“How to stop Otani…” “I don’t know.” The enemy is also confused, and there is no place to throw in the ‘40% hit’ in June

Shohei Otani (29, Los Angeles Angels), who has been going crazy since June. The enemy was also at a loss for words on how to stop Otani ahead of the game.

Japanese media Full Count reported on the 안전놀이터 17th, “Kansas City Royals coach Matt Quatraro looked puzzled, saying, ‘I don’t know how to stop Otani.’

Otani will play as the Angels’ second designated hitter in the 2023 Major League Baseball away game against Kansas City at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Coach Quatraro was asked by Japanese reporters before the match about his plan to stop Otani.

Otani has been performing amazingly since June. Having played in 14 games until the previous day, he has a batting average of 0.426 (23 hits in 54 at-bats), seven home runs, and 16 RBIs. The OPS is 1.459, which is literally terrorizing pitchers. In particular, he has hit six home runs in the last seven games to show off his long-hitting power. The batting average, which once fell to the early 0.260s, also reached 30% (0.301) through the game on the 16th.

In fact, Otani hit eight home runs in May, but his batting average was only 0.243. In June, he became an unstoppable player. Japanese media Number Web analyzed the cause of the rise, saying, “Ottani adjusted the position of the bat grip at the end of May and hit a home run on the same day.”

“I’ll do my best,” Quatraro said, expressing his feelings against Otani. At the same time, he said, “He is the most amazing player on the planet I have ever seen. “I think we need to pitch really well because he is a player who can do anything,” he said, referring to both awe and vigilance.

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