The L.A. Angels reaped a double dividend with Japanese pitcher Shohei Ohtani was named American League Rookie of the Year by the Major Baseball Writers of the year, He received 25 of 30 votes. Three Angels have won rookie of the year honors. They are Tim Salomon, Mike Trout and Shohei.. Check This.
. In 2018 Shohei Ohtani as the Angels designated hitter batted 285 with 21 doubles and 22 and 61 RBIs. On the mound he had a splitter that was the talk of the majors.