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Fans in the seats or no fans in the seats, cardboard fans or digital fans, I don't care anymore.The universal DH, no DH or whatever other weirdne s Rob Manfred wants to trot out there, I just don't care anymore.Outlaw the shift or make it mandatory. Throw a rover in the outfield if you have to. Allow the batter to call for a high or low pitch - which actually was a thing in 1886 - if that's what gets you through the night. Just give me a full slate of games six nights a week with a matinee on Sunday.If it's safe to play ball, let's please play ball. I'll take it any which way you can conjure, MLB, and I won't complain. Promise.Look, while the momentum for a 2020 season of some Semyon Varlamov Jersey sort is plain as day, with plans moving forward as we speak, it is far from a sure thing. If I had to lay odds on an 82-game campaign actually going start to finish, I'd put it at 60/40 against.But that doesn't mean I'm not rooting for it. I am. And as long as the prospect of a Dodgers Opening Day roster exists, I want to be on record with a prediction.Caveats: We don't know that the league will decide on a 30-man roster,but there has been some talk of it - and since Blake Comeau Jersey - for the purposes of this exercise, let's go with 30. A taxi squad of another 10 to 20 men is a fair a sumption as well. We'll cro s that bridge when we get to it.We can't predict injury or illne s this far out, so let's keep a good thought and presume full health for the entire Los Angeles organization. Players, coaches, trainers, support staff, front office, e sential venue workers, etc. And the same for the other 29 teams. Yes, that includes Houston.Let's also stipulate that the freeze on trades will be lifted during a second Spring Training and that it's po sible that Patrick Roy Jersey some of the players listed below will be dealt. A number of 40-man additions and subtractions should be expected too.OK, here we go:Starting pitchers (5): Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw, David Price, Julio Urias and Alex Wood.Bullpen (10): Pedro Baez, Caleb Ferguson, Tony Gonsolin, Brusdar Graterol, Kenley Jansen,Joe Kelly, Adam Kolarek, Dustin May,Ro s Stripling andBlake Treinen.Scroll to ContinueThe po sibility of Scott Alexander instead of Adam Kolarek exists. Neither option is particularly exciting. I don't expect Jimmy Nelson to be willing and able, but I suppose it's a physical po sibility.Regulars (8):(versus right-hand pitchers): Mookie Betts, Justin Turner, Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy, Joc Pederson, Corey Seager, Gavin Lux and Will Smith. And that is a eight.Bench (7): Austin Barnes, Matt Beaty, Kik Hernandez, Ru sell Martin, A.J. Pollock, Edwin Rios, Chris Taylor.I'm going out on a limb re Martin. It's the simplest transaction imaginable. And likely a rather inexpensive one. More on .Rocky Gale? Please.We wouldn't see Keibert Ruiz start the season with the big club under normal circumstances, but with the chances of a minor league season diminishing as we speak,don't be surprised if that's what ends up happening. The switch-hitting Ruiz would balance out the bench, left and right.DH: Prepare yourself, National League Colorado Avalanche Jersey fans, because it's happening. And you'll live.A designated hitter in the NL means fewer pinch hitters. And fewer bunts (hallelujah!) It means more at bats for guys who aren't known for their defense, such as Beaty and Rios, both of whom were on the 26-man roster bubble prior to the shutdown.I'm especially intrigued by Rios, who is a real-deal stick. He hit .270/.340/.575, with 31 home runs and 91 RBIs in what I believe were his final 393 minor league at bats at Oklahoma City last year, he hit .277/.393/.617 with four homers and 18 RBIs in 47 L.A. at bats and was at .296/.367/.444, with one and six in exhibition action prior to the shutdown.The lefty-swinging Rios hit .275/.396/.650 with all of his homers and RBIs in 40 big league at bats versus right-hand pitchers in 2019, and hit .269/.342/.593, with 25 and 72 in 297 at bats vs. RHP at OKC. The guy rakes.So there you have it. The Dodgers 30-man roster. Do not buy into the crap you're hearing about a shorter schedule reducing the club's chances in 2020. There is no better Calvin Pickard Jersey 30-man roster in baseball. And certainly not in any incarnation of an MLB West. Astros schmastros!And remember, glove conquers all. .
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Things were tense at American Family Field as the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs headed into extra innings with the score tied 2-2.Both teams scored a run in the ninth inning, with the Brewers tying things up in the bottom half to send the game to the 10th. In the 10th, Milwaukee Spencer Hawes Jersey was able to hold Chicago scorele s, leading to them having a walk-off opportunity with the game still tied in the bottom of the 10th.Cubs reliever Scott Effro s allowed a runner on, Chris Copeland Jersey but had gotten two outs in the inning as Brewers catcher Victor Caratini stepped up to the plate, having gone 0-for-4 on the day with four strikeouts.Things quickly changed for both him and Milwaukee as Caratini hit his second-career walk-off homer, a Khris Middleton Jersey three-run shot to center field as the Brewers won, 5-2.Caratini's other walk-off occurred last year as a member of the San Diego Padres and was one of the more memorable moments of the 2021 MLB season in full.He's currently in the midst of his best offensive season to date, hitting .245 with a career-high .368 OBP, .464 slugging and .832 OPS. Caratini has seven home runs and 17 RBI in 38 games for Milwaukee and Milwaukee Bucks Jersey an OPS+ near 130.It was a big win for the Brewers, who just split a four-game weekend set against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh over the weekend.The Brewers currently sit 2.5 games up on the St Thon Maker Jersey . Louis Cardinals for the NL Central division lead. Additionally, the Brewers and Cubs have already played 11 games this year and the win now gives them a 6-5 lead in the season series.
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For the second season in a row, Texas Rangers prospect Sam Huff has hit a home run estimated at 500 feet. Huffs home run on Wednesday in Round Rocks afternoon game against Albuquerque went to the alley in left-center Oscar Robertson Jersey field and flew right into the large scoreboard. In fact, the ball nearly hit the display of Huffs face Mirza Teletovic Jersey , which was showing on the scoreboard during his at-bat. Trackman estimated Huffs home run at 500 feet. He finished the day 2-for-3 with one RBI and a run scored, thanks to the home run. Sam HuffChris WoodwardLeody TaverasHuff is used to . Last season alone, he hit a 511-foot home run during a rehab stint in Arizona. Then, when he arrived at Double-A Frisco, he hit a Vin Baker Jersey 495-foot shot on July 14 and then a 502-foot shot on Aug. 2. The former seventh-round pick in 2016 may be knocking on the door of a call-up at some point this season. MLB.com rates Huff as the Rangers No. 11 prospect in the farm system, and he can play both catcher and first base.Scroll to ContinueMarcus SemienChris YoungJonah HeimHe already has a handful of Major League at-bats, thanks to a few games with the Rangers Thon Maker Jersey during the COVID-19 shortened 2020 season. Playing with the Triple-A Expre s, Huff is hitting Jason Terry Jersey .261 with three home runs and seven RBI. Wednesday was his third multi-hit game of the season. On April 8 against El Paso, Huff had three hits in four plate appearances, including a home run, while driving in three runs. He then had two hits against Sugar Land on April 12.
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The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners announced their starting lineups Saturday afternoon for game three of Laurie Boschman Jersey the American League Division Series at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, set to start at 4:07 p.m. ET.The Astros lead the series 2-0 and have a chance to clinch their sixth straight American League Championship Series appearance Saturday.Here's how the Astros will line up, including 2022 regular season slash lines and pitching stats:1) 2B Jose Altuve .300/.387/.9202) SS Jeremy Pena .253/.289/.7153) LF Yordan Alvarez .306/.406/1.0194) 3B Alex Bregman .259/.366/.8205) RF Bryan Little Jersey Kyle Tucker .257/.330/.8086) 1B Yuli Gurriel .242/.288/.6487) DH Trey Mancini .176/.258/.6228) CF Chas McCormick .245/.332/.7399) C Martin Maldonado .186/.248/.600P Lance McCullers Jr. (4-2, 2.27 ERA)Here's how the Mariners will line up (including 2022 Teemu Selanne Jersey regular season slash lines and pitching stats):1) CF Julio Rodriguez .284/.345/.8542) 1B Ty France .274/.338/.7913) 3B Eugenio Suarez .236/.332/.7914)C Cal Raleigh .211/.284/.7735) RF Mitch Haniger .246/.308/.7376) DH Carlos Santana .192/.293/.6937)2B Adam Frazier Connor Hellebuyck Jersey .238/.301/.6128)LF Jarred Kelenic .141/.221/.5349) SS J.P. Crawford .243/.339/.675P George Kirby (8-5, 3.39 ERA)The Mariners need a win in order to keep their season alive. If the Mariners win Saturday, they will force a game four in Seattle for Sunday.Check out !Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show on: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Available Mark Scheifele Jersey wherever podcasts are found.
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Coming out of spring training, the never intended on hitting Kyle Schwarber in the leadoff spot.It just sort of happened.Though it wasnt perfect, Schwarber remained there largely because the Phillies werent filled with other options.Could the Phillies have inserted Jean Segura or Bryson Stott in the No. 1 position? Sure.They largely stuck with Schwarber and it worked for the most part.Schwarber ripped a National League-leading 46 home runs and added career-highs in runs Tyler Myers Jersey scored (100) and RBI (94). He contributed 21 doubles, three triples and a Ben Chiarot Jersey career-high 10 stolen bases. Schwarber never posted more than four stolen bases in any other season.Add in Schwarbers leadership and he was quite valuable.He still is.But when the 2023 regular season starts, it would be wise to drop Schwarber down in the order. Let him have the ability to drive in runs more often with runners on base.Its hard to predict who should hit leadoff since the roster is far from tweaked.Scroll to ContinueWhether Schwarber Keith Tkachuk Jersey hits No. 3, 4, 5, 6 or wherever, hell continue to make an impact. That much is a given.Hes done it in a lot of different places, and when that usually happens, that tends to not be an accident, Rhys Hoskins said during the National League Championship Series. Some guys just have that knack. They know what it takes to win. They know how to bring guys together, which I think has probably been some of the most important stuff hes done in a Phillies Ondrej Pavelec Jersey uniform.Schwarber was equally admired at every other stop with the Washington Nationals, and Boston Red Sox.Hes very outgoing and very honest with people, Phillies manager Rob Thomson said. He jokes around about himself a lot which makes people feel comfortable to approach him. He helps the veterans, he helps the kids. And he goes through slumps, too, or periods of time when hes not swinging the bat particularly well. Even though hes trying to fix his own stuff, hes still trying to help other people. Thats a great sign of a great teammate.If Thomson opts to place Schwarber in the leadoff Jansen Harkins Jersey role again, hell do fine.Thats not the point.The Phillies lineup will ultimately be much more dominant if they can drop Schwarber down.Those mammoth home run blasts will be even more impre sive with runners consistently on base.More From SI's Inside The Phillies:
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Jose Ramirez made his desire to the Guardians very clear.He articulated to team president of baseball operations Luol Deng Jersey Chris Antonetti that he wanted to play his entire career here in Cleveland, he wants to play well enough that his jersey would be retired here, he wants to win a World Series here and he wants to go to Cooperstown with the Block C on his cap.Wow.In a day and age where loyalty in sports is e sentially Larry Nance Jersey non-existent, that has to be the most refreshing thing we've heard in a long, long time.Cleveland fans are loyal and pa sionate. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Jersey They've been the butt-end of jokes from the national media for ions. That makes today feel that much more incredible - our homegrown superstar to be here and was willing to take le s money than he probably could have gotten elsewhere to make it happen.Ramirez, Antonetti, team owner Paul Dolan, Terry Francona and Ramirez's interpreterAgustin Rivero spoke publicly today at a news conference held at Progre sive Field. You can watch the pre s conference below.Please and hit the notification bell so you Wilt Chamberlain Jersey never mi s a daily episode! You can also follow our social media channels on @CBIonSI.-----Scroll to ContinueYou may also like:-----Be sure to stay locked into Cleveland Baseball Insider all Los Angeles Lakers Jersey the time!Follow Brendan on Twitter: Follow Cleveland Baseball Insider on Twitter: !
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The Mets' series opener against the Red Sox Julius Randle Jersey at Fenway Park started off better than it ended on Tuesday night.New York initially jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but that wasn't enough to contain the Red Sox high-powered offense.After Marcus Stroman gave up a run in the bottom of the fourth, the Red Sox bats jumped all over him for three-runs on two home runs to grab a 4-2 lead in the following inning.For Stroman, the two homers he allowed to Kike Hernandez and Xander Bogaerts were the first long balls he has surrendered since August 17 against the San Francisco Giants.Although Stroman wasn't terrible, he was also not his usual dominant self in this outing, finishing with four-runs allowed on seven hits acro s five innings.And for the first time all season, Stroman's ERA is now up to 3.00. Stroman, whose record dropped to 9-13, has been the Mets' most consistent starter all year, but after having seven days of rest in between starts, he admitted that his mechanics were off tonight."Didn't make pitches when I needed to," said Stroman. "Mechanically I was a little off today. Anytime you are throwing seven days it's hard to lock it in mechanically. That's kind of been tough my whole career." After seven days of rest It's hard to have your mechanics exactly where they need to Magic Johnson Jersey be, so I just think my mechanics were a little off throughout the day, over the five days," said Stroman. "They were great at times and they were terrible at other times, so it's just a matter of knowing that and focusing on my mechanics and everything I need to do before my Nick Van Exel Jersey next start."While Stroman was le s than superb, the Mets' offense wasted two prime scoring chances in this contest as well.The Mets loaded the bases with nobody out against an erratic Eduardo Rodriguez in the top of the fourth. But they were only able to scratch acro s two-runs, as third base coach Gary DiSarcina sent Pete Alonso home from second on a Michael Conforto single, which scored Javier Bez, but saw Alonso get gunned down at the plate on a play that wasn't even close.Scroll to ContinueInstead of scoring a run and still having the bases loaded with no outs, to set up a big inning, the Mets had first-and-second with one out and did not score another run.Afterwards, DiSarcina was seen punching the wall in the Fenway dugout out of frustration, following his poor decision.In the top of the fifth, a Brandon Nimmo single and a Francisco Lindor double set up second-and-third situation for the Mets with one-out against Rodriguez.Red Sox manager Alex Cora then brought in Ryan Brasier to try to get out of the jam. And that's exactly what he did, striking out Bez and getting Alonso to ground out, which left the Mets with nothing to show for it.After Miguel Castro got the first two-outs in the bottom of the James Worthy Jersey sixth, he hit a batter and i sued a walk. This saw manager Luis Rojas bring in lefty Brand Hand to face left-handed batter Kyle Schwarber.Hand walked Schwarber to load the bases and then gave up a two-run single to Xander Bogaerts, which extended the 'Sox lead to 6-2.The Mets got one back in the top of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Jersey the eighth on Alonso's laser home run over the green monster, which was his 34th long ball of the year.However, that's all the Mets would get, as they fell by a score of 6-3. New York is now 73-78 on the season and have lost six of their last seven games.With 11 games left to play in the regular season, the Mets could be seven back in the NL East barring the result of the Braves-Diamondbacks game.Following their latest lo s, Alonso acknowledged the reality that making the playoffs is unlikely at this point."Yes, it's unlikely. That's just the facts," said Alonso. "We haven't played up to our potential and as unfortunate as that is, we still have to finish the season strong."
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The Boston Red Sox farm system appears to make organizational history on a regular basis at this point.The organization's according to MLB Jean-Francois Jacques Jersey Pipeline, Chris Murphy, decided to make the fourth inning of his most recent start .As noted in the video above, Murphy to sed an immaculate inning against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Friday night. He finished his six-inning Nail Yakupov Jersey outing with four runs allowed (two earned) along with six hits, a pair of walks and eight strikeouts.The southpaw dominated earlier in the year with the Double-A Portland Zack Kassian Jersey Sea Dogs (2.58 ERA, 91-to-31 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 76 2/3 innings) but has struggled since his promotion to Triple-A Worcester. He's logged a 5.62 ERA in 57 2/3 Jesse Puljujarvi Jersey innings for the WooSox with a much le s impre sive 45-to-35 strikeout-to-walk ratio.Scroll to ContinueStill, his eight strikeout night could be a positive sign for the 24-year-old southpaw.The achievement comes just one day prior to middle infield prospect David Hamilton with 65.The has had a lot to celebrate as Leon Draisaitl Jersey of late.Follow along with the newest edition of the Sports Illustrated umbrella and .
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When you grow up the son of a big league baseball player, you probably feel like you have some pretty big shoes to fill. But Delino DeShieldswasn't one to shy away from testing the footwear of others."I used to walk around with Mark McGwire'sshoes when I was little," DeShields said. "His size 17 shoe."No big deal. In fact, the players DeShields used to "bother" around the clubhouse during his father's playing days is a who's who of former MLB stars, a list of which any name-dropper would be jealous.Sammy for sure --Sammy Sosa," DeShields said. "Matt Stairs was one of those guys that I really liked.Kerry Wood, Mark Prior, those are pitchers, but its still baseball at the end of the day. Cal Ripken, Albert Belle. Yeah, a lot of those guys."Those are some talented shoes Benoit Pouliot Jersey .But DeShields and his father, Delino DeShields Sr., who played for the Expos, Dodgers, Cardinals, Orioles and Cubs, also share a bond that extends beyond both wearing big-league cleats. Both have been traded in their career for some pretty spectacular pitchers.My dad got traded for Pedro Martinez a long time ago," DeShields said. "That was a guy that was a future Hall-of-Famer."Pedro Martinez for father in 1993.Corey Kluber for sonprior to 2020.DeShields, who joined the Indians this winter after spending five seasons with the Rangers, got his first introduction to Cleveland post Kluber trade this past weekend at TribeFest. Greeted by thousands of new fans and several new teammates, he took an opportunity to reflect on some advice from his father, a 13-year MLB vet."One thing my dad always told me is that youre playing for 29 other teams," DeShields said. "(He said) Ben Scrivens Jersey not to get too comfortable because in a split second, you could be traded. But as long as you got a jersey on, you got a chance. As long as Im playing baseball, Im good."DeShields, 27, has been one of since his debut and regularly rates as an above-average defender in the outfield. He has been worth a total of 22 defensive runs saved over the past three years, and he's also generated 24 outs above average, per , over the past two seasons. It's that speed and defensive ability that has made him a target of the Indians over the previous few years.On the other hand, a lack of real power has always limited his offensive ceiling, having never finished with a run-creation rate higher than 5 percent below average. Last year, he slashed .249/.325/.347 with 24 steals in 408 plate appearances, and the projections at FanGraphs (72 wRC+) don't see much changing this year.Time well tell just how much of a role he'll play with the Indians (or how well he'll play it) this upcoming season, but before starting to answer those questions this spring, DeShields, sporting a feather in his cap -- literally -- answered a different set of inquiries in his first public meeting with reporters in Cleveland.Here was his exchange with the media this past weekend (questions have been edited and re-ordered for clarity).What's the story behind the hat?I try to come with a little every now and then. The hat was made by . He's out of Dallas. It was a custom made hat. He's very detailed and very talented. We've been doing some collaborations over the past several years. I don't plan on that stopping anytime soon.Scroll to ContinueWhat did the guys say about the hat?Oh, they all liked it. It's different ( ). But they all enjoyed it.What wasyour reaction to being traded to Cleveland?Honestly, during the offseason you have a little more time to proce s it. Never been traded. I know in the middle of the season you just have to pack your stuff and go. So, yeah, you definitely have to kind of I dont know, for me, I wasnt expecting to get traded. It kind of came out of nowhere. But the fact that they see value in me and they traded for me and (Emmanuel) Clase for a two-time Cy Young winner, they see that we can help the team win in the future. That means a lot and Im Adam Larsson Jersey excited to be here.Were you able to proce s it as it happened?I went from being on a real high from seeing that we had acquired Corey Kluber or that the Rangers did and I had a couple phone calls from my agent and the GM there. I knew I was a part of (the deal). I went from being on a high to kind of a low. At the time it seemed like a low because I wasnt expecting it and I had never been traded before. But after a couple days of really proce sing it and talking to my dad, you know, this is a really good opportunity for me. It got Patrick Maroon Jersey me pretty hyped and excited about being here and making a run for a World Series.How has being the son of a former big leaguer helped you?I grew up in the clubhouse. Probably not as much as I wouldve liked growing up, but I was always busy playing summer ball. But every chance I could, I would always go see him play. And it wasnt just him. He played with a lot of great players and they probably thought I was annoying because I would constantly ask questions. I just wanted to be where they were at. Obviously, growing up and him just being a phone call away if I needed advice or anything was very beneficial. When he stopped playing, he actually coached me for a little bit. It was something I didnt take for granted growing up and he definitely helped me get to where Im at right now.Have you been able to talk to Terry Francona?He just said they were excited to have me and that they had been wanting to acquire me for a long time. The situation just kind of worked out and that well talk a little bit more. But he just wanted me to proce s the trade and just wanted to say hello and introduce himself. Ive heard great things about Tito. Hes obviously a really good manager and I think Im going to really enjoy playing for him.Where do you prefer to play in the outfield?As long as Im in there, Im good. It doesnt really matter. Ideally, I would like to play center. They want me to play a little bit of left. Ive never played right field before. But just wherever. Im OK with that.Did you like playing in the Texas heat? Or are you happy to escape that a little bit?You know, Im from Atlanta so the heat is really not a big deal to me. But its baseball. Its the big leagues. It doesnt really matter if its hot or cold. I love the game of baseball. I love playing. So, Im just Mark Messier Jersey really excited to get on the field. Honestly, I dont like turf, so Im actually kind of excited to not be playing on turf for 80 games. I love the smell of natural gra s and playing in the sunlight, so Im excited about that.
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The next starting left fielder might be on the verge of hitting free agency. The Orix Buffaloes will be posting outfielder Masataka Yoshida, according to a by Yahoo Japan. Per the report, Ish Smith Jersey the Yankees, Blue Jays, and Mariners are interested. With that said, a quick look at Yoshida's statistics makes it easy to envision the Giants getting involved.Yoshida has spent his entire profe sional career with the Orix Buffaloes, reaching the highest level of Nippon Profe sional Baseball as a 22-year-old back in 2016. Set to turn 30 next July, Yoshida is now looking to head stateside to test his talents against MLB competition.Over his seven-year career, Yoshida has recorded a .326/.419/.538 triple-slash with 164 doubles and 135 home runs. In 2022, he hit .335/.447/.561 with 21 home runs in the regular season before helping Orix win its first Japan Series championship in the 21st century. In a particular highlight, Yoshida hit a pair of homers in Game 5, including a walk-off blast.Beyond the impre sive surface-level offensive numbers, there's another reason to expect the Giants to be interested in Yoshida. He has always walked at an excellent rate without striking out much. Ive spent an unhealthy amount of time just staring at his 27 walk to 12 strikeout Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Jersey ratio last year," Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said about infielder Tommy La Stella when he signed a three-year deal with the Giants. "That probably says a lot more about me than it does about him.Scroll to ContinueWhile it was not in MLB, Yoshida has 210 walks (14.4% of his plate appearances) and 96 strikeouts (6.6%) over the past three seasons in the NPB. It's hard to imagine Zaidi is not at least intrigued with that strikeout-to-walk ratio. Yoshida's .342/.443/.545 triple-slash over the past three seasons is nothing to scoff at either.Yoshida is limited to left field defensively with below-average speed and an unexceptional arm, which does make his fit in San Francisco more difficult. Still Allen Iverson Jersey , even though the Giants have , Yoshida becoming the everyday left fielder could enable manager Gabe Kapler to make Pederson a permanent designated hitter.There are not any Mateen Cleaves Jersey great recent comps for Yoshida who have made the transition from the NPB to MLB. Yoshi Tsutsugo, Shohei Ohtani, and Seiya Suzuki were all power hitters in Japan and even more contact-oriented players who have made the transition like Shogo Akiyama struck out at a significantly higher rate in the NPB than Yoshida.The closest comp might actually be former Giants outfielder Nori Aoki, who also came stateside the year he turned 30. However, even Aoki was not as productive offensively in Japan as Yoshida. Granted, Aoki was also faster with a bit more defensive versatility. Overall, Aoki hit .285/.350/.387 over his six-year MLB career with nearly as many walks (234) as strikeouts (258). Those numbers seem like a conservative projection for Yoshida.Aoki signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Brewers that included a club option for a third season when he left Japan back in 2014. It seems reasonable that Yoshida will ink a deal of a similar length with a significantly higher average annual value, perhaps in the $7 million per year range.The SF Giants need to add a middle-of-the-order bat this offseason. However, if Joe Smith Jersey they mi s out on Aaron Judge, that will probably have to come from signing one of the . If that's the path they take, it's easy to envision Farhan Zaidi falling in love with Masataka Yoshida's profile and signing him to become the team's starting left fielder.
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