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Shohei Otani | Starting Pitcher

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/5/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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J.J. Cooper of Baseball America reports that Japanese right-hander Shohei Otani is unlikely to be posted this offseason.
There's been speculation that Otani could come over this offseason to take advantage of a very weak crop of free agent starters. However, he's just 22 years old and has played only four seasons in Japan, so if he's posted this offseason the team signing him would be subject to international bonus pool restrictions. Plus, a third of the league wouldn’t be eligible to go after Otani because they have exceeded their international bonus pools in the past two years. If Otani waits until next offseason to be posted, he'll be in line for a much bigger payday and more teams can bid on him. There will be a huge bidding war when Otani does come to the majors. By all accounts, the 22-year-old is a potential superstar as a pitcher and possibly even as a hitter. Nov 14 - 11:01 PM

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