U.S. media “interested in MLB clubs” in Pedi, who left outstanding results in Korea
Right-handed pitcher Eric Peddie, 30, who returns to the United States on Aug. 8 after a year with the NC Dinos of the Korean Baseball Organization, is attracting interest from Major League Baseball (MLB) teams, according to the New York Post.토토사이트
Pedi started 30 games for NC this year, going 20-6 with a 2.00 ERA, 29.5 percent strikeout rate, 4.9 percent walk rate, and 70 percent ground ball rate in 180⅓ innings pitched, according to the newspaper.
Considering that major league pitchers had a 42.5 percent ground ball rate this year, Pedi’s performance was good enough to earn him the KBO’s Cy Young Award, which recognizes the best starting pitcher of the year.
A sweeper evangelist with a twist, Pedi became just the fifth pitcher in KBO history to record 20 wins and 200 strikeouts in a season, as well as the league’s all-time leader in wins, ERA, and strikeouts (209).
After compiling a 21-33 record with a 5.41 ERA in six years in the big leagues as a prospect for the Washington Nationals, Pedi has found a new chapter in his career in Korea.
MLBTradeRumors.com, which covers MLB player transfers, cited Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Merrill Kelly, Chris Flexen (formerly of the Doosan Bears) and Josh Lindblom (formerly of the Doosan-Lotte Giants) as examples of players who have been exported from the KBO to the MLB, and it is expected that Pedi’s outstanding performance this year will attract the attention of many clubs.
The outlet noted that Pedi could get more than that when he returns to the U.S. after his stint in Korea, given that Kelly received $5.5 million over two years, Lindblom received $9.12 million in combined incentives over three years and Flexen received $4.75 million over two years with an option, but he would fall short of the contract guarantees of top pitchers.
An NC official told Yonhap News Agency on July 7 that they will try to hold on to Pedi, but it won’t be easy to re-sign him, as he is likely to return to the United States.