MLB: Yankees interested in pitcher who has won the Triple Crown twice in a row in Japan

Japan’s league, Nippon Professional Baseball, is probably the best baseball competition in the world behind only MLB, where there are players of great quality, unparalleled organization and an enormous level of play. However, there are players who seem to have more quality, when they make the jump from the NPB to the Major Leagues they do not give the width, but at the same time you can find a diamond in the rough, and it seems the Yankees are going for the latest Japanese gem.

According to Edwin Hernandez of Rokaru Baseball and the Tokyo Sports Web portal, the Yankees are eyeing 24-year-old Orix Buffaloes pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who just won the NPB Triple Crown in pitching by second year in a row, according to a rival scout who preferred to remain anonymous.

Yamamoto is the favorite to win the Pacific League MVP for the second year in a row and the Eiji Sawamura award, the equivalent of the Cy Young in Japan, having completed all the rubrics required by the award, throwing 193 innings with a 15-5 record. , 1.68 ERA and 205 strikeouts with a no-hitter included. The pitcher will be eligible to sign in MLB through the post system at the end of the 2023 season.

Yamamoto is expected to be called up with the Japan team to the 2023 World Classic and will most likely be one of their aces, along with Shohei Ohtani if ​​his participation is confirmed, having been part of the team that won gold at the last Tokyo Olympics. in 2021 and the Premier 12 in 2019.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie at Al Bat in early 2018 and am in my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I’m a fan of the San Francisco Giants, number one defender of Barry Bonds, and hater of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to have the World Series taken from them for their cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy football, flag football, basketball, and just about any other game that involves a ball or ball. I’m also an amateur musician, a penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the world capital of shrimp, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived for a while in Australia; I survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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MLB: Yankees interested in pitcher who has won the Triple Crown twice in a row in Japan