5.1% strikeout rate batter and 165km pitcher compete in ML someday other than WBC

 A showdown between the batter with the least strikeouts in Asia and the pitcher with the best strikeouts. when can i see you

The matchup between the KBO League’s best hitter Lee Jung-hoo and NPB’s best pitcher Sasaki Rocky, who will meet someday in the major leagues, has been selected as a matchup that will receive intensive spotlight at the World Baseball Classic (WBC).

MLB.com posted a corner titled ‘World Baseball Classic (WBC) Dream Match 12 Line’ on the 5th (hereinafter Korean time).스포츠토토

Following the showdown between Shohei Ohtani (Japan) and Mike Trout (USA), the showdown between Lee Jung-hoo and Sasaki was mentioned for the second time. MLB.com evaluated ‘Lee Jeong-hoo and Sasaki’s confrontation as international phenoms and a matchup between potential major league prospects’.

Lee Jeong-hoo has grown into a hitter representing the KBO by winning 5 batting crowns and MVP last year, while Sasaki is a rookie ace who freely throws fastballs that exceed 160km, and achieved the youngest perfect game in NPB last year, drawing attention from the major leagues. there is.

MLB.com said, ‘Lee Jung-hoo, 24 years old, was named MVP last year with a batting average of 0.349, 23 homers, and 113 RBIs. He plans to apply for a major league posting after this season. Sasaki is 21 years old and has already established himself as one of the most dynamic pitchers in Japan. He introduced the two players, saying that in April of last year he threw a 102-mile fastball and produced a perfect game with 19 strikeouts.

At the same time, MLB.com attached a scene where Sasaki took the mound in a practice game against the Chunichi Dragons on the 4th and threw a 102.5 mile (165 km) fastball.

However, it is very unlikely that Lee Jung-hoo and Sasaki will face each other at the WBC. This is because Sasaki will not be able to pitch in the WBC 1st round group stage match against Korea on the 10th, and Korea and Japan must both advance to the finals before another confrontation is possible.

In the Fan Grafs international prospect ranking, Lee Jung-hoo ranked 4th and Sasaki ranked 3rd. Fan Grafs pays attention to the strikeout category in evaluating the two players.

Lee Jung-hoo ranks first in career batting average among hitters with 2,000 or more at-bats in KBO history. He also walked 66 in 627 at bats last year while striking out just 32, less than half that. The strikeout rate is 5.10%, so the expression ‘phenomenal’ is appropriate. Last year, the major league leader in this category was American League batting champion Luis Araez, who struck out 43 in 603 at-bats with a strikeout rate of 7.13%.

Sasaki produced the youngest perfect game in NPB at the age of 20 years, 5 months and 7 days, striking out 19 in 9 innings against the Orix Buffaloes on April 10 last year. He appeared in 29 games last year and posted a 9-4 record with a 2.02 ERA, throwing 129⅓ innings and striking out 173. The average strikeout in 9 innings is 12.04. The major league leader in this category last year was Carlos Rodon, who marked 11.98. This passage shows Sasaki’s strikeout ability.

The confrontation between Lee Jung-hoo, who has excellent strikes, and ‘Doctor K’ Sasaki, who sprays 100 miles, is bound to be interesting no matter what time it is.

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