Logan Webb deems Ohtani the ‘most talented baseball player of all time’

Aug 8, 2023, 1:29 PM

Starter Logan Webb #62 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after getting designated hitter Shohei Oh...

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 7: Starter Logan Webb #62 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after getting designated hitter Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels to ground out in the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 7, 2023 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

On Monday night, Logan Webb may have only pitched just under six innings, but he was able to keep Angels star Shohei Ohtani from having an amazing night. And in today’s game, that’s a success in and of itself.

The Giants took game one in the three-game series in Los Angeles. After the Giants’ 8-3 win, the Rocklin native took some time to praise his opponent, calling him, “the most talented baseball player of all time.”

“That guy is one of a kind,” Webb said. “He almost killed me in the sixth inning with that ball up the middle… I didn’t see the ball, I heard the ball. That’s when you know it was close.”

Ohtani currently leads the league in home runs with 40 and is in the top five for runs batted in with 82.

“When you can keep him in the yard, I think it’s a good day, right,” Webb asked. “He’s a tough at-bat every time… There’s nothing really else I can say much about him other than he’s one of a kind, right? I’m happy he didn’t hit me in the face on that pitch, but also happy I didn’t give up three homers.”

Once this season comes to a close, Ohtani becomes a free agent. Is Logan Webb already starting his recruitment with some high praise of the two-way star?

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