Phillies one of 8 teams to send scouts to watch Orix Buffaloes ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto pitch a 13 strikeout complete game over the weekend
Scouts from eight MLB teams, including the Philadelphia Phillies, watched highly-anticipated international prospect Yoshinobu Yamamoto throw a 13 strikeout complete game over the weekend.
Yoshinobu Yamamoto Scouted by Phillies
In his start, Yamamoto tossed nine innings, allowing five hits and one earned run while striking out 13 batters. He owns a 1.73 ERA in 12 starts this season.
Yoshinobu Yamamoto Complete Game (13 Ks)
The Phillies were one of eight teams who sent scouts to watch the Orix Buffaloes ace Yamamoto.
Other Notable Teams in Attendance: Blue Jays, Padres, and Red Sox.
Yamamoto is 8-3 with a 1.79 ERA, 94-to-12 strikeout-to-walk ratio and 0.87 WHIP in 85 1/3 innings across 12 starts this season.
The 24-year old is back-to-back reigning Eiji Sawamura Award winner which is Nippon Professional Baseball’s Cy Young Award.
He is is 62-26 with a 1.94 ERA, 847-to-190 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and 0.94 WHIP in 818 1/3 innings across his seven seasons in the NPB.