The pitcher who received the 2020 National League Cy Young Award will throw in Nippon Professional Baseball this year. The fact that he came to Nippon Professional Baseball three years after winning the Cy Young Award means that this is not a normal situation.
When it became difficult to pitch in the major leagues due to sexual and domestic violence, he turned his attention to Japan. The Yokohama Baystars teamed up with right-hander Trevor Bauer (32). The contract was signed for a total of 400 million yen (approximately 4 billion won) for one year, including incentives. Bauer signed a three-year, $120 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to the 2021 season, but was released in January.
In his early 30s, he was a top pitcher in the major leagues. In his 2012 debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks, he won 10 or more games on five occasions. He appeared in 222 career games, going 83-69 with an earned run average of 3.79.
In 2020, which was shortened to 60 games per team due to Corona 19, he played 11 games as a member of the Cincinnati Reds and recorded 5 wins, 4 losses, an average ERA of 1.73, 100 strikeouts, and a WHIP of 0.79. That year, he ranked first in the National League in earned run average and second in strikeouts.
He was suspended last season and did not pitch.
At a press conference held in Yokohama on the 24th, Bauer said, “more than 200 strikeouts, Yokohama championship” is his goal this year메이저사이트. He said, “I played at the Tokyo Dome in 2009 when I was a college student, and I remember being surprised by the heat of the crowd.”
“I look forward to facing Murakami,” he said. Murakami Munetaka (23), who hit 56 home runs last year, belongs to the Yakult Swallows and Yokohama, both of which belong to the same Central League. Last year, Yokohama came second behind Yakult. Bauer said, “I picked number 96. I threw an average speed of 96 miles (about 154.5 km).
club is aggressive in Bauer marketing. The club announced that it would open the first personal fan club, the ‘Trevor Bauer Official Fan Club’. The
annual fee for the VIP course is 2.2 million yen (approximately 22 million won). It is said that there are benefits such as watching the game at Bauer and signing autographed gifts on Bauer’s pitching day. Bauer said, “I like to interact with the fans. I plan to eat and play catch.”