Nippon-Ham agrees with new foreigner right arm Ponse Director Shinjo “I can go! My back is big” | Full-Count

A giant right arm with a height of 198 cm and a weight of 116 kg

Nippon-Ham announced on the 6th that it has agreed to a contract with pitcher Cody Ponce as a new foreign player next season. Ponce is the right arm who pitched in 15 games at Pirates this season. In 2019, when he was playing at 3A Indianapolis under the Pirates, he was elected to the US national team at the Off Premier12 and came to Japan. A giant with a height of 198 cm and a weight of 116 kg.

Tsuyoshi Shinjo, the new coach, said through the team, “You can go! This is interesting. The back is big. If you look at the straight growth, even Japanese people will catch it if you get used to it, but be aware of this cut ball well. If you throw it, it will be a messy weapon. It seems that the slider is also low and it seems to be tight. There are two seams, change-ups, curves and abundant types of balls. If you have the feeling of aggressively attacking the in-course, I’m just looking forward to it. After that, don’t just get injured. If you get injured, you’re a free person. You can expect it! ” And comment. It seems that he already has a firm grasp of the characteristics.

Ponce was promoted to the Major League Baseball for the first time in 2020 with the Pirates. He has pitched 20 games in total, 1 win and 7 losses, and an earned run average of 5.86 in two years until this season. Through the team, “I am very happy to have the opportunity to play in a wonderful team called Fighters, which has produced the world’s best players such as Otani and Darvish. I had a desire to come back. Next season, I will do my best to contribute to the victory of the team. “

[Watch the pitching video]Ponse throwing a 150km fastball at the Tokyo Dome at the 2019 Premier12



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