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80-82, 4th in AL West
Did Ohtani deserve Rookie of the Year? (1:00)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani won't pitch until 2020, but he will hit full time in 2019, and it'll be fun to see what he can do with a full season of that. He had a .649 slugging percentage over the final two months, second-highest in the majors. As Mike Trout said in a statement, "The best is yet to come."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani, named AL Rookie of the Year, joined Babe Ruth as the only player in major league history to throw 50 innings and hit at least 20 home runs in the same season. Ruth had a 2.97 ERA and a 1.114 OPS in 1919. Ohtani had a 3.31 ERA and a .925 OPS in 2018. I don't think any of us have truly wrapped our heads around how amazing Ohtani was — while injured.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Shohei Ohtani's incredible two-way season ends with AL Rookie of the Year honors as the Angels pitcher/slugger downed a pair of Yankees teammates in Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres for the award. Ohtani received 25 of the 30 first-place votes.

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Ohtani tops Yanks duo for AL Rookie of the Year

Shohei Ohtani became the fourth Japanese-born player to win Rookie of the Year, as the Angels' two-way sensation beat out Yankees duo Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres for the American League award.

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25 players eligible for MLB arbitration as super 2s

Cincinnati outfielder Scott Schebler and Texas pitcher Matt Bush just missed the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility, while Chicago Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. and Toronto pitcher Joe Biagini earned the final spots.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout will probably lose the MVP to Mookie Betts, but he will still finish within the top three in voting six times in a span of seven seasons. Only two other players have ever done that, according to Elias — Yogi Berra and Albert Pujols.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

2018 MVP finalists — NL: Colorado's Nolan Arenado, Chicago's Javy Baez and Milwaukee's Christian Yelich. AL: Boston's Mookie Betts, Los Angeles' Mike Trout and Cleveland's Jose Ramirez. J.D. Martinez and Alex Bregman highlight the notable omissions in a very deep American League field.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The 2018 Rookie of the Year finalists have been announced with stacked trios in both leagues: NL finalists — Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña, Nationals outfielder Juan Soto and Dodgers starter Walker Buehler. AL finalists — Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani and Yankees infielders Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar. Winners will be announced Nov. 12.

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Ausmus ready to embrace analytics with Angels

Brad Ausmus says he feels better prepared for his second dugout job as manager of the Angels -- partly because he has a newfound appreciation for the role of analytics in the modern game.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.1519th
Quality Starts7918th
WHIP1.3219th
BAA.24815th
Runs72115th
Batting Average.24220th
On Base Percentage.31320th
Slugging Percentage.41312th