Yoshinobu Yamamoto will be the next Japanese baseball superstar to reach the Major Leagues.
In the Japanese Professional League (NPB), he just managed to throw his second game without a hit or a run (September 9), this milestone would have been done in front of scouts and executives from 12 MLB teams, including Brian Cashman of the Yankees.
Some specialists consider Yoshinobu Yamamoto the best Japanese pitcher of all time and the best option available since pitcher Masahiro Tanaka in 2014.
The ‘Bronx Bombers’ are emerging as the main destination for the 25-year-old samurai pitcher who will be available as a free agent next winter.
If his arrival with the Yankee ninth team were to take place, he would have a powerful rotation that would look as follows:
Gerrit ColeYoshinobu YamamotoCarlos RodónClarke SchmidtNéstor Cortés Jr.
According to insider Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the contract that Yamamoto would sign would reach 160 million dollars, exceeding the 155 million dollars that Masahiro Tanaka signed with the Yankees in exchange for seven years.
Some rumors suggest that it could be around up to 200 million for his signature in the MLB.
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