The American media showed high expectations for Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish (37, San Diego), who showed outstanding skills last year.
On the 21st (Korean time), American media Fox Sports paid attention to the starting pitchers who will become free agents after the 2023 season, and presented a forecast for Darvish this season.
Last year, Darvish recorded an average ERA of 3.10 with 16 wins, 8 losses in 30 games, and 197 strikeouts in 194⅔ innings, playing an active role as San Diego’s ace both in name and reality. He ranked 8th in the National League Cy Young Award and marked the highest bWAR since Texas in 2013, when he ranked 2nd in the Cy Young Award with 4.4. bWAR is the contribution to victory compared to substitute players based on Baseball Reference, the American baseball statistical media. 온라인카지노
If you maintain your skills, it is evaluated that Max Scherzer (39, New York Mets) can make a 3-year, $130 million (approximately 160.5 billion won) free agent hit ahead of the 2022 season. Scherzer, like Darvish, also won a large-scale free agency contract this year with 15 wins, 4 losses and an average ERA of 2.46 in 30 games at the age of 36, dispelling concerns about his age. However, it is true that these cases are not common.
Fox Sports said, “It’s hard to predict what will happen to a player in his late 30s,” but predicted that “Darvish could win a contract of less than or equal to Scherzer’s contract with the New York Mets.”
The variable was the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held in March. Darvish, who expressed his intention to participate early, is considered one of the one-two punchers of the Japanese national team along with Ohtani Shohei (29, LA Angels).
Fox Sports pointed out that “if the number of pitches decreases or suffers an injury, the terms of Darvish’s contract will change considerably,” and “there is a stricter look at the skills and injuries of older pitchers.”