Veteran Pitcher Drawing Interest From 6 MLB Teams After Impressive Season In Japan

Kyle Keller, a 30-year-old right-handed pitcher, has become the center of attention in the baseball world as six MLB teams vie for his services.

After spending the past two years in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) league, Keller's remarkable performance with the Hanshin Tigers in 2023 has ignited a bidding war.

With a stellar 1.71 ERA, a 1.44 WHIP, and an impressive 28/16 K/BB ratio over 26.1 innings, he has proven himself as a formidable pitcher on the international stage.

While control issues marred his earlier MLB stints, his time in Japan has seen him refine his skills and become a dominant force on the mound.

The interest from not only MLB but also NPB teams highlights the universal recognition of his talent.

Over his three-year career in the MLB, Keller holds a 5.83 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, with 48 strikeouts across 46.1 innings and 44 appearances.

As the offseason approaches, it's highly anticipated that Keller will secure a multi-year contract, marking a significant milestone in his baseball journey and offering a promising opportunity for his career in North America. Photo Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports