Who will win the final few roster spots for the LA Angels?
By David Rice
Shohei Ohtani – Most people would have thought Shohei Ohtani was a lock to be on the Angels Opening Day Roster, but with his struggles both on the mound (0-1, 27.00 ERA), and at the plate (.100 0 HR, 1 RBI) Ohtani may have earned a trip to the minors for more seasoning.
If this does happen it will most likely not be a long trip, but it may be the best thing for him. This way he will get a chance to work on his game while getting acclimated to American baseball and it will be in a much lower pressure situation.
For Ohtani a spot on the major league roster is still a possibility, especially if he can right his ship in at least one of the two areas; hitting or pitching. As of right now I would rate Othani’s chances of starting the season with the Angels at about 50-50.