Chunichi Dragons present Pedro Pablo Revilla: they hope he can hit many home runs

Cuban baseball player Pedro Pablo Revilla (23 years old) was officially presented this June 22 by the Dragones de Chunichi, of the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

In an official statement, the club reported on the incorporation of Revilla, top home run hitter in the 61st National Baseball Series in Cuba, as a “player in training.”

“Cuban, 23 years old. First baseman and right-handed catcher (registered as an infielder), height 175 cm, weight 100 kg. The number is 212”, were some of the details unveiled at a press conference.

The characteristic that stood out about Revilla was his “power”. “He hits a lot of home runs,” they wrote.

The director, Tatsunami, explained that they received “information that there was a batter in Cuba who could hit very long balls.”

“When I saw him in the video, I realized that he had a good swing and I wondered if he could somehow come to Japan. It all started there and here it is,” she said.

“I hope that he hits a lot of home runs and that he can quickly get used to Japanese baseball,” he added.

For his part, the Cuban baseball player made reference to his compatriots Guillermo García and Ariel Martínez. He expressed his desire to train well and contribute to the team’s victories.


When the reporter specializing in Cuban baseball, Francys Romero, ad the hiring of Revilla by the Japanese franchise, explained that “although the sources did not specify the amount of the contract, these have a value between $50,000 and $100,000 dollars (in addition to the 15-20% that the Federation earns) with a bonus in case for the player to be promoted to the first team”.

Meanwhile, Drian Bernal of Cuban ballrecalled that “the portentous slugger becomes the eighth Cuban that is part of the Nagoya franchise at its different levels in 2022.”

He joins Ariel Martinez, Roidel Martinez, Yariel Rodriguez, Dayan Viciedo, Frank Alvarez, Guillermo Garcia and Omar Linares.

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