‘155km/h Fireballer’ Griffin enters NPB → Yomiuri contract

Left-handed pitcher Foster Griffin (28), who ate rice with Ryu Hyun-jin, joins the ‘giant corps’.

Local media, including Japan’s Nikkan Sports, reported on the 12th that Griffin had signed a contract with the Yomiuri Giants. Estimated annual salary is 100 million yen (950 million won). He has number 29 on his back. He said through the club, “I am very happy to be able to sign with Yomiuri. I will do my best to contribute to the Giants championship,” he said.

Griffin was selected by the Kansas City Royals with the 28th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 Draft. His down payment alone amounts to 1.925 million dollars (2.39 billion won). His order of entry was faster than Jack Flaherty (St. Louis Cardinals), who had a video competition between Ryu Hyun-jin and the National League (NL) in 2019. 카지노

He debuted in the big leagues in 2020 and transferred to Toronto as a trade in July of last year. His major league (MLB) career record is not spectacular. He pitched in 7 games, won 1 game, and had an earned run average of 6.75. But in his minor leagues, he’s tough on the bones. He had a career (8 years) record of 49 wins and 50 losses with an earned run average of 4.54. He also won 15 double-A’s and top single-A’s in 2017. He is expected to be active as a ‘starter’ in Yomiuri.

Nikkan Sports introduced that “Griffin is a left-handed pitcher who throws a ball at a speed of 155 km per hour and has a curveball and changeup.”

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