Ohtani named AL’s starting DH for MLB All-Star Game

Mike Trout is a finalist for one of the final Outfield spots in the American League's lineup as well.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani was the American League’s leading vote getter in phase 1 of MLB All Star Voting, and as a result, he was rewarded in being named the first player to the Midsummer classic from the American League. Ohtani is already the frontrunner for the AL MVP as he leads the MLB in OPS (.993) and home runs (24) and is also hitting .292 at the plate. In the month of June alone Ohtani is hitting .363 with 9 homers, 20 RBI’s, and 15 walks and has taken the Angels to new heights. On the mound, Ohtani boasts an ERA of 3.13 and a WHIP of 1.04 with 117 strikeouts.

On a side note, Mike Trout is one of the finalists to start in the outfield for the American League. Trout is hitting .250 with 15 homers and an OPS of .824. The MLB All Star Game is in Seattle this year and will take place on July 11th