Shohei Ohtani is one of this generation’s best athletes.
The Los Angeles Angels are lucky enough to be able to get multiple uses out of him over the course of a season.
This is a guy who can both pitch like an ace and hit 450-foot bombs to center.
There’s no debating that the two-way star is the best player in all of baseball today.
But with his latest award, that being the ESPY for the best athlete in men’s sports, his trophy case is starting to get full, and he’s only 28 years old.
MLB Europe tweeted a list of all of Ohtani’s accomplishments so far during his career.
Rookie of the Year
— MLB Europe (@MLBEurope) July 21, 2022
Ohtani Adds More Hardware
Ohtani’s trophy case really is starting to fill up, and he’s not even 10 years into his big-league career.
There is so much this man can do out on a baseball field.
He can pitch like an ace and hit like a Silver Slugger.
There’s really no argument for why Ohtani shouldn’t have won the award, and it’s no surprise that he actually pulled it off.
On the mound, he’s pitching like a Cy Young candidate.
He’s 9-4 with a 2.38 ERA in 15 starts.
At the plate, he’s hit 19 home runs with a .258 average, 56 RBI, and an .834 OPS.
And there is still so much left for a guy like Ohtani to accomplish.
He’s already been an MVP, a Rookie of the Year, and an All-Star.
Add some ESPYS to that list and you’ve got yourself one heck of a baseball player that is set to pick up as much hardware as possible over what has been a legendary career so far.
Ohtani deserved this award, and he’ll continue to add more to his trophy case.