His power is unmatched by perhaps any in the game of baseball today.
The ball also travels off of his bat at an alarming speed and such a display was shown during the Angels game against the Houston Astros on Sunday afternoon.
Ohtani stepped up to the plate against Astros’ starter Jose Urquidy in the bottom of the third inning on Sunday, with Los Angeles ahead of Houston, 1-0.
Ohtani smacked a ground-rule double into the right field corner.
Since it was a ground-rule double, Tyler Wade, who was on first base was unable to score and extend the Angels lead, but the ball came off the bat of Ohtani at an exit velocity of 119.1 mph.
ICYMI: Ohtani smacked the hardest hit of his career at 119.1 MPH!
— MLB (@MLB) April 11, 2022
Though the ground-rule double was a bit of a tough break for the Angels, you have to acknowledge the exit velocity on the ball.
Ohtani can absolutely mash baseballs and did so again yesterday.
He hit it hard, and it traveled off of his bat at an alarming speed.
In fact, there have been six baseballs that have left players’ bats at 115-mph or more.
To be in that company is also quite impressive.
But man, can Ohtani crush the ball or what?
That power is insane, and it would be no surprise to see him hit another baseball that hard, or potentially even harder.
Maybe the next time he does that, it’ll leave the park.