This is why 117.8 billion’ will affect Yoshida’s performance on Lee Jung-hoo
As expected, Japan is the team that draws the most attention in the World Baseball Classic (WBC), where teams advancing to the semifinals are being revealed one after another.
The Japanese baseball team, 메이저사이트 which did not reach the championship in the last two tournaments after reaching the top of the 1st or 2nd tournament, has built the best power with the best star they gave birth to, Shohei Otani, and has a strong desire to regain the championship in this tournament.
Japan is boasting a stable power across pitches and strokes, but among them, there is a hitter worth paying attention to as much as Ohtani. It is Yoshida Masataka (Boston) who appeared in the major leagues from this season.
Despite his short height of 170cm, Yoshida is proudly placed in the center of Japan’s batting line and plays the role given to him very well.
In fact, Yoshida participated in 5 games in this tournament and recorded a batting average of 0.400 (6 hits in 15 at-bats), 1 home run and 10 RBIs. In particular, since he ranks first among all players in the RBI category, it is a part that shows how strong he was in scoring chances.
Yoshida, who joined Orix as the first pick in the 2015 rookie draft, took the position of the main outfielder in 2018 and has since emerged as a star representing Nippon Professional Baseball with steady performances.
When it comes to Yoshida, the first thing that immediately comes to mind is ‘Seonguan’. Yoshida’s ability to distinguish between balls and strikes is known to be the highest level among Japanese players, to the extent that his career on-base percentage reached 0.421 during his time in Japanese professional baseball.
30% batting average and slugging power, one of the indicators of an excellent hitter, ‘30% batting average – 40% on-base percentage – 50% slugging percentage’, has been recorded for 5 consecutive years since 2018. It served as a driving force in presenting large-scale contracts in dollars (evil 117.8 billion won).
There is someone who is closely watching Yoshida’s performance, and that is Lee Jung-hoo of Kiwoom, who has emerged as the best hitter in the KBO League.
Lee Jung-hoo is also a hitter whose greatest strength is a very precise batting ability and a great pioneering plan. Therefore, many baseball fans have praised Yoshida and Lee Jung-hoo for a few years, saying that they are similar types of hitters, and that they are resources to succeed in the big leagues.
Coincidentally, both players showed impressive performance in this WBC. Yoshida, who is still playing the tournament, leads the team in RBI, while Lee Jung-hoo recorded a batting average of 0.429 (6 hits in 14 at-bats) and 5 RBIs, clearly drawing attention from major league scouts.
Yoshida will prove his true worth in the major leagues, which will open immediately after the WBC tournament. If Yoshida’s outstanding pioneering skills and sophisticated hitting work well in the major leagues, the question mark on Lee Jung-hoo could turn into confidence.