Shohei Ohtani Contract, Salary and Net Worth

Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani is a Japanese professional baseball player who now plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball.

He is a pitcher, designated hitter, and outfielder for the Angels. His nickname is “Shotime.” He most recently played in the United States as a former pitcher and outfielder with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in Japan.

In 2017, he recorded the fastest pitch thrown by a Japanese pitcher and the quickest pitch in the history of the NPB. The speed was 165 kilometres per hour.

Rob Manfred, the Commissioner of Huge League Baseball, publicly acknowledged that his 2021 season would have a “major influence on the sport” and that it would be “historically important.”

He was awarded the Rookie of the Year title in the American League (AL) in 2018, as well as the Most Valuable Player award in the AL in 2021.

Ohtani was born on July 5, 1994, in the prefecture of Iwate in Japan to parents Kayoko and Toru Otani, who were respectively amateur baseball players and professional badminton players. Ohtani himself is a badminton player.

He first picked up a baseball bat during the second year of elementary school, and by the time he was in the seventh grade, he had recorded 18 outs in a regional championship game, missing only one.

Ohtani was referred to as a “yaky shnen” in Japan, which is a term for a young person who lives, eats, and breathes baseball.

Shohei Ohtani Contract

Shohei Ohtani agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Angels that will pay him $8,500,000 over the course of two years and include a guarantee of the same amount.


He is paid an average of $4,250,000 each year. Ohtani will be paid $5,500,000 in base pay and an additional $5,500,000 in bonus in 2022.

Net Worth

Ohtani’s overall net worth is something in the neighborhood of $14 million.