Japanese Baseball Orix approves MLB posting application for ‘Ace’ Yamamoto

Yamamoto, 70 wins, 29 losses, ERA 1.82 in 7 Japanese baseball seasons.

The Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese professional baseball team and the Japanese national baseball team’s ‘ace’ Yoshinobu Yamamoto (25) will officially challenge for the Major League Baseball (MLB) of the American professional baseball team.

After the Japan Series ended on the 5th, the Orix team allowed entry into the MLB through Yamamoto’s posting system (private competitive bidding).

Yamamoto is a right-handed pitcher who represents Japanese baseball in name and reality. 카지노사이트위키

He became the first pitcher in Japanese baseball history to win five crowns for two consecutive years in 2021 and 2022, and received the ‘Sawamura Award’, given to the best pitcher in Japanese baseball, for three consecutive years.

His regular season performance this year is 23 games, 16 wins, 6 losses, 164 innings, 167 strikeouts, and an ERA of 1.21.

Yamamoto, who started Game 1 of the Japan Series against the Hanshin Tigers and collapsed by allowing 7 runs in 5⅔ innings, came back in Game 6 and pitched a comeback pitching 9 innings, allowing 138 pitches, 9 hits, 14 strikeouts, and 1 run.

Orix, who had leveled the series record to 3 wins and 3 losses thanks to Yamamoto’s pitching, lost 1-7 to Hanshin in Game 7 on the 5th and finished in second place.

Yamamoto left a significant mark on the Japanese baseball team, including winning the 2019 Premier12 gold medal, the 2021 Tokyo Olympics gold medal, and the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) championship.

His overall record for 7 seasons in Japanese professional baseball is 70 wins, 29 losses, 897 innings, 932 strikeouts, and an ERA of 1.82.

Yamamoto is a pitcher with a fast ball that goes well over 150 km/h and an excellent splitter, and he also uses a cut fastball and curve at a high level.

Although he is small in stature, with a height of 178 cm and a weight of 80 kg, he has excellent flexibility and durability that rarely causes injuries.

Yamamoto is one of the ‘biggest fish’ in this year’s MLB Stove League.

When calculating the free agent rankings, MLB.com placed Shohei Ohtani in first place and Yamamoto in second place.

Like Yamamoto, Lee Jeong-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes), who is seeking to advance to the big league through posting, ranked 13th.