Shohei Ohtani recognized by TIME as one of most 100 influential people

Shohei Ohtani, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Shohei Ohtani, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /

LA Angels‘ two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani was rightfully named by Time Magazine as one of the most 100 influential people in the world.

All-Time baseball titan Alex Rodriguez profiled Ohtani for it, and had so many great things to say about the player having the greatest season in baseball history.

“If you were to Frankenstein every unique talent into one player, you’d get Shohei Ohtani,” said Rodriguez. “He has the power of Bryce Harper, the pitching of Max Scherzer and the speed of Trea Turner.”

No lies have been detected.

LA Angels’ Ace and superstar DH, Shohei Ohtani, is not just the most valuable player in baseball.

Shohei Ohtani also is representing the LA Angels by proving to be one of the most influential people in the entire world, not just on the diamond. The best part is, it’s not even just his abilities on the field. A-Rod pointed out his reputation off of it.

“Not only is he incredible on the field, but off the field, he’s a gentleman,” said Rodriguez. “His teammates have only good things to say about Shohei, and he is great with the media and fans, too.”

It’s laughable that there are people out there that think that Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and not Ohtani, is the most valuable player in the American League. Ohtani is so valuable that he’s even being recognized by Time magazine as one of the most influential people on the entire planet, not just the most influential and valuable baseball player. He is officially a household name now.

There’s really not enough one can say about a baseball player who has a .360 on-base percentage, a .605 slugging percentage, and a .965 OPS to go along with 44 home runs, 94 RBI, 91 runs scored, and 23 stolen bases. Well, there possibly could be, but not when they also are 9-2 with a 3.36 ERA on the bump.

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Thankfully, TIME Magazine has helped us out with that.