Why I didn’t endorse Roberto Suarez
Pitcher Roberto Suarez reigned as Hanshin’s absolute guardian in the 2020 and 2021 seasons. He was with Softbank from 2016-2019, but his reputation was never high. Manabu Fujita, a former Nankai pitcher who has been in charge of programming for Softbank for a long time, also gave a stern look at Suarez from the beginning, saying, “When asked, ‘How do you like it?’ . “He’s a failure example of how I look at my players,” he said.
From 2009 to 2018, Fujita worked in Softbank’s programming department. He has a reputation for watching players, and has a unique theory based on his many years of experience, especially when it comes to professional pitcher checks. He also has a “track record” that advised the acquisition of pitcher Rick Vandenhak, who was active as a backing pitcher for Softbank. However, he also “backfired”. That’s Suarez.
“When I saw the pitching, I thought, ‘This is a little easier to see (the ball).’ There was pitch speed, but I look first at how to throw rather than speed. The timing difference (with the batter). I didn’t have much, so I thought this would be tough… But I was wrong.I went to Hanshin and played so well.
On top of that, I also said: “When I was younger, I couldn’t accept this kind of mistake. Now, I’ve learned to say that because I’ve worked as an organization so that I can ask people what they mean without pretending to know what I don’t understand. I think it’s good that I’ve become.You can’t get a job if you don’t understand.I have more opportunities to talk to people from other teams, and I have gained more knowledge about watching players. is an asset.”
During his time as an active player when he won Rookie of the Year, during his time as a coach when he experienced Japan’s best record and the worst NPB record, during his time as an organization when he developed an eye for players… Every era is full of memories for Mr. Fujita. “When I first became a coach, I thought that if it was raining, he would have to get wet with the players.
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