It was quite a rookie season for Los Angeles’ Shohei Ohtani . He flashed glimpses of stardom at the plate and on the mound, a true dual-threat that the league hasn’t seen in decades. He was excellent on the mound in 51.2 innings we got to witness what the Japanese phenom had to offer. In the cup of coffee he got at the big leagues, he posted a 4-2 record across 10 starts, with a 3.31 ERA, 10.97 K/9 and a filthy arsenal that led to a swinging strike rate of 15.2-percent, which was comparable to Carlos Carrasco (15.3%), Blake Snell (15.1%) and Jacob deGrom (15.1%). However, the news broke that Ohtani would need Tommy John surgery, and rather than get it done, he decided to continue to hit for the Angels, when it was deemed that it wouldn’t do any more damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The final stat line of Ohtani the hitter was exceptional, as he hit 22 home runs, drove in 61 runs, stole 10 bases and slashed .285/.361/.564 across 367 plate...