Japan’s Top Pitcher Will See If He Finally Signs For MLB

According to reports, one of the best throwers in japan it will be on the market for MLB teams when the 2022-2023 offseason kicks off and hot-stove season kicks off.

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported that Kodai Senga, a right-handed pitcher for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball“expected to consider MLB contract offers this winter”:

Senga, who is 1.83 meters tall and weighs 80 kilos, has been a top pitcher in Japan throughout his career. In his NPB career, he has a 2.62 ERA, 1,113 WHIP and 1,211 strikeouts in 1050.1 innings pitched, at a rate of over 10 strikeouts per nine innings. As Senga approaches 30, he shows no real signs of slowing down.

As of 2018, he is 55-30 with a 2.69 ERA, 1,138 WHIP and 780 strikeouts in 669 innings, a 10.5 K/9 rating. Beyond his talent, the 29-year-old Senga’s appeal to MLB teams is that there is no qualifying offer and, since he is a free agent, there will be no posting fee.

You can also read: Kodai Senga begs to be sold to MLB, settles for big raise

It’s always somewhat challenging to figure out how well Japan’s pitchers will adapt to Major League Baseball. There are plenty of stories of success and failure. But Senga It throws about 100 miles per hour and has a hard sinking forkball.. That kind of thing tends to work well no matter what league a pitcher is working in.

Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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