“I’m not the best in Japan” Ohtani too modest, Trout didn’t believe

 This man who even has humility doesn’t seem to lack anything.

Shohei Otani (29, LA Angels), a pitching star who received the major league, said he was not the best in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) Japan team. Outfielder Mike Trout (31, Angels), who captained the WBC U.S. national team, revealed the story he had with Ohtani in a video interview with local media such as ‘MLB.com’ on the 21st (hereinafter Korean time).  바카라사이트

Trout also revealed an anecdote in which Ohtani said, “I’m not the best player in Japan,” saying, “I’ve been talking about being able to face Ohtani at the WBC since last year.” Trout said, “It is impossible to say that there is a player who is better than Ohtani,” but “Japan has good power and knows how to fight. It will be an interesting match.” 

Japan, which won the WBC championship in 2006 and 2009, is the best baseball powerhouse in Asia. The WBC national team includes Ohtani, pitcher Yu Darvish (San Diego), outfielders Seiya Suzuki (Chicago Cubs), Masataka Yoshima (Boston), and Lars Nutba (St. Louis), among other major league players. (Orix), Roki Sasaki (Chiba Lotte) with 164km of Perfect Game, and Munetaka Murakami (Yakult) with 56 home runs, the most in a single season by a Japanese, also joined. 

Trout, who has been with Ohtani as a colleague for five years after Ohtani came to the Angels in 2018, expects to meet as an enemy at the WBC. Trout can hit pitcher Ohtani’s ball. The United States is in Group C and Japan is in Group B, so it is possible for the two teams to face each other in the semifinals or finals. The chances of a head-to-head confrontation are high enough as they are the winning teams. 

Trout said, “I always saw Ohtani’s pitch from the front (center fielder). throw without hesitation Not all hitters want to go to bat against him,” he said. 

On the other hand, Trout did not participate in the 2017 WBC due to season preparation, but this time he declared participation as a captain early on. After Trout, Clayton Kershaw, Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers), Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan Arenado (St Louis), JT Realmuto, Trey Turner (Philadelphia), and Pete Alonso (New York Mets) joined one after another. . 

“Every time I watched Team USA win in 2017, I regretted not attending the WBC,” Trout said. He said, “This time, he really wanted to be a member of the national team,” he said. “I joined the national team to win. Win or fail.” The United States, the home of baseball, ranked 8th in 2006, 4th in 2009, and 6th in 2013, but succeeded in winning the first WBC in 2017.

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