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Regan's Rumblings: Playing Time Problems

David Regan

David Regan is a six-time Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner, including the 2015 Baseball Article of the Year.

Let's just say first off that I may be regretting parts of last week's column. My first headline stated that "Shohei Ohtani isn't a fantasy ace, nor is he an above-average DH." Let's look at the numbers:

Average MLB DH this year: .206/.301/.297, 22 AB/HR
Ohtani: .368/.400/.842, 6.3 AB/HR

How about on the mound?

Average MLB starting pitcher this year: 3.99 ERA, 8.3 K/9, 3.5 BB/9
Ohtani: 2.08 ERA, 12.5 K/9, 1.4 BB/9

I will say that the sample remains minute (two starts and 19 at-bats), but there is at least a possibility we're witnessing history ...

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