“It’s an honor” MLB 1st round prospect, NPB Yomiuri

Outfielder Lewis Brinson (29), who was a great prospect, will advance to the Japanese Professional Baseball (NPB).

The Yomiuri Giants team officially announced on the 12th that it had signed a player contract with Brinson for the 2023 season. He has number 42 on his back. According to Nikkan Sports, Brinson’s estimated annual salary is 130 million yen (1.23 billion won). He said through the club, “I am very honored to be given the best opportunity. We are looking forward to new challenges in Tokyo.” Brinson was released as a free agent (FA) after the season and was looking for a new team. 메이저사이트

Brinson, who was nominated in the 29th overall in the 1st round of the 2012 draft (Texas Rangers), received $1.625 million (2.02 billion won) as a sign-up fee. He wore a Milwaukee Brewers uniform in the August 2016 trade for catcher Jonathan Luke Roy and made his big league debut in 2017. He played in 109 games in 2018 with 11 homers and 42 RBI, but his batting average was low at 0.199 (76 hits in 382 at-bats).

Last season with the San Francisco Giants, he played 16 big league games, batting average of 0.167 (6 hits in 36 at-bats), 3 homers and 4 RBIs. Brinson’s career (6 years) in the big leagues was a batting average of 0.198, 28 home runs and 109 RBIs in 357 games. He couldn’t reach his potential in the major leagues (MLB), but his minor league performance is decent. He has a career (10 years) batting average of 0.285 with 129 home runs and 448 RBIs.  

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