Ryu Hyun-jin’s average speed on the curve this season is 70.1 miles per hour about 112.8 kilometers, the lowest in the Major League 342nd. 스포츠토토 However, the effect is perfect. Major League Baseball is also admiring the way he overpowers his opponent with a slower curve.
Major League Baseball pitching analyst Rob Friedman posted on his Twitter account on the 27th a scene in which Ryu Hyun-jin struck out Andres Jimenez, the last batter in the fourth inning, with a curve in a home game against the Cleveland Guardians at Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Friedman said on top of the video, Ryu Hyun-jin’s beautiful 64.6 miles per hour about 104 kilometers curve. He said, This season, the starting pitcher is the slowest ball to induce a swing, adding, When you look at most pitchers, you see how fast he threw, but when Ryu Hyun-jin pitches, you see how slow he threw.
On this day, Ryu Hyun-jin blocked five innings with four hits and three runs (two earned runs and earned his third win one loss of the season. Thanks to Ryu Hyun-jin’s all-out pitching, Toronto won 8-3 and escaped its third straight loss. Among Ryu Hyun-jin’s pitches, the most eye-catching type of pitch was the curve. Ryu Hyun-jin filled 70 balls with 29 fastball, 19 changeups, 13 curves and 9 cutters.
His fastball speed averaged 142 kilometers per hour and reached a maximum speed of 146 kilometers per hour. Instead, Ryu Hyun-jin lowered the curve ball speed, aiming for the effect that other pitches feel faster. Ryu Hyun-jin’s average speed on the curve was 108.5 kilometers per hour, 4 kilometers per hour slower than the season average. The slowest ball was a 104km/h curve that struck out Jimenez with a swing.
Ryu Hyun-jin drew seven swings with 13 curves, four of which were missed swings. Although he was hit by a solo home run by Tyler Freeman while throwing a curve after one out in the fifth inning, Ryu Hyun-jin threw two curves in the sixth inning, making Cleveland batters dizzy.
Ryu Hyun-jin’s curveball rate this season is 18.6%, which is similar to last year’s (21%). However, the frequency of using the curve as a decisive ball has increased and the effect is greatly enjoyed.
Ryu Hyun-jin’s curve swing induction rate this season was 31.0 percent before the game, up 16.7 percentage points from 13.3 percent last year. The curve hit rate was 0.182 this year, including the game on the 27th, down 0.049 from 0.231 last year. When Ryu Hyun-jin was a student at Dongsan High School, he was called a “curve bowler” because he mainly used fastballs and curves.
He learned changeups in 2006 when he joined the Hanwha Eagles in Korean professional baseball and advanced to the big leagues in 2013 after dominating the Korean stage with this pitch. After joining the pro league, his curveball percentage dropped. The change-up was also the key to the soft landing of the Major League Baseball.
However, as the game was played, the need for various pitches was reduced, and cutters and curves were used as pitches to match the main weapon changeup by controlling the pitch rate. In August 2023, when he returned to the mound after a long rehabilitation after undergoing elbow ligament joint surgery, Ryu Hyun-jin’s winning ball was a curve.