Even MLB players are roasting this awful 2018 Shohei Ohtani take

Shohei Ohtani, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Shohei Ohtani, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

It’s impossible to doubt who Shohei Ohtani is for the LA Angels and how dominant of a player he is.

Back in 2018, however, there were folks out there who judged Ohtani before he even got his shot to prove himself.

Well, I’ve never heard of a high school hitter who’s hitting .279/.364/.700 with 32 home runs at the 81-game mark of the 2021 MLB season. I have, however, heard of Shohei Ohtani, who has those same exact numbers right now. Everyone else seems to not be able to recall a high school hitter like that, too.

MLB players have even dunked on this horrific take about LA Angels’ superstar Shohei Ohtani.

New York Mets catcher Tomas Nido stuck up for LA Angels’ slugger Shohei Ohtani.

He’s exactly right. If Shohei is a high school hitter, he must be ‘really freaking good’ at being a high school hitter. He leads the Major Leagues in home runs and slugging percentage. He has hit four triples and has an OPS of 1.064.

Ohtani is currently the MVP of the American League, and has hit what is likely the hardest left-handed hit of all time. He has 69 RBI up to this point, and he’s the second-hole hitter on the team. Imagine how many runs he’d bring in if he were hitting in the middle of the lineup.

This is true. Try clicking on the link that the tweet posted. This take was so horrible that Sporting News deleted the article.

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It’s an embarrassing take that will be one baseball fans will never forget.