitter 0.4 1 312 11.9 104 .126 .252 .164 49.7 63.5 30.4 .104 .162 .120 29.7
2022 Cutter 1.4 3 233 8.9 41 .316 .447 .359 23.2 2.4 4.5 .351 .610 .431 56.8
2022 Curveball -0.5 -1 223 8.5 40 .216 .405 .295 41.8 47.5 34.5 .160 .226 .211 31.6
2022 Sinker 0.7 1 97 3.7 12 .167 .250 .179 27.0 16.7 13.3 .162 .180 .154 30.0
2022 Slider 2.0 1 63 2.4 25 .167 .167 .172 38.5 52.0 27.7 .153 .187 .171 9.1
2021 4-Seamer 0.2 2 892 44.0 192 .291 .513 .395 20.6 17.7 21.9 .281 .462 .378 50.8
2021 Sweeper 2.3 10 444 21.9 130 .200 .342 .267 30.8 30.8 25.8 .184 .314 .250 30.0
2021 Splitter 3.0 11 367 18.1 138 .086 .102 .128 49.2 56.5 35.1 .098 .141 .153 26.9
2021 Cutter 0.8 2 249 12.3 57 .241 .426 .321 19.8 1.8 5.6 .279 .509 .353 41.5
2021 Curveball -0.9 -1 69 3.4 14 .308 .615 .411 26.1 21.4 18.8 .273 .507 .359 40.0
2021 Slider 1.7 0 6 0.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seamer -11.1 -4 39 48.8 10 .500 .500 .600 16.7 10.0 11.1 .421 .643 .602 100.0
2020 Sweeper -5.3 -1 23 28.7 1 -- -- .700 33.3 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2020 Splitter -8.1 -1 13 16.3 5 .250 .250 .320 28.6 40.0 28.6 .055 .056 .181 0.0
2020 Curveball -0.9 0 5 6.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seamer -0.4 -2 395 46.3 91 .382 .539 .442 21.1 8.8 12.1 .337 .520 .418 39.1
2018 Sweeper 1.3 3 210 24.6 54 .140 .360 .243 39.3 35.2 29.2 .139 .255 .209 16.1
2018 Splitter 3.4 6 191 22.4 59 .036 .055 .084 56.4 59.3 36.1 .103 .179 .159 30.0
2018 Curveball 1.6 1 56 6.6 7 .000 .000 .100 37.5 14.3 16.7 .085 .180 .198 20.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Curveball 72 75.9 85 21.1 7:15 7:15 0
2023 Cutter 315 88.5 35 6.8 10:45 10:15 30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 664 96.8 76 14.2 1:00 12:30 30
2023 Splitter 100 88.5 64 9.1 1:45 2:45 -60
2023 Sinker 74 94.9 70 15.7 1:15 2:15 -60
2023 Sweeper 684 83.6 58 17.2 8:15 9:15 -60
2022 Curveball 222 77.7 81 20.2 7:15 7:15 0
2022 Cutter 226 90.8 31 6.7 11:30 10:30 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 707 97.3 76 14.4 1:00 12:30 30
2022 Splitter 295 89.3 65 6.8 1:45 2:45 -60
2022 Sinker 69 97.1 80 18.1 1:15 2:30 -75
2022 Slider 63 85.2 47 10.8 8:00 7:30 30
2022 Sweeper 974 85.3 50 15.4 8:30 9:30 -60
2021 Curveball 68 74.4 89 21.3 7:15 7:15 0
2021 Cutter 245 87.1 36 5.2 11:00 10:15 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 888 95.6 81 15.4 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Splitter 334 88.1 54 5.8 1:30 2:45 -75
2021 Sweeper 441 82.3 57 16.9 8:15 9:15 -60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 28 93.3 76 14.3 12:45 12:15 30
2020 Sweeper 15 79.4 53 14.8 8:30 9:45 -75
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 211 853 9 8 -5 -4 8
2021 531 2,027 22 27 -16 -8 25
2022 660 2,629 23 28 -9 -10 33
2023 531 2,094 12 26 -11 -10 17
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 853 49.8 65.9 76.8 23.4 31.0 41.1 55.0 44.5 34.7 7.7 74.2
2020 80 38.8 48.4 80.0 20.4 70.0 41.3 50.0 31.3 24.0 10.0 62.5
2021 2,027 51.5 69.2 79.5 25.5 46.2 39.8 58.0 48.0 28.9 9.1 82.1
2022 2,629 51.4 68.2 76.9 28.6 40.5 40.2 60.6 49.0 33.0 9.4 79.4
2023 2,094 52.0 66.0 77.2 25.7 45.9 39.4 60.1 46.7 30.8 8.9 78.6
Player 7,683 51.3 67.4 77.7 26.3 42.7 40.0 59.0 47.4 31.4 9.0 79.2
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2018 76 83 82 72 70 92 79 83 82 88 18 96 6 94 35 35 88
2021 81 85 81 71 78 34 59 57 38 85 50 71 22 83 47 35 88
2022 91 85 88 87 91 32 69 80 84 94 65 90 41 94 39 48 88
2023 63 89 69 38 65 25 18 92 78 94 22 82 14 89 47 47 90
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 21.4 6 5.7 0 0 5 2 33.3
2021 22.8 15 14.1 1 5 13 3 20.0
2022 22.9 14 12.2 2 9 9 4 28.6
2023 23.4 18 18.7 -1 6 17 5 27.8
Player 22.8 53 50.7 2 20 44 14 26.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 6 7 6 4 5 5 7 6 3 4 6 7 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 7 6 7 7 6 4 5 4 6 6 7 6
2021 15 17 12 11 14 14 15 15 9 11 14 15 14 11 15 16 13 13 17 16 16 14 17 16 12 14 15 14 16 14 12
2022 14 10 8 14 12 14 14 9 9 11 10 14 14 13 13 13 12 10 12 11 13 11 17 13 11 10 13 16 14 12 12
2023 18 16 17 17 21 20 20 18 16 17 18 18 19 16 20 20 18 18 20 23 16 21 24 21 17 17 22 20 19 18 14
Player 53 50 43 46 52 53 56 48 37 43 48 54 53 46 53 55 49 47 55 57 51 53 65 56 44 46 54 56 55 51 44
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.8 93.7 -0.1 95.8 2.1 94.2 -1.6
Offspeed Velocity 85.8 88.1 2.3 89.3 1.2 88.6 -0.7
Breaking Velocity 77.8 81.2 3.4 84.0 2.8 82.9 -1.1
Exit Velocity 97.6 88.4 -9.2 87.1 -1.3 86.4 -0.7
Launch Angle 10.8 11.7 0.9 14.5 2.8 11.5 -3.0
Barrel % 0.0 7.1 7.1 6.3 -0.8 10.1 3.8
Hard Hit % 60.0 39.9 -20.1 33.2 -6.7 35.0 1.8
Sweet Spot % 40.0 31.9 -8.1 32.0 0.1 34.0 2.0
xBA .238 .207 -0.031 .204 -0.003 .206 0.002
BA .375 .207 -0.168 .203 -0.004 .184 -0.019
xwOBA .476 .282 -0.194 .256 -0.026 .302 0.046
wOBA .515 .279 -0.236 .255 -0.024 .277 0.022
xSLG .349 .344 -0.005 .311 -0.033 .377 0.066
SLG .375 .351 -0.024 .316 -0.035 .333 0.017
K% 18.8 29.3 10.5 33.2 3.9 31.5 -1.7
BB% 50.0 8.3 -41.7 6.7 -1.6 10.4 3.7
Swing % 31.3 48.0 16.7 49.0 1.0 46.7 -2.3
Whiff% 24.0 28.9 4.9 33.0 4.1 30.8 -2.2
In Zone % 38.8 51.5 12.7 51.4 -0.1 52.0 0.6
Out of Zone % 61.3 48.5 -12.8 48.6 0.1 48.0 -0.6
Out of Zone Swing % 20.4 25.5 5.1 28.6 3.1 25.7 -2.9
First Pitch Swing % 12.5 30.0 17.5 31.4 1.4 29.4 -2.0
First Pitch Strike % 50.0 58.0 8.0 60.6 2.6 60.1 -0.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 211 .277 119 0 0.0 92 16 17.4
2020 Shifts 16 .515 11 4 36.4 5 2 40.0
2021 Shifts 531 .279 259 53 20.5 272 197 72.4
2022 Shifts 657 .253 342 60 17.5 315 217 68.9
2023 Shades 531 .277 276 2 0.7 255 111 43.5
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2018 263 20.4 3.8% 6.5% 142 26.2 0.0% 17.6%
2020 10 20.6 0.0% 0.0% 31 24.5 0.0% 6.5%
2021 591 20.8 1.0% 5.9% 327 26.3 0.0% 22.9%
2022 801 21.7 2.4% 10.1% 381 26.6 0.0% 26.2%
2023 638 16.6 25.2% 0.2% 300 19.3 5.0% 2.0%
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Pitch Distribution