If he continues to perform like this” MLBcom Forecast
The “Korean Monster”
Ryu Hyun-jin, 36, of the Toronto Blue Jays, is among the Major League Baseball (MLB) prospective free agents who need to finish the season strong to prove their worth.
the official website of Major League Baseball, on Monday (Aug. 8) named nine free agents who need to finish strong in 2023.
In addition to Ryu, the list includes Matt Chapman (Toronto), 토토사이트 Cody Bellinger (Chicago Cubs), Lucas Giolito (Cleveland Indians), Teoscar Hernandez (Seattle Mariners), Aaron Nola (Philadelphia Phillies), Eduardo Rodriguez (Detroit Tigers), Luis Severino (New York Yankees), and Blake Snell (San Diego Padres).
who signed a four-year, $80 million deal with Toronto after the 2019 season, is in the final season of his contract.
Initially, Ryu’s outlook for the year wasn’t promising. After undergoing a long and tedious rehabilitation from elbow ligament splicing surgery (Tommy John surgery) in June of last year, he only had “three months” to prove his worth. Moreover, it was doubtful that he would be able to perform at his previous level after such a major surgery that could affect his life.
But when he returned to the majors last month, Ryu proved that he was still a “good pitcher” after all.
He made seven appearances after his return, 스포츠토토 going 3-2 with a 2.65 ERA. He has pitched five innings in all but one of those outings, against the Cleveland Indians on Aug. 8 (four innings) when he was hit in the knee by a pitch and had to be removed, confirming his competitiveness as a starter.
“Typically, pitchers who receive the Tommy John surgery need some time to get back on track after returning from injury, but that hasn’t been the case for Hyun-jin Ryu,” said MLBcom. “In seven starts, Hyun-jin Ryu has been dazzling, posting a 2.65 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 34 innings.”
“With (Opening Day starter) Alec Manoa twice demoted to the minors, Hyun-jin Ryu filled the void in Toronto’s five-man rotation perfectly.”
Born in 1987
Ryu will be in his mid-to-late 30s next year. While that could be a significant hurdle, MLBcom believes he’s likely to sign a long-term deal.
“It’s unlikely that Ryu will sign another four-year, $80 million deal (in the Stovepipe),” MLB.com said, “but if he continues to perform like he is now through the end of the season, he could be in line for a multi-year deal that seemed unlikely just a month ago.”
Meanwhile, Ryu, who took the loss against the Oakland Athletics on July 7, 스포츠토토맨 is scheduled to pitch in one of three home games against the Texas Rangers from December 12-14.