Japan has high expectations for Darvish Yu (37, San Diego Padres).
Darvish is the best star in Japan both in name and reality. Since his high school days, his reputation has been growing, and he crossed the Pacific Ocean after conquering the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) stage. He has a fast ball, and his cut fastball and slider have been evaluated as his strengths.
It is Darvish who boasted peak skills even after advancing to the major leagues. Although he struggled with injuries and sluggishness, he continued his career with the Texas Rangers, LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, and San Diego Padres, recording a career 95-75 ERA with a 3.50 ERA.
The award history is also splendid. In the 2013 season when he was in Texas, he caught 227 strikeouts and climbed to the top of the division, and in the 2013 season, 토토사이트 which was shortened to Corona 19, he belonged to the Chicago Cubs and recorded an average ERA of 2.01 with 8 wins and 3 losses in 12 games. He won the most wins in the National League.
Darvish is an idol for Japanese baseball players. It’s an honor just to be together. This is why Japanese players are looking forward to the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held in March this year. Darvish was named to the first roster for the WBC national team. He is the oldest of the six pitchers on the roster.
Shohei Ohtani, who has risen to the ranks of major league superstars, also grew up watching Darvish pitch. “I am happy to be with Darvish. It is a good thing not only for me but also for the Japanese national team.”
Japan national team coach Hideki Kuriyama hoped that Darvish would lead the team not only with performance but also as a veteran. He said, “Darvish has improved his pitching accuracy every year. That’s why he’s pitching great. As the eldest, he can lead the team. I can pass on things other than pitching to other players,” he said, looking forward to Darvish’s performance as a leader.
The presence of veterans is greater than expected. From the process of preparing for the game to the ability to cope in a crisis situation. All of Darvish’s actions can serve as a model for young players. In effect, Darvish is a pitching textbook for Japanese players. I wonder what Darvish will be able to show in the national team, which could be the last.