23 Years Japanese Baseball Pitcher Shohei Ohtani's Professional Endeavors, His Salary and Net Worth

Jon Snow
Wed Jun,2018
23 Years Japanese Baseball Pitcher Shohei Ohtani's Professional Endeavors, His Salary and Net Worth Baseball

Shohei Ohtani, the Japanese professional baseballer, currently plays for the Los Angeles Angels in the MLB. The 23-year-old baseball pitcher and designated hitter, playing professionally since 2013, has pocketed a huge sum of money along with massive fame.


Currently, Ohtani is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of $3 million that is added every year with huge salary and bonuses. Curious to know more about his contracts and salary? Scroll down. 

Net Worth and Salary of Shohei Ohtani

Initially, Shohei Ohtani played for Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball's (NPB) Pacific League from 2013 to 2017. Currently, Ohtani plays for the Los Angeles Angels after signing a contract for a signing bonus of $2.315 million.

As of 2018, Shohei Ohtani's net worth is under review, but it is presumed to be $3 million. As for a fact, the baseball player has kept the details of his properties undisclosed.

Ohtani, currently playing for LA, earns the annual salary of $545,000 after his move from Fighters,  while his former team Fighters charged the posting fee of $20 million.

CAPTION: Shohei Ohtani SOURCE: Sporting News

Well, Shohei Ohtani signed with LA at the age of 23. Thus, his maximum earning limit is reported to be $3.5 million for the next 3 years, as per his contract signed on December 8, 2017.

As per the estimation of the league executives, if Ohtani had waited until the age of 25, he would have netted a guaranteed contract of about $200 million for 6 or 7 seasons.

The Los Angeles Angels highest paid players like Albert PujolsMike Trout, and Justin Upton earn the salary of $24 million, $24.083 million and $21.2 million respectively.

Let's know about his previous contracts as well.

Previous Contracts and Salary

 The first pick of the Fighters in the 2012 draft, Shohei Ohtani made his debut at the age of 18 on March 29, 2013. Initially, Shohei Ohtani contract paid him the annual salary of $17,000 (1,752,000 Yen). 

In July 2014, Mazda All-Star Game, Ohtani set a new record for the fastest official pitch thrown by a Japanese pitcher at 162 km/h (101 mph) and the jersey he wore was sold for $17,000 that made it the top-seller at the All-Star 2014 Charity Auction.

Also, with the Nippon-Ham Fighters, Shohei Ohtani officially recorded the fastest pitch in NPB history at 165 kilometers per hour (102.5 mph) breaking Marc Kroon's NPB record of 163 kilometers per hour later in 2016.

In December 2014, Shohei Ohtani became the 2nd player at the high school in NPB history to make $913,000 (100 million yen) as salary in the third year; the 1st one was Daisuke Matsuzaka in 2001.

Later, after the end of 2016 season, Ohtani moved to play in MLB with Los Angeles Angles.

Career Achievements of Shohei Ohtani

The 3-times NPB All-Star Shohei Ohtani initially played for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters from 2013 to 2016. While in the Fighters, Ohtani was named the 2015 Pacific League ERA leader and WBSC Player of the Year. 

Ohtani, who shared the 2015 Pacific League Battery Award with Shota Ono, made notable achievements in his last season (2016) with his former team:

  • Pacific League MVP
  •  Pacific League Pitcher Best Nine
  • Designated Hitter Best Nine
  • Japan Series champion
CAPTION: Shohei Ohtani receives Prime Minister trophy after winning  2016 Japanese Classic Championship SOURCE: The Japan Times

Likewise, after joining LA Angels of MLB in 2017, Ohtani finished his first season with the team recording the career stats in the average of 2.52 earned run average, 624  Strikeouts, 0.286 batting average, 296 hits, 48 home runs and 166 runs batted in (RBI).

Then in 2018, he became the AL Rookie of the Month in April 2018, and his career stats average till June 6, 2018, marks 3.10 earned run average, 61 Strikeouts, 0.289 batting average, 33 hits, 6 home runs and 20 runs batted in (RBI).

Let's see his home runs highlights.

Talking about Ohtani's International achievements, he was named on the 28-man roster for the Japan National Baseball Team of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, however, was pulled off due to an ankle injury.

Let's wish him best for further.