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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts attends a news conference ahead of a baseball workout at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, March 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Dodgers News: LA All-Star Voices Confidence in Yoshinobu Yamamoto’s Stellar Potential

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made a big splash this offseason by signing two of baseball’s most sought-after free agents: Japanese prospect Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who is still unproven, and three-time All-Star Shohei Ohtani.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto lasts 1 inning in Dodgers debut, gives up 5 runs to  Padres - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Ohtani’s signing was considered a sure thing, but Yamamoto was a risk with a lot of upside because the Dodgers saw him as a future cornerstone of their pitching staff.

As demonstrated by his difficult debut in which he was unable to get past the first inning against the San Diego Padres, Yamamoto’s journey to the majors was not without its difficulties. His subsequent performances have allayed any reservations, despite the first ones. After a rocky beginning in South Korea on March 21, Yamamoto has emerged as a crucial member of the Dodgers’ rotation.

Dodgers All-Star Freddie Freeman, an infielder, had nothing but praise for Yamamoto, pointing out the rigorous standards that are placed on him each game.

“It feels like every time he goes out, everyone expects him to throw a complete-game shutout,” Freeman said. “On him, that’s a lot. Therefore, I think it’s extraordinary that he can go out there and accomplish what he’s been doing for the past two months.”

Yamamoto’s fortitude is impressive, particularly in light of the burden a major league rookie faces. With the exception of his first appearance, he has excellent numbers: throughout 46.2 innings pitched, he has a 2.31 ERA, 3.21 FIP, 51 strikeouts, and just nine walks.

Yamamoto, who is only 25 years old, has acclimated to the major leagues rapidly, making the Dodgers serious competitors. His continual growth indicates danger for other teams and, should it continue, will cement his place as the Dodgers’ ace for many years to come.

Although Yamamoto’s time in the majors is still young, his early success points to a promising future.

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