Japanese league ace Shintaro Fujinami is heading to the major leagues.

On the 12th (Korean time), ESPN, an American local media, reported that “Fujinami signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics through the posting system.”

Fujinami was a motivation for Shohei Ohtani to join the Los Angeles Angels as a pro, and the two players are known to have been rivals in high school.

He left 57 wins, 54 losses, 11 holds, and an average ERA of 3.41 in the Japanese league.

Fujinami’s highest velocity is 162 km, and he uses a forkball with a large drop, and is considered a pitcher similar to Ohtani.

On the other hand, on the same day, Japanese media Nikkan Sports predicted, “Fujinami will be dropped in the Oakland 5 selection.” 안전놀이터

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