‘First Quality Start’ Ryu Hyun-jin is Now Gradually Returning to his Speed

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Ryu Hyun-jin First Quality Start

Fastball season average 142.2 km/h → 143.1 km/h against Texas

Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays), who throws the ball like a baseball master, is one of the pitchers who throws a noticeably slow ball in the Major League Baseball (MLB).

This is except when a fielder takes the mound and throws when the score difference is large. 온라인카지노사이트

In the game against the Texas Rangers held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 13th (Korean time), he struck out Nathaniel Law by throwing a curveball reaching 62.6 miles per hour (approximately 101 km) in the 4th inning.

In the Major League, where it is easy to see fastballs reaching 100 miles per hour (about 161 km), Ryu Hyun-jin boldly uses a curveball reaching 100 km per hour as a decisive ball.

On this day, Ryu Hyun-jin pitched well against the Texas powerhouse, allowing 5 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 5 strikeouts, and 3 runs in 6 innings, succeeding in his first quality start (3 earned runs or less over 6 innings as a starter) for the first time since elbow ligament fusion (Tommy John) surgery.

Since his ERA is kept down to 2.93 in eight starts this season, it is safe to say that he is still a competitive starting pitcher in the major leagues.

According to 'FanGraphs', a website specializing in major league records, Ryu Hyun-jin's average four-seam fastball speed this season is 88.4 miles per hour (about 142.2 km).

This ranks 7th among the 401 major league pitchers who pitched more than 30 innings this season.

Even though he shows his presence on the mound even with a slow ball through exquisite control and fighting the batter, if the velocity increases a little, he can overpower the batter much more easily.

The recovery period for the Tommy John surgery that Ryu Hyun-jin underwent in June of last year is usually expected to take one and a half to two years.

Thanks to advances in surgical techniques and systematic rehabilitation programs, players who have undergone Tommy John surgery have a high probability of retaining their former skills.

In some cases, the pain disappears and the restraint actually increases.

Ryu Hyun-jin's average four-seam fastball velocity in 2013, the first year of his big league debut, was 91.1 miles per hour (about 146.6 km), and peaked at 91.4 miles per hour (about 147.1 km) in 2014.

After undergoing shoulder surgery, his velocity decreased somewhat, but in 2019, when he ranked first in the league in ERA, he recorded his highest speed since shoulder surgery with an average of 90.7 miles per hour (approximately 146 km).

Before undergoing surgery in 2022, when he threw with elbow pain, Ryu Hyun-jin's average four-seam fastball speed was 89.3 miles per hour (approximately 143.7 km), and in 2021, the year before, it was 89.9 miles per hour (approximately 144.7 km).

In a word, Ryu Hyun-jin must throw a fastball at an average speed of around 90 miles per hour (approximately 144.8 km), which means that he will regain his speed when he was at his best.

As he is now in his late 30s, it is difficult to expect a dramatic increase in arrest, but since he has faithfully exited the rehabilitation tunnel, it is expected to increase faster than now.

In fact, Ryu Hyun-jin's average fastball speed against Texas that day was 88.9 miles per hour (about 143.1 km), which was 0.5 miles faster than the season average.

Only when fastball speed and pitch return can the power of Ryu Hyun-jin's changeup and curveball, which are his main weapons, be doubled.

Now, Ryu Hyun-jin has about three opportunities to pitch in the regular season.

If he shows more potential for redemption here, as mlb predicted, the possibility of a multi-year free agent contract after the season increases further.

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