The American sports media ‘ESPN’ selected the rankings of the starting pitchers for 30 clubs on the 8th (hereinafter referred to as Korean time). The Toronto Blue Jays, the team belonging to Ryu Hyun-jin (36), came in 8th place.
The media classified eight pitchers as starting resources: Alec Manoa, Kevin Gaussman, Chris Bassett, Jose Berrios, Yusei Kikuchi, Nate Pearson, Mitch White, and Ryu Hyun-jin. Among them, Manoa, Gaussman, and Bassett were expected to achieve 20 wins.
The expected performance of Berrios, who started last year’s opening game, was 13-14. On the other hand, he predicted less than 10 wins for Kikuchi, Pearson and White.
‘ESPN’ predicted, “As Bassett joined, Toronto built a strong starting lineup with a 20-win trio.”
Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent left elbow ligament joint surgery in June last year, is going through the rehabilitation process smoothly. He said in a departure interview in December of last year, “I think I will go to the rehabilitation game from June. (Aiming to return in July) I will only look at July and prepare.” The media predicted that Ryu Hyun-jin would win 3-4.
The best starting team selected by this media is the New York Yankees. It was predicted that three pitchers, Gerrit Cole, Carlos Rodon, and Nestor Cortes, would reach the 20-win mark. 스포츠토토
The New York Mets, which built an extremely powerful one-two punch with Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, rose to third place. Last year’s World Series winners, the Houston Astros, ranked sixth and the Los Angeles Dodgers ranked ninth.
The San Diego Padres also ranked 14th. The starting trio, including Darvish Yu, Joe Musgrove, and Blake Snell, was expected to achieve 20 wins. Shohei Ohtani’s team, the Los Angeles Angels, ranked 17th, while Choi Ji-man and Bae Ji-hwan’s Pittsburgh Pirates ranked 25th.