Shohei Ohtani in a Home Run Derby at Coors Field? Yes, Please!

Los Angeles Angels' two-way threat Shohei Ohtani was already 'Must Watch TV' this season, now he's confirmed his participation in the HR Derby in the rarified air of Colorado. This should be fun. 

Ohtani has been raking at the plate (and dealing on the mound) this season.  He has an OPS of .969, and trails only Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in American League HR with 21. On the mound, he has a 2.70 ERA with 73 strikeouts in 53 1/3 innings.

He will (not surprisingly) be the first pitcher ever to compete in the Derby. 

But this is not Ohtani's first HR Derby rodeo. Five years ago, he won one in the Japanese League, followed, naturally, by winning the All-Star Game MVP honors. 

So who's going to bet against that, this time around?  

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