“Yoshida now looks to be the best free agent signing of the offseason”
Rave reviews are pouring in for Japanese left fielder Masataka Yoshida, 30, who has made a successful debut in the Major League Baseball this year.
MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, featured an article on Sunday (July 7) titled “Who is the most deserving All-Star for each team?”.
For the Boston Red Sox, Yoshida’s name came up. Yoshida was the talk of the town when he signed a five-year, $90 million contract with Boston before the season. At the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March, he batted fourth for Team Japan, leading the tournament in RBIs and helping Japan win the title.
The start was a shocker. At the start of the season, he had just one home run and a season batting average hovering around the 1s. But now, 먹튀검증 it’s a 180-degree turnaround. After hitting .354 with three home runs and 15 RBIs in May with a .410 on-base percentage and .552 slugging percentage, Yoshida continued his hot streak in June with a .333 batting average, .407 on-base percentage, and .458 slugging percentage with two home runs. For the season, he’s batting .319 with a .393 on-base percentage and .502 slugging percentage, along with seven home runs and 33 RBIs. Boston’s investment is proving to be a good one.
“Remember how we were worried about Yoshida just the first week of the season?” asked MLB.com, “Yoshida now looks to be the best free agent signing of the offseason.” It’s a testament to Yoshida’s stellar performance that he’s being hailed as the best free agent signing of the offseason, even though Boston spent nearly $120 million on him.
In the American League, the Toronto Blue Jays signed Bo Bissett, the Baltimore Orioles signed Adley Rutledge, the Tampa Bay Rays signed Wander Franco, the New York Yankees signed Aaron Judge, the Cleveland Indians signed Jose Ramirez, the Kansas City Royals signed Salvador Perez, and the Detroit Tigers signed Akil Badou, Byron Buxton for the Minnesota Twins, Luis Robert Jr. for the Chicago White Sox, Mike Trout for the Los Angeles Angels, Jordan Alvarez for the Houston Astros, Brent Rooker for the Oakland Athletics, Julio Rodriguez for the Seattle Mariners, and Marcus Semien for the Texas Rangers are among the All-Star worthy players.
In the National League, Ronaldo Acuna Jr. for the Atlanta Braves, Luis Arajuez for the Miami Marlins, Pete Alonso for the New York Mets, Lane Thomas for the Washington Nationals, Bryce Harper for the Philadelphia Phillies, and Wilson Contreras for the Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals for Nolan Gorman, Chicago Cubs for Dansby Swanson, Pittsburgh Pirates for Andrew McCutchen, Cincinnati Reds for T.J. Friedle, Arizona Diamondbacks for Corbin Carroll, Los Angeles Dodgers for Mookie Betts, San Francisco Giants for J. D. Davis, the San Diego Padres selected Juan Soto, and the Colorado Rockies selected Elias Diaz.