I want to introduce three prospects to be a Major Leaguer to you.
Roki Sasaki already pitched a fastball with 101 mph when he was a high school player. Everyone knows that he threw a perfect game in April with 19 strikeouts which were the most in a game in the NPB history. In the next game, he also had perfect innings until the eighth frame. It was almost 2 perfect games in a row. It was Incredible.Although he is just 20 years old, he is already historical.
Kodai Senga joined the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks as a developmental player in 2010 who was not a player by an official draft. However, now he has become the highest-paid player as a pitcher in the NPB. He made his Japanese baseball dream come true. His forkball is nasty. It is called the Gohst fork, in Japanese, It is called OBAKE fork. He should throw it in the MLB. I expect he will try the MLB next season.
Yoshinobu Yamamoto played a key role as an Ace pitcher for the victory of the Orix Buffaloes in the Pacific League last season.He won main awards for a pitcher including Sawamura Award almost equal to Cy Young Award in the MLB. Former professional players say that his all types of pitches are the first-class balls. I’m looking forward to trying the Major League in the near future.
(NPB No.59 KAISPO No.1191)