June 22, 2021

Milwaukee Brewers free agent targets: Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (Brew Crew Ball)


If there was a 28-year old free agent who could play left field, first base, and third base in a pinch who had the following offensive numbers, would you be interested?


Unfortunately those numbers were not put up in MLB, they were put up in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), which is the major leagues in Japan. We know that NPB is high quality baseball that approximates at the very least to American AAA baseball if not better. We also know that a lot of very good players have come from this league. The player that put up these numbers is Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, and I am not the only writer that thinks Milwaukee should ponder signing the Japanese slugger.

Eno Sarris suggests, “… the best fit should be in Milwaukee. The Brewers did well with their last first baseman from abroad when they signed Eric Thames from Korea, but moved on when the price tag jumped to $7.5 million in his third year. They could sign a similar deal with Tsutsugo, get younger, and save a few million that they can spend on the rotation. He’d move to a hitter’s park and perhaps Ryan Braun could form a platoon with him at first (he also plays left field) if he…

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