Ohtani ranked first in MLB.com’s ‘FA Ranking’… “A hitter alone worth $400 million… Injury is a variable”

Injury factors do not diminish the value of Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels). He is still number one in the preliminary free agent (FA) rankings.스포츠토토

On the 30th (Korean time), MLB.com introduced the top 10 FA rankings selected by reporter Mark Feinsand. The first was Ohtani. He went 10-5 with a 3.14 ERA in 23 games as a pitcher this season, and as a hitter, he recorded a batting average of 0.304, 44 homers, 92 RBIs and 100 runs in 131 games. Currently, he ranks first in the home run category in both major leagues (MLB). 

Ohtani has been unable to perform his pitching duties due to an elbow injury recently. It was raised that he may need surgery to splicing ligaments in his right elbow. 

Reporter Painsand, who pointed out Ohtani’s market value by using the expression “There is a high possibility that a certain player will occupy the headline in the upcoming Stove League” in the full text, said, “Although he suffered an injury that may require surgery, Ohtani is still the highest ranked player.” It is a reserve free agent that has passed its value. I don’t know when he’ll be able to return as a pitcher, but he looks like a player who can sign a 10-year, $400 million contract based on his offense alone,” he explained. 

Reporter Paynesand mentioned Aaron Judge, who hit 62 homers last season and became the home run king, as a comparison target for the contract size ($360 million) signed with the New York Yankees after becoming a free agent. was evaluated as highly likely to be recognized.

As for the size of the contract, I saw that injuries could act as a variable. Initially, local media and baseball fans predicted that Ohtani, a top-class player for both pitcher and hitter, could become the protagonist of a big deal worth more than $600 million in total. Reporter Feinsand said, “We expect to be able to return as a pitcher in the 2025 season, but there is a possibility that it will fall below the estimated amount measured when there was no injury. Still, he is likely to exceed $500 million.” 

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