Will Oakland Athletics Japanese pitcher Shintaro Fujinami get attention in the trade market?
Fujinami, who signed a one-year contract for $3.25 million this year and joined Oakland and realized his dream of becoming a major leaguer, recorded 4 losses and an average ERA of 14.40 in his first 4 starts, shocking himself and many who watched him. Even with a fastball of 160 km, he did not show a sense of stability due to the serious difficulty in throwing the ball.토토사이트
After all, Fujinami, who was switched to the bullpen after 5 games, has been showing a different look lately. On the 5th (Korean time) against the Detroit Tigers, he blocked the bottom of the 9th inning with 3 strikeouts, 3 strikeouts, and 3 strikeouts perfect, supporting the team’s 1 run in the top of the 10th inning and ending with a 1-0 victory, winning the season 5th (7th loss). It is a relief victory for two consecutive games following the Chicago White Sox game on the 2nd.
Fujinami, who recorded the highest speed of 102.1 miles (about 164 km) on the 6th, recorded an average ERA of 3.45 with 17 strikeouts in 15⅔ innings in the last 15 games, and the fireballer’s strength, the ability to strike out, has greatly improved. Brendan Stepek, a data analyst, analyzed that “Fujinami has improved his pitching since June 5th by using more fastballs and reducing splitters and sliders.”
Carl Buschek of A’s Unleashed, a media specializing in the Auckland club, said, “Fujinami is a card that can be used for trade.” The 2nd of next month is the deadline for trade in the major leagues, and as of the 5th, the win rate is 25-63, 0.
Since Fujinami ranks 5th in the team’s annual salary in Auckland, a small market, Auckland can also reduce the salary burden. In the case of the fireballer mode, which has relieved all worries as it has recently, teams fighting for rankings may salivate. $3.25 million is not a huge burden for big market clubs. Fujinami has been in a different position for the first time in about two months, recording a scoreless run in four consecutive games.
Japanese sports media ‘Lonspo’ said on the 6th that “one of the worst pitchers in major league history” and “recruitment failure” was harshly criticized by the media and suffered a release crisis. was Although he is a high-paid player on the team, he is a cheap player for a team that is looking to improve their strength. Until the trade deadline, he will not be able to take his eyes off the movement surrounding Fujinami.”