The two-way player Shohei Ohtani is coming off an incredible season where he was tied for fourth with Marcus Semien for the lead of home runs on the MLB.
According to Baseball Reference, Ohtani will hit about 31 home runs next season, that’s about 17 home runs less than he hit in 2021.
In addition to home runs, he is forecast to drive in 69 runs (31 fewer), 123 hits (14 fewer hits), 18 stolen bases (8 fewer), 80 runs scored (23 fewer).
There doesn’t seem to be a reason for Ohtani to have a worse season coming off a great one without having Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon in his lineup putting pressure on the other pitchers.
It should be noted that no one expected to see Ohtani hit more than 40 home runs in a season due to the fact that he also has to be a pitcher and is not a machine, 2021 was the opposite, it seemed that the Japanese were a machine after have a good season both off the mound and in the batter’s box.
Shohei Ohtani’s batting in 2020 was well below average, all the media and critics were on his shoulder in the face of MLB 2021, thanks to a good job and health was on his side, he managed to be the best player. mentioned and wanted from around 2021.