Last winter, the Boston Red Sox, which gave Masataka Yoshida (30) a 5-year-$90 million contract, will be quite satisfied with the results of this 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).

Yoshida recorded a batting average of 0.474, 2 homers, 13 RBIs, 5 runs, 9 hits, an on-base percentage of 0.571, and an OPS of 1.413 in a total of 6 games until the semifinals on the 21st (Korean time).

This is a record equal to Shohei Ohtani (29). Ohtani recorded a batting average of 0.450, 1 home run, 8 RBIs, an on-base percentage of 0.621, and an OPS of 1.421 in 6 games.온라인카지노

In particular, in the semifinal match against Mexico on the 21st, when Japan faced a major league pitcher for the first time, Yoshida made a big success with 3 hits, 3 RBIs and 1 run in 4 at-bats, including a home run.

Japan was drawn 0-3 until the 6th inning, but Yoshida tied the game with 3 runs in the 7th. If it hadn’t been for Yoshida’s home run, there wouldn’t have been Murakami Munekata’s walk-off double.

Boston plans to use Yoshida as their starting left fielder for the 2023 season. Attention is focusing on whether Yoshida will be able to meet Boston’s expectations following the momentum of the WBC.

Yoshida is one of the best hitters in Japanese professional baseball. During seven seasons in Japan, he recorded a batting average of 0.327, 133 home runs, 418 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of 0.421 OPS of 0.960.

He has a very good vision, accuracy of hitting, and power beyond a certain level. However, his short stature of 173 cm is considered his weakness.

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