Is there no place for ‘big leaguers’ in the WBC Japanese lineup?…’Best 9′ posted by famous commentators

There is a local forecast that there may be no place for major leaguer Las Nuthba (St. Louis) in the main lineup of the Japanese national team for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held in March. It also means that the faces of the players of the Japanese national team are splendid.

On the 8th, ‘SPORTIVA’, a Japanese sports website, introduced the ‘Best 9’ of the Japanese national team organized by Katsumi Hirosawa, a famous critic who is also a commentator for ‘Sports Nippon’.

Hirosawa has a history of living together with Japanese national team coach Hideki Kuriyama from 1985 to 1990 at Yakult, a Japanese professional baseball team. He reads director Kuriyama’s tendencies better than anyone else.

According to this , Genda Sosuke (Seibu) as the first hitter and shortstop and Yamada Tetsto (Yakult) as the second hitter and second baseman form the table setter. Starting with Shohei Otani (designated hitter) as the third batter, Munetaka Murakami (Yakult), third baseman, and Seiya Suzuki (Chicago Cubs), right fielder, fill the center batting line.

Hirokawa is followed by Masataka Yoshida (Boston) as the 6th hitter, Yamakawa Hodaka (save) or Kazuma Okamoto (Yomiuri) as the 7th first baseman, and Kensuke Kondo (Softbank) as the 8th center fielder. ), and the 9th catcher, Takuya Kai (Softbank), was recommended to join the lower batting order. 카지노

It is noteworthy that Japanese major leaguer Lars Nuthba was omitted from the lineup selected by Hirokawa. Nutba, an outfielder, is likely to play as a center fielder if included in the starting lineup for the Japanese national team. He is in a situation where he has to compete with Kensuke Kondo.

Last year, Nutba had a batting average of 0.228, 66 hits, 14 home runs and 40 RBIs with an OPS of 0.788. It seems that the fact that he is a player who works in the major leagues, but he was not a player with an overwhelming record, may make the Japanese bench worry. Kondo played for Nippon Ham until last year, when an injury prevented him from filling his regular at-bat, appearing in just 99 games. However, he posted a not bad performance with a batting average of 0.302, 98 hits, 8 homers, and an OPS of 0.879.

It seems that the Japanese bench will consider Kondo’s ‘sophistication’ and Nutba’s ‘punch power’ while examining the defense of the two players.

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