Read: Report on Hiroki Kuruda

At Prospect Insider, Jason A. Churchill offers up a very detailed and complete scouting report on Japanese RHP Hiroki Kuroda, Koji Uehara, Kenshin Kawakami and Kazumi Saitoh, all of whom could find themselves signing with a MLB team this winter.

Regarding Kuruda, Churchill writes…

“Kuroda is the class of the three free agents and will get the most interest but he profiles as a No. 3 at best…He’s slow to the plate but has a relatively compact and clean delivery that gives his fastball some late life…Considering the domestic market, Kuroda, even at 33 years old, could command a contract in the $9-11 million range, for at least three years.”