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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Shohei Ohtani impresses in latest outing | MLB.com

Ohtani Fever is coming!

Jim Furtado Posted: October 04, 2017 at 08:18 PM | 29 comment(s)
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Scouting report on Japanese star Shohei Ohtani | MLB.com

“I saw Griffey in the Minor Leagues and A-Rod as an amateur,” one international scouting director said. “The buzz about Ohtani is similar to those guys and guys like Strasburg. Compared to Griffey and A-Rod, he isn’t as polished a hitter and probably doesn’t have the same upside. But he does have the chance to be a Strasburg. What is unique is that he does both.”

Jim Furtado Posted: September 19, 2017 at 11:45 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Japanese star Shohei Ohtani might play in 2018 | MLB.com

Ohtani, 23, doesn’t meet MLB’s definition of a foreign professional under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, since he’s not 25 years old with six years of service in a recognized foreign league. As such, he’ll be subject to international amateur spending limits if he moves from NPB to MLB this winter, limiting the amount an MLB team must invest in order to acquire him.
The MLB team would pay the Fighters a release fee—likely the maximum of $20 million—and then a signing bonus to Ohtani. The bonus must fit under a hard cap, typically less than $6 million per team, although it can increase through the acquisition of additional slot allocations in deals with other teams.

Ohtani told MLB Network earlier this year that the Rangers, Dodgers and Giants were the teams that pursued him most aggressively when he was 18 years old, before he decided to begin his pro career in Japan rather than jump straight to MLB.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 12, 2017 at 10:40 AM | 2 comment(s)
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