When the Boston Red Sox signed Japanese hitter Masataka Yoshida for five years and $90 million, voices of criticism erupted everywhere. it was too expensive. One scout sarcastically said, “I don’t know if it’s half price.”
It was revealed that Yoshida was not performing as well as expected at the end of six games after the opening. He had 1 home run, 5 RBIs, and a batting average of 0.200 in two consecutive games of silence. He gained momentum in the beginning, but fell into silence mode as time went on.
Although he’s a small sample, he’s off to a worse start than Seiya Suzuki, who signed a five-year, $85 million contract with the Chicago Cubs last year.스포츠토토
After the opening of last season, Suzuki recorded 3 homers, 9 RBIs and a batting average of 0.368 in 6 consecutive hits. He performed much better than Yoshida.
Yoshida seems to need a period of adaptation to major league pitchers.