‘Otani Motivation’ in front of ML entry… Shall we reunite in the AL West?

Pitcher Shintaro Fujinami (29), a motive of Shohei Otani (29, LA Angels) in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) draft, is about to enter the major leagues.

On the 12th 메이저사이트, Major League representative Jeff Passan wrote on his personal SNS, “Fujinami has agreed to a one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics. He is expected to join the team’s starting lineup.”

Fujinami was noticed as a special talent along with Ohtani in high school. After joining the Hanshin Tigers in the 2012 draft, he stepped on the first team stage from the 2013 season.

From his first year in the first team, his outstanding performance continued. He appeared in 24 games and drew attention by recording 10 wins, 6 losses, an earned run average of 2.75 with 126 strikeouts in 137⅔ innings. Over the next 9 years, he recorded 57 wins, 54 losses, 994⅓ innings, an average ERA of 3.41 and 1011 strikeouts, challenging the big leagues.

“Major League Trade Rumors (MLBTR),” which reports the news of his transfer to the major leagues, said, “Fujinami has been sluggish recently and has not been able to find consistency, but he has been on the radar of major league scouts since high school. The wide Oakland home stadium and (starting rotation) competitor Considering that, it can be a reasonable choice.”

He added, “Fujinami is likely to support Cole Irvin (29) and Paul Blackburn (30) along with Drew Luchinski (35), who played a big role in the KBO League.”

It is known that Fujinami has left Auckland’s medical test for now. If no problems arise, her joining will be confirmed. The Angels and Oakland are in the American League West division. Many fans are paying attention to whether Fujinami and Ohtani, who drew a lot of attention as rivals and best friends, will face off.

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