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Wed Jul 2409:02Shohei Ohtani Adds Three More RBI
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani continued his remarkable season in Tuesday's victory versus the rival San Francisco Giants. Ohtani went 2-for-5 and drove in three runs to help the Dodgers reach their 61st win of the season. Sometimes when players sign huge contracts and switch teams in the offseason, they feel added pressure and could struggle for a bit, but not Ohtani. If anything, it has been the opposite with the 30-year-old that has hit .314 with 30 homers, 73 RBI and 24 RBI thus far in Dodger blue. Ohtani continues to be one of the best players in the sport and managers should continue to the enjoy the ride.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Wed Jul 1700:15Shohei Ohtani Hits Three-Run Homer In All-Star Game
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani brought the star power in Tuesday's 5-3 All-Star Game loss to the American League. Ohtani went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run, a walk, and a strikeout. The 30-year-old provided the first runs of the game, obliterating a third-inning Tanner Houck splitter into the right-field seats. The two-way star managed to produce as one of fantasy's top players in the first half without providing any pitching stats, slashing .316/.400/.635 with 29 HR, 75 runs scored, 69 RBI, and 23 stolen bases in 429 plate appearances. He should continue to be a five-category force in the second half while hitting in the middle of one of baseball's best lineups.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Jul 1318:30Shohei Ohtani Rips Homer And Triple, Not Enough In Loss On Saturday
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani hit a homer and a triple en route to going two-for-four at the plate with two walks in the Dodgers' 11-9 extra innings loss to the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. The homer was Ohtani's 29th on the season as he increased his OPS to 1.037 on the season while also recording two RBI and three runs. With the plethora of injuries that the Dodgers have faced during the first half of the season, the lefty's prominence at the plate has helped to keep them well in front of the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL West. Ohtani's case to win NL MVP as just a DH keeps growing by the day. He'll get another chance to keep his stellar season going against Tigers scheduled starter Beau Brieske, who looks to be the opener for a Tigers bullpen game on Sunday.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Wed Jul 1012:51Shohei Ohtani Steals 21st Base In Blowout Loss
The Los Angeles Dodgers may have gotten blown out 10-1 in Tuesday's series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies, but designated hitter Shohei Ohtani still made a mark, going 1-for-2 with his 21st stolen base of the season, a walk and a strikeout. Because the game was out of hand, the Dodgers pulled the 30-year-old two-way superstar in the seventh inning. With the stolen base on Tuesday, Ohtani has now swiped a bag in each of the last three games. He really can do it all, folks. Barring an injury in the second half of the season, the Japanese sensation could be the favorite to win his third MVP award, and first in the National League. Heading into Wednesday's game, Ohtani currently leads the league in runs (72), home runs (28), slugging percentage (.636), OPS (1.037) and total bases (222).
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Jul 709:37Shohei Ohtani Homers, Gets On Base Five Times
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-2 with a triple, a home run, two walks, and was hit by a pitch in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Brewers. It was the 28th home run of the season for Ohtani and he also swiped his 18th bag. It's another MVP-caliber campaign from the 30-year-old, as he now owns a .316-28-65-72-18 line with a .438 wOBA and 190 wRC+.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Wed Jul 308:07Shohei Ohtani Continues Incredible Season
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani continued his incredible season by going 3-for-5 with a double and two-run home run in Tuesday's victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ohtani has been leading off with Mookie Betts (wrist) sidelined, but hasn't missed a beat at the plate. He also hasn't missed a beat since signing with the Dodgers this offseason as he is now hitting .320 with 27 homers, 64 RBI, 16 stolen bases and a ridiculous 1.048 OPS. Ohtani continues to be one of the best players in the world and is doing it in arguably the best lineup in the league. Not that managers needed any reassurance, but Ohtani remains of the best players in the game and managers should have no reason to entertain offers for the superstar.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Thu Jun 2700:52Shohei Ohtani Extends RBI Streak To 10 Games
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani skied a leadoff home run in Wednesday's shutout victory over the hosting Chicago White Sox, setting a club record of 10 straight games with an RBI and making it 1-0 in the first inning. Ohtani's homer was a gargantuan 437-foot shot off White Sox right-hander Erick Fedde, his 26th long ball of the season. The 29-year-old two-way superstar cooled off a bit during late May, but he's slashing a spectacular .310/.425/.736 with 11 round-trippers, 23 RBI, and three stolen bases through 87 at-bats in the month of June. It's unfortunate he won't take the mound in 2024, but we're also catching a glimpse of what Ohtani is capable of accomplishing with the bat without having to worry about the burdens of pitching.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Wed Jun 2607:12Shohei Ohtani Homers In Win On Tuesday
Los Angeles Dodgers DH Shohei Ohtani had a productive game in his team's 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. Ohtani went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, two runs, and two RBI to help power his team to the win. The veteran hit a leadoff homer to kick off the scoring in the top of the first, giving him 24 round-trippers on the season. Overall, it has been a fantastic first season with the Dodgers for Ohtani, who is hitting .320 with 63 runs, 60 RBI, and 16 steals across 309 at-bats. He's been especially hot of late as he's hitting .385 with five homers and 13 RBI over his past seven contests.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Mon Jun 2420:38Shohei Ohtani Plays Catch From 90 Feet
Los Angeles Dodgers two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani (elbow) played catch from 90 feet on Monday for the first time in his rehab process. Ohtani had Tommy John surgery last September and will not pitch at all in his first year with the Dodgers, but he's making strides with his throwing program as we approach the All-Star break next month. The 29-year-old could play some games in the outfield later this year if he continues to progress at a nice pace, but don't count on it. On the offensive side, Ohtani's right-elbow surgery hasn't slowed him down at all, as the two-time American League MVP is currently leading the National League in runs scored (61), home runs (23), batting average .321 (97-for-302), slugging percentage (.632), OPS (1.031) and total bases (191). Continue to throw Ohtani into your fantasy lineups on the daily.
Source: 570 LA Sports - David VasseghRotoBaller.com
Sat Jun 2209:48Shohei Ohtani Homers, Gets On Base Four Times Friday
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-2 with two walks and his 22nd home run of the season in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Angels, recording two RBI and a run scored. It was his fifth multi-hit performance in his last six games, going 12-for-23 over that stretch (.522) and raising his season average to .322. As good of an offensive season as the 29-year-old had last year, he's outpacing it this year as he's been able to focus solely on hitting. His K% has come down 4.5%, which has resulted in a higher BA, a slightly higher wOBA, and the highest wRC+ of his career to this point (187). The 2x MVP is currently the highest-scoring hitter for fantasy with a superb .322-22-55-60-16 line on the season.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Tue Jun 1809:47Shohei Ohtani Continues Multi-Hit Tear
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani had three hits during Monday's 9-5 win at the Colorado Rockies, his third multi-hit game in the last four. Ohtani had two doubles, a single, and a walk, as he also scored twice and drove in a run. He has recorded seven hits in his last 15 at-bats and is hitting .314/.388/.601 with 19 homers, 47 RBI, 55 runs scored, and 16 stolen bases. Ohtani is competing with New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge for fantasy MVP honors, and his fantasy managers are thriving behind his numbers.
Source: ESPN.comRotoBaller.com
Wed Jun 1209:27Shohei Ohtani Homers And Swipes Bag In Rout
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani put together a big performance in Tuesday's 13-run victory against the Texas Rangers. Ohtani went 1-for-2 on the evening with two walks, one stolen base and a two-run homer. Ohtani's homer was blasted with an exit velocity of 114.2 MPH that landed 433 feet from home plate. The two-way superstar has only swung the bat with his new club, but he hasn't missed a beat since signing with the Dodgers this offseason. On the year, Ohtani is now hitting .312 with 16 homers, 43 RBI and 15 stolen bases. He remains one of the best options in all formats moving forward.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Jun 214:58Shohei Ohtani Throwing From 60 Feet And Increasing Velocity
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (elbow) has begun throwing from 60 feet and is slowly increasing his velocity. Ohtani underwent elbow surgery on his throwing arm in November after suffering a UCL tear late last season. The 29-year-old has been throwing for the majority of the season but recently began throwing from 60 feet this week and increased his velocity to around 80 mph. On the bump last season, Ohtani posted a 3.14 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and a 55:167 BB:K. The two-way sensation will not take the mound at all this season and will continue to serve as the everyday designated hitter in Los Angeles. Ohtani remains a top-five fantasy option in all formats, as he will always be found batting second in a potent Dodgers lineup and is currently riding an incredible .326/.395/.604 slash line with 14 home runs and 14 stolen bases through 57 games.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Tue May 2815:46Shohei Ohtani Won't Play In Game 2 Against Mets
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that designated hitter Shohei Ohtani will not start the second game of the team's doubleheader on Tuesday against the hosting New York Mets at Citi Field. Catcher Will Smith will serve as the DH for the nightcap of the twin bill, with Austin Barnes likely doing the catching against Mets veteran left-hander Jose Quintana. Ohtani is the DH and is batting in the two-hole for Game 1 against Mets right-hander Tylor Megill, but he'll get to rest in the second game with a southpaw on the mound. It's been a pretty successful year at the plate so far for the two-way superstar in his first year in LA, as Ohtani currently leads the league in average (.336), slugging percentage (.621), OPS (1.024) and total bases (131) while also adding 13 homers, 35 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 53 games.
Source: 570 LA Sports - David VasseghRotoBaller.com
Tue May 2800:06Shohei Ohtani Throwing From 60 Feet
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (elbow) said Monday that he has progressed to throwing from 60 feet. The two-way superstar is recovering from his second Tommy John surgery and hasn't pitched since 2023. He said his sessions have been 60 to 70 throws at up to 80 mph. He and the Dodgers are hoping he can return to the mound in 2025. Ohtani has still been a top fantasy player without pitching, as he has slashed an impressive .336/.403/.621 with 13 home runs, 35 RBI, and 13 stolen bases in 239 plate appearances. He has a way to go before providing fantasy value as a pitcher again (in 2025), but Ohtani should continue to be one of fantasy's best hitters.
Source: Juan Toribio - MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sun May 2612:01Shohei Ohtani In Sunday's Lineup
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (hamstring) is serving as the DH and is batting second in the lineup on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds and left-hander Brent Suter. Ohtani has been dealing with a hamstring contusion recently, but it's not serious enough to keep the 29-year-old two-way star out of the lineup on Sunday. In the team's 3-1 loss in Cincy on Saturday, Ohtani went 1-for-4 with a triple and three strikeouts. While the Japanese sensation deals with his hamstring issue, he's less likely to attempt any stolen bases if he gets on the basepaths. Fantasy managers need to leave the three-time All-Star and two-time MVP in all starting lineups, as he's still leading baseball with a .338 batting average (70-for-207) and also in slugging percentage (.628), OPS (1.034) and total bases (130) while adding 13 home runs, 35 RBI and 13 steals in his first year in LA.
Source: Los Angeles DodgersRotoBaller.com
Sat May 2522:42Shohei Ohtani Dealing With A Bruised Hamstring
Los Angeles Dodgers two-way star Shohei Ohtani (hamstring) is dealing with a right hamstring contusion after getting hit there with a pickoff throw during the team's last homestand. The injury is something the Dodgers are managing. According to Roberts, the Dodgers have put a "governor" on him and to not exert a total effort when running the bases for now. Ohtani hasn't missed any games and doesn't sound like he will miss any time in the near future. The 29-year-old is slashing .338/.406/.628 with 13 home runs, 35 RBI, 39 runs, and 13 stolen bases over 52 games in 2024. The hamstring issue isn't slowing Ohtani down, and fantasy managers should continue to roll with him in all league formats.
Source: Fabian ArdayaRotoBaller.com
Mon May 1318:25Shohei Ohtani Returning On Monday
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (back) is returning to the starting lineup ahead of Monday's game against the San Diego Padres. Ohtani was removed early during Saturday's contest due to back tightness. He didn't play on Sunday but that was likely precautionary to give Ohtani a day off to rest. He'll return to the lineup as the designated hitter and bat second on Monday. Fantasy managers should adjust their lineups accordingly with Ohtani returning.
Source: Fabian ArdayaRotoBaller.com
Sun May 1213:23Shohei Ohtani Not In Sunday's Lineup
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (back) is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the San Diego Padres. Ohtani was removed from Saturday's game with back tightness and is likely getting the day off to recuperate. Ohtani has been unbelievable at the plate this season, slashing a robust .352/.423/.667 with 11 home runs, 27 RBI, 33 runs scored and nine steals. It does not seem to be a significant ailment for the 29-year-old superstar, so hopefully he is back in the lineup on Monday. Will Smith will take over the DH duties against the Padres while Austin Barnes starts behind the plate.
Source: Los Angeles DodgersRotoBaller.com
Sun May 1200:05Shohei Ohtani Dealing With Back Tightness
Los Angeles Dodgers two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani (back) was removed from Saturday's game versus the San Diego Padres due to back tightness. According to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, Ohtani's back tightened up. The concern level right now is "minimal," but the Dodgers are leaning toward giving Ohtani the day off on Sunday. They'll see how he feels in the morning. The 29-year-old went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored before exiting. Ohtani is off to a great start with the Dodgers this season, slashing .352/.423/.667 with 11 home runs, 27 RBI, 33 runs, and nine stolen bases over 40 games. Ohtani is considered day-to-day for now, and fantasy managers will have to check back on Sunday to see if he is in the lineup.
Source: Jack HarrisRotoBaller.com
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