Post deadline -4 days… ‘Rapid Rise of Auckland’, 162km Fireballer in Day, Where to Go
Where will Shintaro Fujinami go before he can enter the major leagues through the posting system? It looks like a two-game match between the Oakland Athletics and the Arizona Diamondbacks is taking place.
Japan’s ‘Nikkan Sports’ said on the 11th (Korean time), “It is known that the possibility of Shintaro Fujinami transferring to the Oakland Athletics is rapidly rising.” It seems that they are preparing for it.”
After last season, Fujinami challenged the major leagues through the posting system. The Hanshin Tigers, who had been stingy about challenging the major league stage through posting, also allowed their players to post for the first time since Kei Igawa.
Fujinami became famous as a ‘rival’ of ‘baseball genius’ Shohei Otani (LA Angels) in high school. Fujinami was selected by Hanshin in the first round of the 2012 rookie draft, and managed to win 35 games in the first three seasons of his debut. In particular, in the 2015 season, he had a career high season, recording 14 wins and 7 losses with an ERA of 2.40 in 28 games. 메이저놀이터
However, from the 2016 season, Fujinami started to fall. Fujinami has never won 10 games in seven seasons. During that period, Fujinami’s victories were only 22, and his performance declined noticeably. However, his performance began to improve, such as improving the chronic control problem at the end of last season, and he is looking forward to entering the major leagues.
How is Fujinami’s advance into the major leagues progressing? ‘Nikkan Sports’ said, “Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, etc. are in the final phase of the Fujinami recruitment battle,” and “Fujinami will soon move to the United States.”
According to ‘Nikkan Sports’, Fujinami’s most likely destination is Auckland, which has never been mentioned by name. The media pointed out, “There are experienced players such as Paul Blackburn and James Caprielian, but the starting rotation is not good.”