He has tremendous talent”.
The Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball showed a deep interest in Yoshinobu Yamamoto (24. Orix Buffaloes), who is considered the best pitcher in Japan.
Dodgers President Andrew Friedman 토토사이트 visited the Japanese team’s training camp for the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which started on the 17th. Three people involved in the organizing department, including a scout, were accompanied. It was interpreted as a move to write a scouting report.
‘Daily Sports’ said that if he showed sincerity enough to find a camp from the first day of training, not a match, he showed interest in Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Munetaka Murakami, and Rocky Sasaki.
Yamamoto is the best pitcher in NPB. He won the Sawamura Award for the second year in a row along with four pitcher crowns. He has the ability to use breaking balls, such as fastballs of up to 159 km, precise control and high-speed forks. After the 2023 season, he will challenge the major leagues. A number of clubs have already shown interest and are predicting large-scale contracts.
Murakami (23. Yakult Swallows) hit 56 home runs, the most by a Japanese player. Sasaki (22. Chiba Lotte Marines) achieved a perfect game by throwing a 164km ball last year. It’s not right now, but it’s likely to advance to the major leagues in the future.
President Friedman said that he couldn’t name a specific player, but praised him as “Yamamoto is a player with tremendous talent,” and evaluated Sasaki as “young and full of talent.” Regarding Murakami, “Scouts have been keeping an eye on Murakami for several years. There are reports that the third base defense is improving.”
The Dodgers have recruited many Japanese ace pitchers, such as Hideo Nomo, Hiroki Kuroda, and Kenta Maeda. If you see the direct boss looking for camp, it seems that you put Yamamoto at the top of the recruitment candidates.