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Imagine Aroldis Chapman's arm with Mike Trout's bat.

Imagine Aroldis Chapman’s arm with Mike Trout’s bat.


You may have never heard of Shohei Ohtani. What’s remarkable about him isn’t that he was just named as the Japanese league’s best pitcher, but he was also chosen as the league’s best DH as well.

Remember when Madison Bumgarner asked—and was politely turned down—his team if he could compete in the Home Run Derby this year?

Ohtani is living that dream.

The 22-year old would command a king’s ransom if he played in the United States. He’d fill two holes at once for the Rangers.

If only.

Here is his story.