Japan's Most Fearsome Starting Pitcher

Shohei Ohtani, is also a great prolific hitter and he may be headed to the Majors as early as next season. Standing at 6 ft 4 Ohatani's fastball is reached as high as 102.5 mph for Japans Nippon Ham Fighters. The most prolific hitter in Japanese baseball Shohei Ohtani. Last year, he won the league’s home-run derby and threw its fastest pitch ever. 

Already a sensation across the Pacific, Ohtani is largely unknown here. But Japan’s two-way mystery man is expected to come to the Majors at the end of this season. At 22, Ohtani stands to lose millions if he comes to MLB as a foreign player under the age of 25.