Is the slider as fast as Ryu Hyun-jin’s fastball? Go head-to-head against the top 3% fireballers

Veteran Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays), who knows how to deal with hitters even with a slow ball, will face off on the mound with a “fireballer” who throws a fast ball that exceeds 100 miles per hour.

Considering Toronto’s starting rotation, Ryu Hyun-jin will start in an away game against the Cincinnati Reds in the Major League at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, USA at 2:40 a.m. on the 21st, Korean time.

This is Ryu Hyun-jin’s fourth appearance of the season after returning from elbow surgery in June last year. On the 14th, in a home game against the formidable Chicago Cubs, Ryu Hyun-jin played a good fight with 2 runs in 5 innings (no visa) and won a sensational starter after 444 days.

Cincinnati’s starting pitcher is Hunter Green, who boasts a fastball.

According to Fan Graph, a media specializing in American baseball statistics, Green’s four-seam fastball average speed this year is over 158 km/h. Four-seam velocity is in the top 3% of all major league pitchers. Conversely, Ryu Hyun-jin’s average four-seam speed is in the bottom 3%. Both pitchers deal with batters in different ways.

It’s not just the four-seam that’s fast. The average speed of the slider is close to 142 km per hour, similar to Ryu Hyun-jin’s four-seam average speed this season. Green uses his four-seam and slider to deal with hitters and often mixes in his changeup. The pattern is simple, but the power is good.

Green is a second-year pitcher who debuted in the big leagues last year. He has made 14 starts this year and is 2-4 with a 3.93 earned run average. He struck out 100 in 73⅓ innings.

Green has been on the big league mound for the first time in a while. Green, who was listed on the disabled list due to a hip injury in mid-June, has successfully completed several minor league rehabilitation appearances and will make a comeback against Toronto on the 21st.

Ryu Hyun-jin is quickly regaining his normal pace after returning from injury. The four-seam restraint is only in the early 140km/h range, but the power of the changeup is still strong and the slow curve is also working. If the green overwhelms the batter with power, Ryu Hyun-jin shakes the batting timing of the batter with the ‘Eight Color Bird’ pitch to lead a weak hit.메이저놀이터

Toronto and Cincinnati are competing fiercely for wild cards in the American League and National League, respectively. It is a battle from which one cannot retreat. Veteran Joey Votto is alive and well in Cincinnati, but young players form the center of the batting line.

In particular, we need to pay attention to top prospect Eli de la Cruz. Overall, the strength of the hitters is good, and there are many players who come to the plate with a very positive attitude.

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