30/11/2022 1 Minute Read

Ohtani wins second consecutive Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award

The two-way phenom became just the second player after Hall of Famer David Ortiz to earn the award two consecutive times.

Shohei Ohtani became just the second player after Hall of Famer David Ortiz to win back-to-back Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Awards.

Ohtani appeared in 153 games as the DH for the Los Angeles Angels. He ranked first in hits (159), runs (90), total bases (302), triples (6), home runs (34), runs batted in (95) and walks (72). He posted a .273 batting average.

He hit 43 home runs but had less hits (122) during a 122-game campaign which led him to the 2021 Edgar Martinez award.

Ohtani is a left-handed hitter. During the 2022 season, he also started 28 games as a right-handed pitcher, posting a 15-9 record.

Ohtani represented Japan at the inaugural WBSC Premier12, starring as a pitcher. He recently committed to play for Samurai Japan at the World Baseball Classic 2023.

Ortiz represented the Dominican Republic in the inaugural World Baseball Classic. After winning back-to-back awards (2003-2004), he added three more from 2005 to 2007.