Experts fortune-telling this season’s rookie battle, which player highly evaluated as “impression is unbelievable”? | Full-Count

Diaz, the guardian deity of Mets, “similar to many”

The pennant race will soon reach just half the “turning point”. The current situation of the rookie of the Central League and the Pacific League will be diagnosed with Toshihiro Noguchi, a baseball critic who has been active as a catcher for 21 years in four teams including Yakult and Nippon-Ham. (The results of each player are as of 21st)

In the Central League, the giant’s draft No. 1 and many pitchers have a strong presence in Pikaichi. For the first time in NPB history, he has achieved seven consecutive saves since his first professional pitching, and is the most 21 saves in the league along with Yakult McGough. He has an earned run average of 2.81. A unique style of throwing a fastball with a maximum speed of 159 km from a position between the sidearm and the three-quarter. Mr. Noguchi points out that “the opponent batter is having a hard time responding because there is no similar type of pitcher in NPB.” “When I saw the Mets’ (Edwin) Diaz pulling 102 miles (164 kilometers) from a similar arm position, I thought it looked a lot like a lot of people,” he compared to the major closer. ..

The rookie king qualification is given not only to rookie but also to players within 5 years from the first registration under control, up to the previous year, for batters within 60 at-bats and pitchers within 30 innings.

In the starting pitcher of Se, Hanshin and Junya Nishi in the third year have 3 wins and 2 losses, and the ERA is 3.38. There is. In the middle reliever, pitcher Atsuki Yuasa, who is in the 4th year, has 0 wins and 2 losses in 25 games, 17 holds in the league’s 1st place tie, and an earned run average of 1.93. In the second year, pitcher Naofumi Kizawa has marked 21 games, 4 wins, 1 loss, 2 holds, and an earned run average of 1.76.

Among the batters, Yakult Hideki Nagaoka infielder, who is in the third year, grabbed the short regular position and was the only qualified rookie of both leagues to clear the regular batter. With a batting average of .252 and 27 RBIs on two home runs, it is highly worthwhile to play in all 66 games with the team that is running alone at the top of the Central League.

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