Japanese baseball players’ ‘first class ‘ wind is strong.
Shohei Ohtani (LA Dodgers), Yu Darvish (San Diego Padres), Seiya Suzuki (Chicago Cubs), Kenta Maeda (Minnesota Twins), and Yusei Kikuchi (Toronto Blue Jays) are making great strides in the major leagues. New York Mets), Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox), and Shintaro Fujinami (Oakland Athletics) joined. All 8 players are active in the big leagues.
However, after this season, more players were expected to aim for the MLB.
MLBTR (22nd) introduced up to 7 Japanese players in detail, saying that we should keep an eye on them.
The first player mentioned is pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix Buffaloes).
The 24-year-old right-hander stood out in 2019 with a 1.95 ERA.
Following this, he won the Sawamura Award in succession, corresponding to the video between 2021 and 2022, and was also selected as the Pacific League MVP. His ERA was 1.39 in 2021 and 1.68 in 2022.
He is rated one step above Senga and is compared to Masahiro Tanaka. He is also expected to be able to sign for a total of $200 million.
Next, Matsui Yuki (Rakuten Eagles) was introduced.
Matsui, a lefty pitcher, is 27 years old and will become a free agent after this season.
In addition, Shota Imana (Yokohama Baystars), Kona Takahashi (Seibu Lions), and Naoyuki Uwasawa (Orix Buffaloes) were introduced in turn. all pitchers
In addition, sluggers Munetaka Murakami (Yakult Swallows) and Rocky Sasaki (Chiba Lotte) are expected to challenge the major leagues in 2024-2025.스포츠토토
In addition to these, MLBTR mentioned eight Japanese players who are showing interest in the major leagues.
Meanwhile, in the case of Korea, Lee Jeong-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes) challenges the MLB with a post after this season. Ahn Woo-jin, who also belongs to Kiwoom, is expected to challenge the big leagues following Lee Jung-hoo.