Shohei Ohtani is certainly a unique type of baseball player.
The Los Angeles Angels signed him to a contract before the 2018 season, knowing that they were bringing in a generational talent.
Ohtani can pitch and hit and do both at a high level.
The two-way star is having yet another memorable season in what could be his final year with the Halos.
In fact, over the last three seasons, Ohtani has hit at least 20 home runs as a hitter and recorded 100 or more strikeouts as a pitcher.
MLB.com analyst Sarah Langs stopped by MLB Now to discuss the greatness of Ohtani and what he brings to the table for the Angels.
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With his two home runs on Monday night against the Texas Rangers, Ohtani reached the 20-homer mark for the third consecutive season.
Langs noted that this is only the third time in baseball history that a player has recorded at least 100 strikeouts and hit 20 or more homers.
Again, Ohtani has been able to accomplish this feat in each of the last three seasons.
Langs also recalled a feat Ohtani had accomplished last season, when he finished in the top 15 in all of baseball in strikeouts as a pitcher and home runs as a hitter, something that also had never been accomplished in the history of the game.
Ohtani currently is in the top three in both of those categories this season.
As a pitcher, he owns a 3.32 ERA with 102 strikeouts.
As a hitter, he has homered 20 times and is hitting for a .296 average.NEXT: Angels Infielder Showed Off His Arm With Must-See Throw