Sport Shohei Ohtani ‘probably the best player in the world,’ Twins’ Logan Morrison says

15:50  14 may  2018
15:50  14 may  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Twins marvel, root for Shohei Ohtani , the Angels rookie designated hitter/pitcher. “I can imagine it,” Twins slugger Logan Morrison said , “because I’ve wanted to do it.” “Most major leaguers were — the best players pitch and play short” before focusing on their biggest strengths, he said .

The Minnesota Twins , who were informed earlier this week that they are out of contention to sign Shohei Ohtani , made the best of the mayhem by swiping two top-10 prospects from the Mariners and Angels, two The Most Interesting And Dominant Baseball Player In The World Plays In Japan.

Logan Morrison has seen a lot of talent throughout his eight-year career, but he's never seen anything quite like Shohei Ohtani.

While visiting the Angels on Sunday, the Twins first baseman had the opportunity to face the Japanese superstar and praised his performance after the game.

"He was really good," Morrison said, via MLB.com. "He's only 23 years old and is going to get better. I think he's doing something that nobody has probably ever done and it might be a long time before you see it again.

"There's another guy in that clubhouse who is a really good player, with what he does on the mound and with the bat, he's probably the best player in the world."

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Team Japan players Ryosuke Kikuchi, left, Shohei Ohtani and infielder Sho Nakata stand during a ceremony prior to their Vikings draftee ‘Big Mike’ Hughes says he plays a lot taller than 5-10. Batting a paltry .113 so far this season, Logan Morrison had his first multi-hit game with Minnesota.

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a baseball player wearing a red hat: Shohei Ohtani © (Getty Images) Shohei Ohtani

Morrison singled twice off the rookie, while Ohtani allowed just one earned run on three hits and 11 strikeouts in 6.1 innings as the Angels beat the Twins 2-1.

Ohtani is 3-1 with a 3.58 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. He's also hitting .348 with five home runs and 15 RBIs in 20 games.

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