Cincinnati Reds Hunter Green was gifted a six-year long-term contract from the club.
ESPN said on the 19th (Korean time), ‘Cincinnati and Hunter Green have agreed to a six-year, $53 million (approximately 70 billion won) extension contract.’ It was reported that the starting pitcher who threw the ball was tied up for a long time.”
The contract covers from this year to 2028, 메이저놀이터with a club option set at $21 million in 2029 with a $2 million buyout, ESPN added. It is the largest contract in the history of the Cincinnati club among players under the third year who did not qualify for salary adjustment.
Cincinnati CEO Bob Castellini said, “This contract is a call for Green to contribute to our club and community. He is part of a group of young players who will help us make the leap back to being a successful major league club.” revealed
Cincinnati has three young guns, including Green, Nick Rodolo (25), and Graham Ashcraft (25), as starters. Castellini explains that they are the future of Cincinnati.
Born in August 1999, Green turns 24 this year. Only two pitchers in history have signed long-term contracts at this age, Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners and Spencer Strider of the Atlanta Braves.
However, there is also an analysis that if Green rises to the top as a starting pitcher within the next two to three years, $53 million could be a bargain. The contract includes two years of Green’s free agency qualification.
Green made his major league debut last year after being drafted by Cincinnati with the second overall pick in the first round in 2017. He is currently the best fastball starter. Among the starting pitchers over the past two years, the pitcher who has thrown the fastest ball is Green. He threw a 102.6-mile (165.1 km) four-seam fastball against the St. Louis Cardinals on September 18 last year. Tommy Edman responded and connected with a heavy hit.
This season, in the opening game on March 31, he recorded 102.1 miles in the top of the 3rd inning against Carlos Santana of the Pittsburgh Pirates. His average velocity this season was 99.2 mph, up 0.3 mph from last year’s 98.9 mph.
He also throws a mix of slider and changeup. A slider that blends in at 40 percent is averaging 88.4 mph and a changeup at 2.3 percent averages 91.2 mph.
Last season, he went 5-13 in 24 games with a 4.44 earned run average, walking 48 and striking out 164 in 125⅔ innings.
This season, he threw 17 innings in 4 games, posting a 4.24 earned run average, 6 walks, and 24 strikeouts. His pitching is still unstable, but he has not allowed any walks in the last two games.