The third DFA of 5.2 billion won gulped down the press
The third DFA of 5.2 billion won gulped down the press and gave up ML’s lowest performance
“He didn’t even get the lowest score in the Major League.”
The Pittsburgh Pirates officially announced on the 4th (Korea Standard Time) that they have taken measures to allocate Yoshitomo Tsutsuji (DFA). If Tsutsugo does not receive an offer from another club within a week, he will qualify as a free agent or go down to the minor leagues.
It’s already the third time. After playing 968 games in Japan’s professional baseball league, Tsutsugo challenged the Major League with a .285 batting average of 977 hits and 205 home runs, and signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays for 12 million dollars. But the wall of the big leagues was high.
Tsutsugo suffered a severe slump with an eight-homer batting average of 0.197 in 51 games in his first season, and was released from Tampa Bay in 2021. Since then, he has built a new nest in the LA Dodgers, but his performance has also fallen short of expectations. It was Pittsburgh that gave a hand to Tsutsugo, who was also abandoned by the Dodgers.
Tsutsugo, who has already tasted the bitterness of two releases, swung the bat with eight home runs, 25 RBIs, and a .268 OPS 0.883 batting average in 43 games in Pittsburgh. As a result, he succeeded in renewing his contract with Pittsburgh for $4 million (about 5.2 billion won) a year after the 2021 season.
Tsutsugo was offered a three-year contract after the 2021 season, but chose a one-year contract. The reason was that he settled down in Pittsburgh, and after proving his value for a season, he decided to win a bigger contract. However, Tsutsugo and the agent’s predictions were completely off the mark. In 50 games this year, Tsutsugo suffered a severe slump with a batting average of 0.171 OPS of 0.478 with 29 hits, two home runs, and 19 RBIs. It’s a terrible result
According to Japan’s “The Digest,” at the end of the game on the 2nd, WAR (the contribution to victory compared to substitute players was -1.7), ranking 693rd out of 693 fielders and 1,462nd out of 1,465 pitchers, including pitchers. OPS ranked 325th out of 329 major leaguers who played more than 150 at-bats, and ended up in the third DFA situation.
The Digest also gave a cool evaluation. The media pointed out, “We managed to surpass WAR 0.3 in the first season of the Major League, but in the past two years, we have a total of -2.0 with -0.8 and -1.7,” adding, “Tsutsugo has not even left the lowest level of Major League performance.”
The Japanese media also predicted that he would no longer be able to continue his performance in the major leagues. “The Digest” added, “Tssugo’s last home run may be a home run to fielder Yadier Molina (St. Louis), not a pitcher, and may be indolent of his current status 코인파워볼
It may be the last time he has lived in the Major League, a former ‘home run king” in Japanese professional baseball