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"Japanese Babe Ruth" To play in MLB?

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The Japanese star 22 year old, who throws 103 but also drops bombs off of the top of a dome where they have to make up a rule and call it a ground rule double,

could be in the MLB sooner rather than later.

"SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Over the course of the next week we will see the game's best and brightest being feted with Cy Youngs and MVPs, among other major trophies. But one name you won't hear announced on any of these awards shows is arguably the most dynamic baseball talent in the world.

Shohei Otani just led the Nippon Ham Fighters to the Japan Series title and this came on the heels of a season in which the 22-year-old pitcher/DH (you read that right) posted a 1.86 ERA while slugging 22 homers with a league-high 1.004 OPS and getting Major League general managers dreaming of the possibilities. So now the question is: When will we see him in MLB?"

 

 

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/208585722/mlb-waiting-for-posting-of-shohei-otani/

 

What do you do with someone who gives you good starts and throws 100+ but also gives you 20+ homers and hits .300?

 

I'd imagine it would be a good problem to have. 

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As talented as he is, unfortunately he would be limited to playing in the American league if a team wants him to be a pitcher/hitter. So that eliminates half the teams immediately, and it would end up being a bidding war between the usual 3-4 big spending teams.

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As talented as he is, unfortunately he would be limited to playing in the American league if a team wants him to be a pitcher/hitter. So that eliminates half the teams immediately, and it would end up being a bidding war between the usual 3-4 big spending teams.

You could always put him in left. If his bat is really as good as it appears, they'll find a spot for him. 

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