After winning the World Baseball Classic with Japan, Los Angeles Angels two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani has added to the growing list of accomplishments in his baseball career. By 2024, he could be one of the highest-paid MLB players ever.

Ohtani, age 28, is entering his final season with the Angels. He is under contract for $30 million this year, the highest figure ever for an arbitration-eligible player. However, this is expected to be his last season with the organization.

Shohei Ohtani stats 2022 (hitting): .273/.356/.519, 34 home runs, 95 RBI, 142 wRC+

A perennial MLB MVP candidate and in contention for the Cy Young Award, Ohtani has become the face of pro baseball. He will be a free agent this winter, becoming one of the most coveted players on the open market in baseball history.

While the free-agency frenzy is months away, a bidding war involving the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees could lead to the largest contract in professional sports.