16 February 2024

“Ryu Hyun-jin, a competent starting pitcher even if he loses his speed,” consistently acclaimed in the U.S., when will he hear the news of the contract

By pestfood.com

There has been no word on his contract yet, but the U.S. has shown steady interest in Ryu Hyun-jin (37). He is clearly still a capable starting pitcher.

The LA Sports Hub, which delivers news of the LA Dodgers, introduced “9 Dodgers players before signing an contract even if spring training begins” on the 15th (Korea time).

Ryu’s name was mentioned as the ninth.

Ryu moved to the Los Angeles Dodgers after the end of the 2012 season. He became the first star to directly move to the Major League from the KBO League through the posting system. He signed a six-year, 36-million-dollar contract at the time and entered the big league.

If he played for the Dodgers for seven years, he recorded 54 wins and 33 losses with a 2.98 ERA in 126 games and 740 ⅓ innings.

2019 was the heyday of Ryu. He pitched 182 ⅔ in 29 games, 14 wins and five losses with an earned run average of 2.32. He ranked first overall in the Major League in terms of ERA, and became the runner-up in the final vote at the National League Cy Young Award.

After the end of the season, he signed a large four-year, $80 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Joy came back to injury again. After Tommy John surgery in June 2022, Ryu returned to the mound in August last year. He has made a comeback by posting three wins, three losses and an earned run average of 3.46.

He has a career record of 186 games, 1,055 ⅓ innings with 78 wins and 48 losses with a 3.27 ERA in 10 major league seasons.

The media said, “Ryu Hyun-jin played in only 17 games for Toronto in the last two seasons. He played in 11 games in 2023, showing that his ERA of 3.46 is healthy. This is not close to the ERA of 1.97 recorded by the Dodgers in 2018, but it is still a number that any team can happily accept.”

However, weaknesses are cited when it comes to being affected by surgery. In particular, restraint is such.

“In the last year of the Dodgers, Ryu averaged 90.9 miles of ball speed (about 146 kilometers) and 88.8 miles (143 kilometers) last year. The ratio of swing strikes (9.5 percent last year and 11.4 percent in 2019) also decreased. Despite his reduced ball speed and reduced strikeout rate, Ryu Hyun-jin is a capable starting pitcher in the Major League,” the media said.

In other words, it is clear that it will be a positive factor for the team’s selection. 룸알바

The media emphasized, “Whether Ryu Hyun-jin signs a contract soon or waits for a team that can go to the playoffs ahead of the opening, Ryu Hyun-jin will be a solid intermediate option somewhere this season.”