LA Angels Week Two Power Rankings
By Vincent Page
1.) Shohei Ohtani (6)
Who else at number one? Three straight games with home runs. A slash line of .389/.421/.889. Shohei Ohtani has been everything that Angels fans have hoped for. The American League player of the week has arguably been the best player not only for the Angels this year, but in all of baseball. He has shown his discipline at the plate, and a new toe tap has helped him nail down his timing and become a true force at the plate (just ask Cy Young winner Corey Kluber).
Next: Ohtani Flirts With Perfection
On the mound, Ohtani has been brilliant. He has made one bad pitch all year, and all three of his earned runs came off of it. On Sunday, he took a perfect game into the seventh inning of his home debut. 18 strikeouts over his first two starts is ridiculous, and he is making the doubters fade away day by day. Why can’t someone hit and pitch at the same level? For Ohtani, there is no reason to doubt him other than what he is trying to accomplish has never been done, in the history of baseball.