The three-way player seems to make history every single night.
He lights the internet on fire every time he does it, and it seems like Twitter loses their minds for Ohtani every game, regardless of where their fandom lies. However, Twitter lost its mind for Ohtani on Friday, even before he stepped onto the field.
The internet blew up for Shohei Ohtani’s Home Run Derby announcement.
Shohei Ohtani, who’s tied for third in the MLB with 19 home runs (all stats are as of before the game on Friday), will be the most anticipated Derby contestant. Here was the announcement:
Anybody who isn’t excited to watch Ohtani tee off on baseballs in the Home Run Derby isn’t a true baseball fan. His swing is a thing of beauty.
It’s not even the amount of home runs that he’s hit which makes him a perfect contestant for the derby. He has the fourth-best slugging percentage in the MLB at .615. He hits the ball hard no matter if it’s a home run or not.
Again, his swing is godly. Check it out again right here:
The Home Run Derby’s going to be at Coors Field this year, which means that the ball’s going to be jumping off the bat, every swing.
Ohtani’s natural strength and power plus the high altitude immediately makes him the Derby favorite for me.
The guy can just barely poke a ball and it can go over the Monster. I’m serious; don’t you remember when he actually did that this year?
He can even hit bombs vs. terrible pitches, which again goes to show how easy this Home Run Derby may be for the superstar, when he gets his pitcher of choice just lobbing balls wherever he wants them.
There’s nobody I’d rather see in the Home Run Derby than our guy Shohei.