Nationals Interested In Tsuyoshi Wada

The Nationals have expressed interest in Japanese left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson. Wada, 30, is eligible for free agency and appears to be eyeing MLB.

Wada posted a 1.51 ERA with 8.2 K/9 and 1.9 BB/9 in 184 2/3 innings for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks in 2011. Washington has scouted Wada quite a bit, according to Ladson, and the Dodgers also appear to have scouted him.

Wada is a Dallas Braden type with "a 86-87 mph fastball, a good circle change, and a solid slider," according to Patrick Newman of FanGraphs. Newman has expressed doubts about Wada's ability to handle an MLB workload, but the Nationals have publicly expressed interest in durable starters.


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  1. Already went way too many years on player (looking at you Werth). I love CJ, more than most probably, had him in fantasy both this and last year. I can barely fathom how sick he would be in the pitcher’s park that is our stadium instead of the launching pad in Texas and then adding a shift from AL to NL. That said, paying him until he is 37 years old is just not good baseabll as Nolan Ryan is stating as the reason they are not pursuing (though Holland and Perez are helping that I am sure). Buerhle is perfect, he eats up tons of innings and will benefit greatly from our park and defense while allowing Stras and Zim to do their thing in the #1 and #2 slots and not costing a ton of money over a ton of years. 

  2. We will let them have Burnett. 

  3. JapaneseMLBfan 4 years ago

    I have long been watching Wada pitch. He is not a type of throwing very fast ball, but he can hide his emotion in the most difficult situation as well as hiding his way of gripping a ball to the last moment to pitch. He will be able to play in MLB another five years or so with ten wins if he can have a reasonable offensive support.

  4. JapaneseMLBfan 4 years ago

    I have long been watching Wada pitch. He is not a type of throwing very fast ball, but he can hide his emotion in the most difficult situation as well as hiding his way of gripping a ball to the last moment to pitch. He will be able to play in MLB another five years or so with ten wins if he can have a reasonable offensive support.

  5. JapaneseMLBfan 4 years ago

    I have long been watching Wada pitch. He is not a type of throwing very fast ball, but he can hide his emotion in the most difficult situation as well as hiding his way of gripping a ball to the last moment to pitch. He will be able to play in MLB another five years or so with ten wins if he can have a reasonable offensive support.

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