Nippon Ham right-hander Uasawa attempts to advance to the big leagues

November 28, 2023 0 Comments

Nippon Ham Fighters right-hander Naoyuki Uasawa of the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) is knocking on the big league door.

Local media such as ‘USA Today’ and ‘MLB com’ cited sources on the 28th (Korean time) and reported that postings about two pitchers, Shota Imana and Uasawa, have begun.

Imanaga’s challenge to advance to the big leagues has been known for some time, but this is the first time Uwasawa’s name has come up.

Uasawa entered the path of becoming a professional player after being selected by Nippon Ham in the 2011 draft.He appeared in a total of 173 games over 9 seasons, recording 70 wins, 62 losses, and an ERA of 3.19.

In the 2023 season, he played 170 innings in 24 games, recording 9 wins, 9 losses, and an average ERA of 2.96. He had a WHIP of 1.135, 0.7 home runs per 9 innings, 2.2 walks, and 6.6 strikeouts. 사설토토

He is a pitcher who uses a variety of pitches, including a fastball with a top speed of 152 kilometers, a slider, cutter, curve, fork, changeup, and two-seam.

He was compared to Nippon Ham senior Yu Darvish because he is a right-hander who is 187 centimeters tall and uses a fastball. He was from Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, and was also nicknamed ‘Darvish of Matsudo.’

Uasawa has 45 days to negotiate with the 30 major league teams. The deadline is January 11th at 5pm Eastern time.

When signing a contract with a major league club, the original team, Nippon Ham, will receive a certain percentage of the contract amount as a posting fee.

If the total guaranteed amount is less than $25 million, 20% of the total amount is charged as a posting fee. If the contract exceeds $25 million and becomes a contract worth less than $50 million, an additional 20% of the $25 million plus 17.5% of the excess amount will be charged.

If it exceeds $50 million, an additional 15% of the excess amount is charged on top of the previous amount.

If bonuses, salary increase clauses, options, etc. are additionally guaranteed, an additional 15% will be received.

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