JapanScholars estimate that MLB Los AngelesangelJapanese star Shohei Ohtani will make an economic profit of about 50.4 billion yen (about US$340 million) this year. If Ohtani transfers to Los Angeles in 2024DodgeWill generate approximately 14 billion yen (about US$95 million) more economic benefits than the remaining angels.
Japan Mainichi Sports reported that Katsuhiro Miyamoto, an honorary professor at Kansai University in Japan, estimated that Ohtani, who became a free agent, would generate an economic profit of about 50.41 billion yen this year. If he remains with the Angels in 2024, the economic benefit will be approximately 50 billion yen. , not far from this year; But if the team moves to the Dodgers in 2024, it is expected to bring an economic benefit of about 64.368 billion yen.
Kansai University today announced the contents of Miyamoto’s calculations. Miyamoto said through the school that Ohtani has made huge economic gains because of his performances, such as being unanimously selected American League (AL) Most Valuable Player of the Year (MVP) twice this year and writing major league records.
Miyamoto said that if Ohtani transferred to the Dodgers in 2024, the economic benefit he would receive would be approximately 14 billion yen more than if he stayed with the Angels.
Kyodo News reported that Miyamoto estimated the economic profit made by Ohtani by adding up his annual salary, sponsor signing fees, the amount of consumption brought by the increase in stadium spectators, and the amount of merchandise sales in Japan.