Tag: Yoshiaki Fujimura

Courteau Inks Deal with Metros

Montreal Metros had one pitching gap after the departure of closer Joe Niceley, and they just filled it in a big way with a 2-year, $18 million deal given to former Dallas Deputies’ Jon Courteau.

The 31-year-old from Coram, NY will join an already stacked pitching staff, a traditional feature for the Montreal team.  High profile free agent Ron Alder penned a 6-year deal to join the team just over a week ago, after nine years with the Kingston Cannons, where he left with a 68-44 record and 3.08 ERA. Continue reading “Courteau Inks Deal with Metros”

Montreal Signs Alder

Power-throwing right-hander Ron Alder has signed with the Montreal Metros, for a reported $18 million per year over 6 years, it was announced today.

Right-hander Ron Alder signed with Montreal for $18M a year for the next 6 years

Alder last played for the Kingston Cannons, and became a free agent at the end of 2017. He will join a powerful Metros rotation that includes 2017 Sandy Koufax Award winner Judson Martel, Yoshiaki Fujimura, and lefty Tom Haviland. Continue reading “Montreal Signs Alder”

The LL’s Best Player: Yoshiaki Fujimura

For fans of the Montreal Metros, there was certainly no doubting the value of Yoshiaki Fujimura this season.

Now the 34-year-old pitcher has an award to show just how valuable he was, as he’s been named the 2016 Lake League Most Valuable Player Award winner. Only a day before, he had also won the LL Sandy Koufax Award – only the 6th time in Lake League history the same player has won both the MVP and the Sandy Koufax Award.

His remarkable campaign saw him put up a 13-2 record. In 17 starts he piled up 125.1 innings, had 112 strikeouts with 26 walks and a 2.30 ERA. Fujimura held opposing hitters to a .224 batting average and compiled a 4.1 WAR.

Montreal Metros Hurler LL’s Premier Pitcher

In 2016, the premier pitcher in the Lake League was Yoshiaki Fujimura. The Montreal starter is this year’s recipient of the Sandy Koufax Award.

The Sandy Koufax Award is named after one of the top MLB pitchers who himself was a four-time winner of a best pitcher award.

He went 13-2 in 17 starts with 112 strikeouts in 125.1 innings and an impressive 2.30 ERA.

Judson Martel of the Boston Brawlers finished second in voting, while Bill Henson of the Montreal Metros finished third.