Shohei Ohtani takes on Aroldis Chapman in New York, 大谷翔平 NYヤンキース チャップマンと対戦

Shohei Ohtani takes on Aroldis Chapman in New York, 大谷翔平 NYヤンキース チャップマンと対戦
Shohei Ohtani throwing again puts pressure on Angels, 大谷翔平 投球再開はエンジェルスにプレッシャー

大谷 翔平
大谷 翔平(おおたに しょうへい、1994年7月5日 – )は、岩手県奥州市出身のプロ野球選手(投手、外野手)。右投左打。MLB・ロサンゼルス・エンゼルス所属。



Shohei Ohtani
Shohei Ohtani (大谷 翔平 Ōtani Shōhei, born July 5, 1994) is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher and designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball’s (NPB) Pacific League. Ohtani was the first pick of the Fighters in the 2012 draft. He has officially recorded the fastest pitch by a Japanese pitcher and in NPB history at 165 kilometres per hour (102.5 mph). He was named the 2018 American League Rookie of the Year.

Ohtani ended his first major league season with a batting average of .285, and a .361 on-base-percentage. He finished with 22 home runs, 10 stolen bases and 61 RBIs. In 10 starts on the mound, he notched a 4-2 record with a 3.31 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 63 strikeouts. His .564 slugging percentage ranked seventh overall among MLB players with at least 350 plate appearances for this season. He became the second-fastest Angels rookie to reach 20 HRs, and joined Babe Ruth as the only pair of MLB players with 10 pitching appearances and 20 homers in a season. He also won the American League Rookie of the Month award twice; in April and in September.

On September 3, 2018, ESPN announced that doctors recommended that Ohtani undergo Tommy John surgery, after an MRI showed new damage to his UCL. The Angels announced on September 25 that Ohtani had agreed to the procedure, which might potentially keep him off the mound until 2020. On October 1, Angels general manager Billy Eppler announced that Ohtani underwent successful Tommy John surgery. On November 12, he was named the American League Rookie of the Year.

Aroldis Chapman
Albertín Aroldis Chapman de la Cruz (born February 28, 1988) is a Cuban-born American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs and in the Cuban National Series for Holguín. Chapman bats and throws left-handed, and is nicknamed the Cuban Missile or the Cuban Flame Thrower.

Chapman pitched for Holguín domestically and internationally for the Cuban national baseball team. He defected from Cuba in 2009 and signed a contract with the Reds in 2010. Chapman made his MLB debut that season. He won the MLB Delivery Man of the Month Award as the best relief pitcher for July 2012, and has been named to four straight National League All-Star teams from 2012 to 2015. The Reds traded Chapman to the Yankees after the 2015 season, and the Yankees traded Chapman to the Cubs during the 2016 season. With the Cubs, Chapman won Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. He signed with the Yankees after the 2016 season.

On July 11, 2014, Chapman broke the record, previously held by Bruce Sutter, for the most consecutive relief appearances with a strikeout, having struck out at least one batter in 40 consecutive appearances. Chapman’s streak began on August 21, 2013, and lasted 49 consecutive games over two seasons, with the 49th and final game being on August 13, 2014. He shares the record for the fastest recorded pitch speed in MLB history, at 105.1 miles per hour (169.1 km/h), as well as the Guinness World Record for fastest baseball pitch.

Prior to the start of the 2016 season, Chapman became the first player to be suspended under MLB’s domestic violence policy. Although not charged with a crime, he was suspended for 30 games as a result of “Chapman’s use of the firearm and its effect on his partner”.