Shohei Otani Is Reportedly Coming To MLB, Despite Its Best Efforts To Keep Him Away

Japanese baseball star Shohei Otani, who is in the midst of a Ruthian season for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters—the two-way stud had a 1.86 ERA and 174 strikeouts in 140 innings, to go along with 27 homers and a .322/.416/.588 triple slash in 2016—is reportedly ready to play ball in America. He’ll be doing so on the…

Shohei Otani, World's Coolest Baseball Player, Crushes A Ball Into The Tokyo Dome Ceiling

Some things that 22-year-old Shohei Otani has done this year: break his own record for the fastest pitch ever thrown in Japanese baseball (102 mph), post a 1.86 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 20 games as a starting pitcher, hit really goddamn well when he wasn’t pitching (.322/.416/.588 with 22 home runs), and put all of that…