Mike Trout: Shohei Ohtani has best power in the league
Mike Trout has seen Shohei Ohtani up close for over a year and believes strongly in his ability.
Trout is not participating in this year’s Home Run Derby during the All-Star Game festivities, but Ohtani has expressed interest in doing so. Trout believes Ohtani would win if he were to participate. Why? Trout believes Ohtani “has the best power in the league.”
Mike Trout on Shohei Ohtani’s chances if he were to do the Home Run Derby (Ohtani said he hasn’t been invited yet):
“He would probably win. He has the best power in the league.”
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) June 27, 2019
That’s a heck of a compliment, especially when you have guys like Bryce Harper, Josh Bell, Pete Alonso and Nomar Mazara regularly slugging 450-foot home runs.
Ohtani is helping to prove Trout right. He homered again on Thursday night, giving him 10 on the season and 32 in his first 148 games. He’s been hot in June and has seven home runs this month.