“It’s an amazing ball.” The starting shortstop also admired 433.2 billion aces, and the Dodgers’ first starting pitcher in his first year of debut

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yoshinobu Yamamoto (26) held his first bullpen session in spring training.라바카지노

Major League Baseball’s official media MLB.com said on the 10th (Korea time), “Walker Buehler and Yamamoto Yoshinobu officially held their first bullpen session. Buehler threw about 35 pitches, and Yamamoto threw about 20 to 25 pitches. Austin Barnes received the ball, and Gavin Lux watched Yamamoto’s ball at the plate.”

Yamamoto is a special ace who recorded 70 wins and 29 losses with an ERA of 1.82 922 strikeouts in 172 games (897 innings) in the Japanese professional baseball league. Last year, he recorded 16 wins and 6 losses with an ERA of 1.23 169 strikeouts in 23 games (164 innings), becoming the first player in the history of Japanese professional baseball to win four consecutive pitchers (multiple wins, ERA, strikeouts, and winning percentage) for the third consecutive year, while also winning the Sawamura Award and the Pacific League MVP award for the third consecutive year. He is the second Sawamura Award winner in his career since Masaiichi Kaneda (1956-1958), and the third MVP winner in his career since Ichiro Suzuki (1994-1996).

After finishing the Japanese Series as the runner-up last year, Yamamoto quickly became the biggest fish for an FA pitcher in the Major League. Many teams that wanted to beef up their pitchers started recruiting Yamamoto, but the ultimate winner became the Dodgers. Yamamoto signed a 12-year, 325 million-dollar contract with Dodgers, breaking the record for a pitcher in the Major League history by surpassing Garrett Cole (Yankees, 9 years, 324 million-dollar).

Yamamoto is expected to play as a starting pitcher this season as he joined the Dodgers through a historic contract. For the past few years, Buehler, who recorded 46 wins, 16 losses and an ERA of 3.02 in 115 games (638 ⅓ innings) in the Major League, has stayed as the ace for the Dodgers, but he underwent Tommy John surgery in August 2022 and only played one game last year. It is uncertain whether he will be able to join the roster for the opening game again this year. Naturally, Yamamoto is expected to be the ace.

MLB.com selected the new franchise stars for each of its 30 MLB clubs on Wednesday. “I’m not talking about Mike Trout of the Angels or Bryce Harper of Philadelphia. These are recognized veterans, well-known, and familiar players for a long time. What we mean by young players is players, who could theoretically lead a team for the next five years or more,” he said. “We set the criteria for this roster, including players under 25 years old, players who have long-term contracts, made their big league debut before 2024, and players who have not played much better in 2024.”

The Dodgers selected Yamamoto as a candidate for the future franchise star. MLB.com said, “A side effect of building a team’s strength to win the World Series is that it neglects the team’s youth. In other words, the Dodgers spent so much money on Yamamoto because he is still only 25 years old. And he can play as an ace today.”

Lux, the starting shortstop candidate who watched Yamamoto’s ball in person at bat, said, “This is a truly amazing ball.” The Yomiuri Shimbun, a Japanese media outlet, said, “Yamamoto threw 21 pitches in the presence of team leaders including Andrew Friedman, president of baseball management. He pitched various pitches including fastballs, two-seams, curves, cutters, and splitters.”

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