Truly a ‘reversal of life’… Upbringing players until July → Go directly to the national team with 19 games in the 1st team
A player who was a three-digit training player until July became the national team in half a year. It is also a member of the national team that the national media calls itself ‘the strongest of all time’.
On the 15th, Japan’s Daily Sports released a list of 30 players who were determined to participate in the WBC (World Baseball Classic). The Japanese national team was scheduled to announce the remaining 18 players at the end of this month after the first list of 12 was released on the 6th, but through media reports on the 15th, all 18 candidates were revealed.
The nominees for the Japanese national team announced on the day were Yuki Matsui (Rakuten), Ryoji Kuribayashi (Hiroshima), Atsuki Yuasa (Hanshin), Taisei (Yomiuri), Hiroya Miyagi (Orix), Keiji Takahashi (Yakult), Hiroto Takahashi (Chunichi), Hiromi Ito (Nippon Ham). ) Udagawa Yuki (Orix), 9 people in all. Among them, Udagawa is attracting attention as a successful case of life reversal in just half a year.
Udagawa was nominated in the 3rd round in the 2020 training player draft and wore an Orix uniform. At first, he planned to join the professional baseball team if he was not selected in the official draft, but he changed his mind and went directly to the pros after being persuaded by his colleague.
In 2021, he only pitched in one game in the 2nd team, and last year suffered a setback when he was infected with Corona 19 at the end of the camp. However, this Corona 19 has become a blessing for the phone. During the 10-day self-isolation period, he thought that his muscle mass had decreased, so he worked hard on weight training, and his speed rose rapidly, rising to the middle of 150 km per hour. After he was equipped with a fastball, he caught the eye of the first team coaching staff with a 1.88 earned run average in 15 games with the second team. 슬롯사이트
The transition from uniform number 013 foster player to official number 96 was confirmed on July 28. At first, he pitched in a situation with a large score difference, but at the end of the season, he became a pitcher that could be trusted and sent out even in the game. He finished his debut season with 2 wins, 1 loss and 3 holds with an earned run average of 0.81 after stopping 17 scoreless out of 19 games for the first team.
Udagawa also performed well in the Japan Series. He had 1 win, 2 holds, 10 strikeouts and no runs in 4 games and 5⅔ innings. He was praised as the ‘hidden MVP’ of the Orix championship. The annual salary rose from 2.4 million yen to 17 million yen. Thanks to this, he even caught the attention of the national team coach Hideki Kuriyama, and now he will greet the new year with the national team.