How Much is Shohei Ohtani Valued at in 2021? The Updated Report of his Wealth Here!
Shohei Ohtani is a Japanese baseball pitcher, a designated hitter, and an outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). Often known by his nickname, 'Sho Time,' he previously played for the Japanese professional baseball team, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters.
Despite receiving offers from several teams like the Texas Rangers, The New York Yankees, and Boston Red Sox, Ohtani opted to accept Fighters' deal and joined the Japanese team in 2012, after finishing high school. Ohtani is listed among acclaimed players and often compared to Justin Verlander. Here's a look at Shohei's career highlights and his estimated net worth.
How Much is Shohei Valued in 2021?
Ohtani's net worth is estimated to be $5 to $10 million in 2021. The Japanese pitcher's net worth has been growing at a considerable rate for the past few years. In 2020, it was estimated to be $4 million. According to USA Today, Ohtani had an estimated $3 million in 2018.
Ohtani started from NPB after high school and only signed with Angels (MLB) in 2017. Photo Source: OC Register
USA Today reported Ohtani is making $3 million per annum. His average salary is estimated to be $4,250,000. Shohei may not be raking megabucks, but experts opined he was still being paid a hefty amount, given his relatively rookie status in the MLB.
Previous to his career in MLB, Ohtani had also garnered bucks in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). In 2014, Ohtani was the 2nd player out of high school in NPB history, to reach 100 millionyen in salary. In December 2017, he signed a with the Angels for a $2.315 million bonus.
Ohtani was named the American League Rookie of the year in 2018. Photo Source: The Guardian
The two-year contract guaranteed him $8,500,000 and an annual average salary of $4,250,000. In his first year with the Angels, he became the second-fastest rookie to reach 20 home runs. Ohtani was named the American League Rookie of the year in November 2018.
Ohtani Agreed on a 2-year, $8.5 Million Contract with Angels!
On February 8, Ohtani agreed to a two-year $8.5 million contract with the Angels, avoiding arbitration. Both years guaranteed he will make $3 million in 2021 and $5.5 million in 2022. A source revealed that the Japanese pitcher had earned $259,259 in prorated pay from his $700,000 contract in 2020.
The Japanese pitcher will make a whopping $5.5 million in 2022. Photo Source: NFI
After the hefty deal was signed, news arrived that Ohtani had originally sought a $3.3 million for the upcoming season. The deal was finally sealed at $2.5 million. Ohtani recently became the first pitcher and first Japanese player to be elected to the 2021 Home Run Derby.
Angels general manager Perry Minasian says he expects Ohtani to play his best this season. “He’s ready to go. Mentally, physically, he’s definitely put in the work, and what’s pretty impressive is the amount of time and energy this guy puts into his craft." Perry told NBC Sports.
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