Kiwoom Heroes left-handed pitcher Eric Yokishi (33) succeeded in renewing the contract for the fifth year.
Kiwoom announced on the 12th that it had signed a contract with Yoki City for a total of 1.5 million dollars. Yokishi, who first wore the Kiwoom uniform in 2019, will be in his 5th year at Kiwoom next year. Yokishi went 51-33 with a 2.71 earned run average in 118 games in his 4th season.
Starting with 13 wins in 2019, Yokishi, who won 12 wins in 2020 and 16 wins in 2021, had a win rate of 0.556 with 10 wins and 8 losses this year. It was a tie for 14th among 22 pitchers who filled the required innings (144 innings). Nevertheless, it is his shame that Kiwoom chose to renew the contract with Yokishi that is not included at a glance.
Yorkish has the fourth most innings pitched (185⅓ innings) this year in the league and the league’s second most in quality starts (22). There were also 9 quality starts, but only 10 victories. This is because the scoring support (3.64) was the third lowest in the league. It was also 6 times that Yorkish victory requirement was blown by bullpen blown save.
It was evaluated as Yokishi’s weakness to be shaken by the referee’s strike decision at the beginning of the game, but it was Yokishi’s unchanging 스포츠토토 skills that overcame that anxiety and achieved many quality starts. Kiwoom believed in Yokishi’s ability to play for four years and signed a new contract.
If Yokishi plays until 2024, he can be named among the longest-serving foreign aces of the Kiwoom club along with Brandon Knight and Andy Van Hecken. As a left-hander, Van Hecken, who is considered the club’s best foreign pitcher, is similar to Yokishi in that he is usually quiet, but shows off his strength on the mound, and his steady skills are also a role model that Yokishi should emulate in the future.
After signing the contract for the 2023 season, Yokishi said, “I am very happy to be with my Heroes colleagues for the fifth year. 2022 was an eventful year with the birth of my second child. It is still vivid. In 2023, I will try to lift the Korean Series championship trophy together with my colleagues.”