The new Japanese baseball phenomenon (NPB), munetaka murakamislugger who in his native country is compared to Aaron JudgeDue to the great power he has hitting home runs, he has made it clear that in the future he wants to try his luck in Major League Baseball.
In the 2022 NPB season, the Yakult Swallows third baseman, broke the record for most home runs (56) in a season and at 22 years of age, he is already considered a superstar. As expected, in a recent interview Murakami said that in case of being taken into account by teams of MLB once your current club gives you the green light to emigrate to the United States, Would you like to play for the Dodgers, Angels or Yankees?.
However, the fearless slugger seems to be unaware of the division to which the Bronx Bombers belong, mentioning them as one of his favorite destinations despite the fact that he would rather compete with a North American West Coast franchise.
It is expected that the Japanese will be placed in the MLB post system until the end of the 2025 campaign, when his contract with the Yakult Swallows ends, with whom he has just signed an extension for another three years in exchange for 4.4 million dollars annual.
Murakami emerged as one of the best hitters in the world. In addition to his 56 homers, he finished the regular season with a .318 average and 134 RBIs.