‘Icon of Miracle’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) is expected to sign a jackpot contract in the Major League next year as well. In the United States, it was also predicted that Ryu Hyun-jin would sign a multi-year contract next season. If this continues, it is expected that a two-year contract will become the standard, going beyond the minimum 1+1 contract.
MLB.com, the official Major League Baseball website, mentioned Ryu Hyun-jin’s name on the 8th (Korean time) while mentioning 9 prospective free agents (free agents) who must finish the 2023 season well. The nine-man roster includes Hyun-Jin Ryu, Matt Chapman (Toronto), Cody Bellinger (Chicago Cubs), Lucas Giolito (Cleveland Guardians), Teoscar Hernández (Seattle Mariners), Aaron Nola (Philadelphia Phillies), and Eduardo Rodriguez (Detroit). Tigers), Luis Severino (New York Yankees), and Blake Snell (San Diego Padres) were included. They are all talented people.
Ryu Hyun-jin is writing a miraculous drama this season. Ryu Hyun-jin underwent his first elbow ligament joint surgery (Tommy John surgery) in 2004, when he was a sophomore at Dongsan High School. The surgery was very successful. Ryu Hyun-jin joined the Hanwha Eagles as the second overall pick in the second round of the 2006 rookie draft. Ryu Hyun-jin, who debuted immediately that year, ranked first in the categories of ‘multiple wins (18 wins), ERA (2.23), and strikeouts (204)’, winning three awards as a pitcher, as well as the season MVP and rookie of the year awards. Since then, Ryu Hyun-jin has dominated the KBO league and grown into Korea’s best pitcher. He appeared in a total of 190 games over 7 seasons in the KBO League, recording 98 wins, 52 losses, 1 save, and an ERA of 2.80.
He also performed well in international competitions. He pitched a shutout against Canada at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He also started in the final against Cuba, going 2 wins, 0 losses, 13 strikeouts, and an ERA of 1.04 in 17⅓ innings. Thanks to Ryu Hyun-jin’s outstanding performance, Korea won an Olympic gold medal, received military service benefits, and began to receive attention on the international stage. Eventually, after completing the 2012 season, Ryu Hyun-jin entered the major league through the posting system. At the time, the LA Dodgers won the competition to recruit Ryu Hyun-jin by spending a bid of 25,737,737 dollars and 33 cents (approximately 27.9 billion won in Korean won at the time). In the end, Ryu Hyun-jin signed a large long-term contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers worth a total of $36 million for six years (current Hanwha standards, approximately 48 billion won). It was a huge jackpot.
◆ Shoulder surgery in 2015, elbow surgery in 2016, and elbow ligament fusion surgery last year… Still, like a roly-poly, I always stood up.
Ryu Hyun-jin’s outstanding performance continued for the LA Dodgers. In 2013, his major league debut season, he finished fourth in National League Rookie of the Year voting with an outstanding record of 14 wins, 8 losses, and an ERA of 3.00. Ryu Hyun-jin, who also won 14 games the following year, underwent left shoulder labrum surgery ahead of the 2015 season. It was his second major surgery since his high school days. Although it was the most sensitive shoulder area for a pitcher, Ryu Hyun-jin endured and endured. In September 2016, he underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery.메이저놀이터
Afterwards, Ryu Hyun-jin came back like a miracle. In 2019, he achieved a record of 14 wins and 5 losses and ranked first in the National League’s earned run average (2.32). He also finished second in Cy Young voting. As a result, it was a godsend to accept a qualifying offer (a system in which the original club offers a one-year contract to a free agent player; the salary is the average of the top 125 highest paid players in the big league) from the LA Dodgers after the end of the 2018 season. . In the end, he signed a four-year, $80 million (approximately 106.8 billion won) free agent jackpot contract with Toronto ahead of the 2020 season. Ryu Hyun-jin, who also played his part in Toronto, went to the operating table in June of last year to undergo his second elbow ligament joint surgery. And after about a year and two months of rehabilitation, he returned to the major leagues and is currently writing a human victory drama. After his return, he started in 7 games and posted outstanding results of 3 wins, 2 losses, and an ERA of 2.65, along with 28 hits, 8 walks, 28 strikeouts, and 15 runs (10 earned) in 34 innings.
Hyunjin Ryu. /AFPBBNews=News1
◆ Ryu Hyun-jin is ‘different’ from other pitchers who have undergone elbow ligament joint surgery. If he is on pace this season, his performance next year is even more expected.
MLB.com believed that Ryu Hyun-jin was different from other pitchers who underwent elbow ligament fusion surgery. The media said, “Usually, it takes a while for pitchers to get back on track after undergoing elbow ligament joint surgery. But not Ryu Hyun-jin,” and “Ryu Hyun-jin has made seven starts since his name was removed from the injured list. He pitched and recorded a sparkling ERA of 2.65 and a WHIP (on-base percentage per inning) of 1.06 over 34 innings. Ryu Hyun-jin was praised for filling the 5th starting spot left by Alec Manoah, who was sent down to the minor league twice this season. .
Ryu Hyun-jin has been pitching consistently since his return. After returning against the Baltimore Orioles on August 2, he slowly began to regain his glory. Against Cleveland on the 8th of last month, he pitched a perfect pitch with 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, and no runs while not allowing a single hit in 4 innings. Then, in the game against the Chicago Cubs on the 14th, Ryu Hyun-jin succeeded in his first win of the season after pitching 5 innings, allowing 2 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 2 runs (2 earned), and went on to win 3 times in a row. Above all else, he boasts of his ability to control speed and speed based on his sophisticated ball control. Ryu Hyun-jin shows that velocity is not everything even in his major league, putting opposing hitters to sleep with his perfect pitching design. Ryu Hyun-jin himself expressed great satisfaction with his curve, saying, “I would like to give it 100 points out of 100.” In the game against Colorado held at Coors Field on September 2, he did his part, allowing 4 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 2 runs in 5 innings. On the 7th, he faced Oakland, allowing 5 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 5 strikeouts, and 2 runs in 5 innings. Played 5 innings in 5 consecutive games. Except for his first game against Baltimore, he has allowed 2 earned runs or less in all six games since the Cleveland game.
If this continues, it is certain that he will receive love calls from many clubs even after this season ends. Basically, Ryu Hyun-jin is currently minimizing his runs as a starting resource by steadily eating 5 innings. MLB.com asserted, “Currently, Ryu Hyun-jin is 36 years old,” and “(perhaps due to his age) when he becomes a free agent, he will not be able to sign a four-year contract worth $80 million like last time.” However, “If Ryu Hyun-jin continues his current performance, it seemed unlikely until a month ago, but he will be able to sign a multi-year contract with good financial terms.” (If he keeps rolling like this he could put himself in line for a profitable multiyear pact)”. Even in the United States, Ryu Hyun-jin is considered an exemplary example of the second elbow ligament joint surgery. As long as he can maintain a healthy arm, Ryu Hyun-jin can be seen as a proven top pitching resource. After this season, which team will Ryu Hyun-jin hit the jackpot again and wear the uniform of? There is already a lot of interest.