KBO MVP, who fell in Japan, ended the championship… Should ML clubs reach out?

KBO league MVP Mel Rojas Jr. (33) raises questions about what kind of move he will continue.

Rojas led the Dominican Republic to win the Winter League Tigres del Lissey. On the 19th (Korean time), in the 5th game of the 2022-2023 Finals Series against Estdela Orientales held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1-1, he hit the end of the 10th inning and gave Tigres a 2-1 victory. Tigres won the 23rd championship in the club’s career, leading the series by 4 wins and 1 loss thanks to Rojas’ decisive blow.

Rojas received 15 votes in the MVP vote after the championship, losing to Tigres designated hitter Jorge Alfaro (18 votes) by a narrow margin. Still, Rojas, who hit the final hit to confirm the championship, enjoyed the happiness of being in the spotlight for the first time in a long time.

Lohas is the best foreign hitter in kt wiz history. He played 511 games in 4 seasons from 2017 to 2020, with a batting average of 0.321 (633 hits in 1971 at-bats), 132 home runs, and 409 RBIs. In 2020, he won the regular season MVP with 47 home runs and -135 RBIs, taking home run and RBI titles.

LOHAS, which peaked in Korea, expanded its stage to Japan. He originally dreamed of challenging the US major league considering his age, which was in his early 30s, but there was no suitable offer. 바카라사이트 Lohas joined hands with the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), who offered a two-year, $5.5 million contract.

The Japanese media paid attention to the performance of KBO MVP Rojas, but the results were not. He left a poor record of batting average of 0.220, OPS of 0.697, 17 home runs and 48 RBIs in 149 games in two seasons. The fallen MVP was released as a free agent without a chance to try again in Japan.

Rojas, who failed to renew the contract with Hanshin, was rumored to return to Korea, but the rumors stopped, and he aimed for a comeback in the Dominican Republic Winter League. The performance of the 2022-2023 season was not very impressive with a batting average of 0.156 (7 hits in 45 at-bats), 1 home run and 3 RBIs in 15 games, but the team made up for it with a final hit that confirmed the championship.

Now, if I get a chance to continue my career in the minor leagues in the US, I am fortunate. Major league clubs dispatched scouts to the Winter League to look closely at players who will increase their roster. Can Rojas go the best way to win a minor league contract and receive an invitation to major league spring camp?

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