J.P. (Springfield, IL): Thanks for chatting. According to your Best Tools section, Ohtani doesn't lead in any category. Is this true, or was this written before he signed?
Mike DiGiovanna: Was written well before Ohtani signed. I work for the LA Times, not Baseball America, so not familiar with their publication deadlines for the handbook. I know they scrambled to get Ohtani into the book at the last minute. Pretty sure Ohtani would have, at the very least, the “best fastball” and probably one of the best breaking pitches and best power hitter. Should be really interesting watching this kid in the major leagues this year. Mike