Unless you're living in the Upside Down with a bunch of demogorgons, you've heard that Japanese two-way-playing phenom Shohei Ohtani has been cleared to come to the Major Leagues next season. A decision as to which team he signs with is likely to come before the end of the year.
On Wednesday, MLB Network's Jon Paul Morosi chatted with Ohtani -- discussing the 23-year-old's athletic genes and how he'll eventually measure his success in the game of baseball. Ohtani also had an interesting answer as to whom he likes to study at the plate:
When I asked Shohei Ohtani to name his favorite players, he first mentioned Ichiro and Yu Darvish. Then he said he likes to watch @Bharper3407 and has studied video of Harper at the plate. @MLB @MLBNetwork- Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 22, 2017
Yeah, I guess that's a pretty good choice:
And it appears Ohtani's been studying hard.