Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani said Tuesday he hopes to get the chance to face his high school alumnus Yusei Kikuchi should the left-handed pitcher strike a deal with a major league team.

"I think the teachers (at our school) are really looking forward to it. I'd like to show (that game) to them," Ohtani said at an annual press photo exhibition in Tokyo's Nihombashi shopping district.

Kikuchi, who was posted to the majors by the Seibu Lions earlier this month, has been thoroughly scouted by major league clubs since his days pitching for Iwate Prefecture's Hanamaki Higashi High School, from which he graduated the month before Ohtani entered as a freshman.