American media “FA Ryu Hyun-jin, it is difficult to be treated as anything more than a ‘5-inning pitcher'”

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‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36) looking for a new home received a rather cold evaluation locally.

‘MLB Trade Rumors’, which specializes in major league transfer news, introduced Ryu Hyun-jin in an article titled ‘Top starting pitchers who have not yet signed’ on the 27th (Korean time).

The media introduced Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery as the top free agents (FA) and then classified Ryu Hyun-jin as the next tier.

MLB Trade Rumors said, “Last year, Ryu Hyun-jin returned from elbow ligament surgery (Tommy John surgery) and performed well,” citing the ERA (3.46), walk rate (6.3%), and ground ball rate (45.6%) as examples.

On the other hand, he cited the strikeout rate (17.0%), number of innings pitched (52 innings in 11 games), and average fastball velocity (88.8 miles per hour) as weaknesses, saying, “The strikeout rate has fallen significantly from the highest 27.5%, and the fastball velocity is a career low record.” He pointed out.

MLB Trade Rumors predicted, “Ryu Hyun-jin will still be helpful to the starting rotation, but it seems difficult to be treated as anything more than a ‘5-inning pitcher.’”

Players classified in the same class as Ryu Hyun-jin are Mike Mlevinger (33) and Michael Lorenzen (32).

Clayton Kershaw and Brandon Woodruff were mentioned as free agent resources that suffered from injury.

MLB Trade Rumors diagnosed, “The off-season has flowed slowly and there are still many free agents remaining in the market.” 19가이드03

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