Uniform number 173. training player contract. By the way, he is 15 years old and he is of Dominican Republic nationality. It’s bound to be a hot topic.
On the 23rd, the Softbank Hawks of the Nippon Professional Baseball held a press conference on the joining of foster player Jose Ohsuna. He is 1m85-82kg and has excellent physique conditions. He is from the Dominican Republic, a ‘baseball powerhouse’, and it is evaluated that his potential is excellent. The Japanese media said that he was a prospect that major league clubs were paying attention to.
His primary position is an outfielder and can defend third base, and he also pitched until the age of 13. Oh Soo-na said she wanted to try ‘double swords’, a two-handed batting job, like Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels).
Softbank is the team with the best training system among the 12 Japanese professional baseball teams. From this year, it will operate up to 4th districts under 2nd and 3rd districts. It is also active in discovering and recruiting foreign prospects. Manage and nurture according to the mid- to long-term program. An official from the Softbank team said, “Foreign prospects will stimulate Japanese players and lead to an increase in power.”
No matter how young you are, you are too young. Oh Soo-na is the 6th Latin American prospect brought by Softbank. Their average age is 18.8 years old. Osuna decided to go to Japan on the recommendation of a senior from a local baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, who joined first. He said, “I wanted to grow up in a stable environment in Japan.” 메이저사이트
He is a distant relative of Marcel Osuna of the Atlanta Braves. He is a slugger who led the National League in home runs and RBIs in 2020. He says he encouraged him to pursue a good career in Japan.
“I want to break the record for the most home runs in Japanese professional baseball. I think there is a possibility if it is my potential.”
This is the goal that Oh Soo-na announced at the press conference. The record for the most home runs in Japanese professional baseball is 868 set by Sadaharu Oh (83), president of the Softbank club, who is the “legendary home run king.”
A high-ranking official of the club said, “I have a perfect body, contact, and long hitting power. I want Japan to become the world’s best player. In terms of Japanese, a player who can achieve a triple three (30% batting average, 30 homers, 30 stolen bases) like Koji Akiyama. I look forward to growing into it.”
Former Softbank coach Akiyama (61) hit 30 homers for 9 consecutive years as a hot-tempered player, and achieved ’30 (home run) -30 (steal base)’ three times. He hit 41 home runs in the 1987 season to become the home run champion, with 38 stolen bases. In 1991 he went 3/1 with -31 home runs and -31 stolen bases.
Judging from the fact that former manager Akiyama is also mentioned while recruiting players, it seems that the potential for growth is very high.