Miami Hurricanes baseball perfectly troll Shohei Ohtani free agency

Mar 21, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 21, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami Hurricanes baseball program perfectly trolled the free agency of Shohei Ohtani throughout their social media accounts on Friday. There has been a lot of speculation about where Ohtani is with theories running rampant throughout social media on his whereabouts. Ohtani jokes are writing themselves on social media.

The Miami Hurricanes baseball team jumping in on the fun showed a sense of humor and put them on the fans’ timeline about two months before their season starts. Ohtani went 0-12 with a walk and five strikeouts as the Marlins swept the Angels in Anaheim in May during the 2023 season.

Ohtani pitched six innings, allowing six hits, two runs, one earned, with three walks and 10 strikeouts getting a no-decision. In his career, Ohtani is 1-0 with a 0.69 earned run average, allowing eight hits and six walks with 20 strikeouts in 13 innings versus the Marlins who he has been more successful as a pitcher against.

Ohtani has a .148 batting average, a .233 on-base percentage and a .148 slugging percentage with no home runs, two RBIs and four stolen bases in seven games versus the Marlins. One of the greatest moments of Ohtani’s career came when he led Japan to the World Baseball Classic title at Loan Depot Park in March 2023.

Although extremely rare, Japanese players have played at American colleges. The top prospect in Japan Rintaro Sasaki is reportedly considering playing at Vanderbilt beginning with the 2024 season. The entire Miami Hurricanes baseball roster is made up of American players. Only one is not from the United States.

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Junior outfielder Edgardo Villegas who is from Puerto Rico is the only player on the Miami baseball team from outside the United States who would play for a different national team. Villegas is only one of eight Miami baseball players not from Florida and will be one of the key Hurricanes in 2024.