Make no mistake, Ohtani is a generational talent and that’s why he’s the most-wanted free agent in the sport. His all-around game is astounding because he can do everything well. One stat from the WBC shows how powerful he is. Ohtani recorded the hardest-hit ball of the tournament and the longest home run.
Meanwhile, many people thought that he deserved the AL MVP Award in 2022 instead of Aaron Judge. This is despite the latter breaking Roger Maris’s longstanding home run record. Franchises want Ohtani because they know that he is an elite player, the likes of which we may never see again (via Clutchpoints).