Fans were enthusiastic about Ohtani Shohei (29, Los Angeles Angels) pitching in the bullpen.
Ohtani posted a video of his bullpen pitching on his SNS on the 8th (hereinafter Korean time).
With a camera installed behind the 메이저놀이터catcher, Ohtani threw the ball with all his might. According to Japan’s ‘Daily Sports’, the speed limit is 89 miles (about 143 km). He threw a mix of fastballs and sliders.
Although he was slightly different from the season’s highest speed of 101.4 miles (about 163 km), he showed that he was improving his condition smoothly considering that it was the beginning of spring camp.
Japanese media also showed interest in Ohtani’s pitching while introducing fans’ reactions. ‘Daily Sports’ reported responses such as “The ball is too fast”, “The slider is too bent”, and “How do you hit this”.
‘The Answer’ said, ‘I arrived in the United States in January and saw him training at the gym, but it was my first time as a bullpen pitcher’, and fans said, “The sound of the ball entering the glove is beautiful” and “I wanted to see Ohtani’s video.” reaction was introduced.
Meanwhile, Ohtani, who is currently training in the United States, will participate in the Japanese national team for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in early March.