What would have happened if Ryu Hyun-jin (36) had been with the Toronto Blue Jays, who are recording a win rate of 60%.
The American ‘The Athletic’ announced the power rankings of 30 major league teams on the 9th (Korean time), and selected one player from each team who had a vacancy due to injury, trade, or free agent contract.
Hyun-Jin Ryu was selected as Toronto’s 메이저놀이터‘I wish he was here’, ranked 6th in the power rankings. Ryu Hyun-jin is undergoing a one-year rehabilitation process after being out of the season due to elbow ligament joint surgery in June of last year. He is expected to be able to return to action as early as July.
The Athletic pointed out, “Last week, Toronto was swept by the Boston Red Sox for a fourth consecutive loss, but rebounded by sweeping the Pittsburgh Pirates.”
The Philadelphia Phillies on the 10th and 11th, the Atlanta Braves on the 13th and 15th, the New York Yankees on the 16th and 19th, the Baltimore Orioles on the 20th and 22nd, the Tampa Bay Rays on the 23rd and 26th, and the Minnesota Twins on the 27th and 29th.
The Athletic said, ‘Hyeon-jin Ryu, who has been in Toronto the longest and debuted faster than any other pitcher on the roster, has been active for a long time with stable pitching. He contributed to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 106 victories in 2019, when they finished second in the Cy Young Award voting. He said, “He’s still recovering from Tommy John surgery, but Ryu Hyun-jin could return later this summer. Until then, Toronto may be riding a roller coaster,’ he said, expecting Ryu Hyun-jin’s return to be a great help to the team with ups and downs.
Toronto has a 21-14 win rate of 60% by the 9th, but is ranked third in the American League behind the Tampa Bay Rays (28-7, .800) and the Baltimore Orioles (22-12, .647). Overall, there are ups and downs in performance. Recently, after 6 wins in a row, 5 losses in a row and 3 wins in a row, the ups and downs are severe.
Out of 30 clubs, he ranks 8th in OPS (.756) and has good hitting power, but his ERA is 12th (4.06) and his mound is slightly inferior. The starting ERA is lower at 14th (4.22). Alec Manoa (1-2, 4.71), who was third in the American League Cy Young last year, Jose Berrios (3-3, 4.91), Kevin Gaussman (2-3, 3.86), and Chris Bassett (4-2, 4.28) The main starting pitchers are inconsistent.
Yusei Kikuchi (5 wins, 3.35), who was very sluggish last year, is playing more than expected, but the rest of the starters need to work hard to win. If Ryu Hyun-jin returns healthy after July, it can be a sure card that can calm down the ups and downs for Toronto.