Darvish predicts 160 billion FA jackpot at 37 years old… “Sherzer-level contract is possible.”
The U.S. media expressed high expectations for Japanese pitcher Darvish Yu (37, San Diego), who showed excellent skills last year.
Fox Sports, a U.S. media outlet, gave a forecast for Darvish this season, paying attention to starting pitchers who will become FA after the 2023 season on the 20th.
Last year, Darvish played as San Diego’s ace in name and reality, recording 16 wins, 8 losses, a 3.10 ERA, and 197 strikeouts in 1943 innings. It ranked eighth in the National League Cy Young Award and marked the highest bWAR since 2013 when it ranked second in the Cy Young Award with 4.4. bWAR is a winning contribution compared to substitute players based on the U.S. baseball statistics media baseball reference.
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If he maintains his skills, Max Scherzer (39, New York Mets) can make a three-year, $130 million FA hit ahead of the 2022 season. Scherzer, like Darvish this year, also won a large FA contract with 15 wins, 4 losses and a 2.46 ERA in 30 games at the same age as Darvish. However, it is true that these cases are not common.
Fox Sports said, “It is difficult to predict what will happen to a player in his late 30s,” but predicted, “Darbitche can also win less or similar size than Scherzer’s contract with the New York Mets.”
The variable was the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held in March. Darvish, who announced his intention to participate early, is considered a one-two punch for the Japanese national team along with Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels). 메이저놀이터
Fox Sports pointed out, “If the number of pitches decreases or suffers an injury, Darvish’s contract will also change considerably,” adding, “There are stricter eyes on the skills and injuries of older pitchers.”