This Spring Training hasn't been easy for the Japanese wonder, Shohei Ohtani, as he has struggled both with the bat and on the mound. Many people have worried about if Ohtani is really that good or if he is on his way to becoming a bust.
But Los Angeles Angels manager, Mike Scioscia says there's nothing to worry about the Japanese skills and he's pretty confident that Ohtani will surely is going to make an impact into the team and the game.
Ohtani started a minor leagues game this Saturday. During this outing, the Japanese allowed 5 walks, hit a batter and threw a couple of wild pitches, but Scioscia thinks that this was a great outing for Ohtani, according to Jesse Rogers of ESPN:
There were some things he was working on, he's trying to nail down," Scioscia said. "When it's in sync, it (his fastball) comes out hot. Early on, it was somewhat erratic. He's working on some things. He'll be fine
Despite these awful Spring Training, there's no doubt of the Japanese potential as he caused sensation amongst MLB teams with his impressive numbers in the Japanese League, where showed immense skills with his arm and with the bat. He has a record of 42-15 with an ERA of 2.52 and 624 strikeouts. In the other side, he batted a .282 AVG with 296 hits, 48 HR's and 166 RBI's.