Rocky Sasaki (22) of the Chiba Lotte Marines won a vote in a vote to select the best pitching prospect conducted by MLB.com, the official major league media outlet.
On the 11th (Korean time), MLB.com conducted a poll on prospects for major league general managers, farm directors, scouting directors, 토토 and analysis experts. When asked about the best pitching prospect, Sasaki got the vote.
Sasaki is an attractive fireball pitcher with a fastball that can reach speeds of over 160 km/h and a sharp splitter. Last year, he became the youngest player in Japanese professional baseball to achieve a perfect game, and he recorded 20 games (129⅓ innings), 9 wins, 4 losses, and an earned run average of 2.02. Although he could not play the full season due to his injuries and pitch management, he showed potential with outstanding performance.
Andrew Painter (Philadelphia) received the most votes in the vote for the best pitching prospect conducted by MLB.com. Grayson Rodriguez (Baltimore), Euri Perez (Miami), and Bobby Miller (Dodgers) followed. Sasaki did not make it to the rankings, but was included in the list of players with votes.
MLB.com said, “The most interesting name is probably Sasaki. This right-handed pitcher playing in Japan has had an overwhelming season at Chiba Lotte, but he is not even qualified to sign with a major league club yet.”
Meanwhile, Lee Jeong-hoo (Kiwoom), who is 토토 preparing to advance to the major leagues after the end of this season, unfortunately did not get a vote in the vote for the best hitter prospect. Gunner Henderson (Baltimore) collected the most votes, followed by Corbin Carroll (Arizona), Ellie DeLacruz (Cincinnati), Jackson Churio (Milwaukee), Jordan Walker (St. Louis), Jackson Holliday (Baltimore), and Francisco Alvarez (Mets). rose to the top of the rankings.