Watch: Shohei Ohtani hits reported 525-foot HR in batting practice
Shohei Ohtani continues to outdo himself.
During his batting practice session before Friday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Los Angeles Angels rookie sensation hit a home run off the right field video board at Angel Stadium that was estimated at a whopping 525 feet. Check out the footage, which was captured by Japanese outlet NHK News 7:
5/18 Shohei Ohtani Batting Practice
that hit the right field video board in the Angel Stadium! its projected to be around 525 ft. (reporter) height is unknown. It went almost to the top of that video board…
source: NHK news 7 pic.twitter.com/hKlxe9e99D
— Shohei (@shinjibvby) May 19, 2018
Though it was batting practice to be fair, nobody in the league has hit a ball 500 feet in a game since Giancarlo Stanton smoked a 504-foot home run in August 2016. As for Ohtani, who is up to .321 on the season with six homers and 17 RBIs to go along with his pitching exploits, the scary part is that this might not even be his most vulgar display of power in batting practice yet.