Ryu Hyun-jin, the worst pitcher in the major leagues, wins three straight… Is it a rare mutant birth, “This is conclusive, no surprise”

 As science develops and training techniques develop, a revolution in baseball around the world, including Major League Baseball, is taking place 카지노. Starting with the major leagues, it was evident at the 5th World Baseball Classic (WBC) last March that other countries, including Japan, joined the ranks. In Korea, too, the speed of pitchers, especially young players, is getting faster.

As a result, 100 miles per hour (160.9 km), which was a number that could have been in the ‘newspaper’ just 10 years ago, has entered an era where it is no longer special. There are now quite a few pitchers who throw a fast ball that averages over 95 miles per hour (152.9 km) as a starter. It is gradually reaching the human limit. In that respect, the number of Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto) draws attention from another aspect. It’s slow, but it’s making achievements that can be counted in the major leagues.

Ryu Hyun-jin was not originally a player who lived on restraints. There is no doubt that he was a ‘command guy’ based on his sophisticated control and location. Still, there were quite a few aspects in which the outcome of the game changed depending on the speed of the basic four-seam fastball. There was also a period when the average of 90 miles (144.8 km) became a symbolic reference point. This is because it was read that if the four-seam velocity averaged over 90 mph, it would go smoothly, otherwise it would struggle somewhat.

It is true that the restraint of Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent elbow ligament reconstruction surgery (Tommy John surgery) in June of last year, was expected to rise a little more. He can throw the ball harder once he is free of elbow pain. Over a year of rehabilitation, it was clear that other parts of his body had been strengthened and strengthened as well. However, that expectation has not yet been realized. Although the sinker-like movement was added, Ryu Hyun-jin’s four-seam average speed was 88.3 miles (142.1 km), which was lower than last year (89.3 miles), which was the lowest since his career.

Nevertheless, Ryu Hyun-jin’s grades are healthy. After returning from injury, he pitched 24 innings in 5 games, going 3-1 with an earned run average of 2.25. Although he still has a small sample, his batting average (.211), on-base allowed per inning (1.00), and average exit velocity (86.7 mph) are all league-leading. In the match against Cleveland on the 27th (Korean time), he also scored 3 runs (2 earned runs) in 5 innings with skillful pitching and won his 3rd win of the season. He has an 80 mph four-seam fastball with incredible stability.

In the game against Cleveland, Ryu Hyun-jin hit two solo homers, but managed the rest of the innings without difficulty, showing the true value of a veteran. The crisis in the 6th inning was caused by a series of mistakes in the infield. Ryu Hyun-jin induced a total of 11 misses on the day, and in particular, the miss curve rate reached 57%. The home run allowed by Ramirez in the 1st inning was a misfire, but the home run hit by Freeman in the 5th inning was hard to see as a misfire, only to praise Freeman’s aim, who was aiming for a curve from the first pitch.

But he did not return to redemption. His best speed on the day was 90.8 mph, but his average (88.2 mph) was not much different from his average this season. Everyone is expecting that “the redemption will rise more and more”, but it is not yet seen. On the contrary, he seemed to be trying to get a lot more gap with the four-seam, lowering the average velocity of the curve. In a way, it can be seen as a desperate measure, but this is even more surprising when you look at the overall performance this season occupies in the major leagues.

Ryu Hyun-jin’s speed is close to last in the league. Based on players who have thrown 250 or more pitches this season, the average speed of four-seam is eighth behind. He is 6th from behind as an orthodox player and 3rd slow as a lefty. The average speed of the curve, which he is showing great strength as a filial product this year, is only 69.6 miles (112 km). Among players pitching more than 250 pitches this year, he is the league’s last in terms of curve average speed. Ryu Hyun-jin is the only player in the major leagues with an average velocity of 60 mph.

Rob Friedman, who runs the pitcher analysis site ‘Pitching Ninja’, expressed his surprise when Hyun-jin Ryu finished his pitching against Cleveland on the 27th, saying, “Most other pitchers check the highest velocity, but Hyun-jin Ryu should check the lowest velocity.” However, experts explain that there is a clear reason why Ryu Hyun-jin can achieve success with such restraint.

Buck Martinez, a veteran commentator at ‘Sportsnet’, a Canadian sports network and Toronto-hosted broadcasting company, pointed out that Ryu Hyun-jin’s rich experience and stable delivery are factors for success. Martinez said on the 27th, “The surprising thing is that Ryu Hyun-jin is holding out with the exception and location of the changeup and curve, even though the velocity has not returned to before Tommy John.” It’s not surprising when you see it,” he said lightly.

Then, the advantage of delivery was selected for the efficient use of all four types of pitches. “The changeup is really good. The curveball, the changeup and the four-seam come from the same delivery. It’s very natural and everything is under control,” Martinez explained why hitters are bound to be fooled. It is difficult to predict what the next type of pitch will be, but there is no clue even in the pitching form. If you throw different pitches at different points or at the same point, hitters are bound to fall into chaos.

‘Sportsnet relay’, including Martinez, commented on Ryu Hyun-jin’s pitching after his return, “I can throw all kinds of pitches after 2S, and after returning from injury, I throw curveballs very efficiently. We can also talk about his experience. Korea He threw 2,500 innings, including ,” and praised the lake fee that came out that day, saying, “Ryu Hyun-jin is also a very good defender. He holds the position well.” Ryu Hyun-jin is increasingly becoming a ‘unique’ player in the major leagues.