>> Two pitching wins, three home runs, and seven perfect innings in just his second start. And that was just Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani's first week in the baseball's major leagues. Reuters correspondent Rory Caroll has more.>> The biggest story in baseball, and perhaps across sports right now, is the 23 year old Shohei Ohtani.
He's thinking to become the first player in a hundred years who's brought the dominant pitcher and a power hitter. Few expect them to keep this toured pays up, but if he can, he'd be a runaway candidate of AL MVP and he could bring the angels back to the post seasons for the first time since 2014.
>> In two starts as a pitcher, he is two and zero. And at the plate, he hit home runs in three consecutive games. That's what's drawing comparisons to Yankee's legend, Babe Ruth. The last player to be a star pitcher as well as one of the great hitters in the history of the game.
And Ohtani is also turning into a financial star. His Tops rookie trading card is selling for a staggering $6,725, according to ESPN. Ohtani was drafted by the Angels in December of 2017, who paid $20 million to Japan's Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, just for a chance to negotiate with him.
>> Already a huge star in his native Japan, he came over to the United States and teams everywhere. Were bidding for him, he ultimately chose the Angels, and he actually had a disappointing Spring training and some weren't sure if he'd start for the Angels right away. The Angels fortunately, decided to give him the call and he has been sensational.
>> Ohtani's next start will be Sunday at the Kansas City Royals where he will try to keep his win streak and the growing legend alive.