After the 2019 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers were lukewarm in renewing the free agent contract with pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays), who had a career-high season in second place in the National League (NL) Cy Young Young. It was because there was a young and fast left-handed pitcher named Julio Urias (27).
From 2020 메이저사이트, when Ryu Hyun-jin left, Yurias took off as the Dodgers’ full-time starting pitcher. Yurias, who decorated the winning moment with a save of 2⅓ innings in the 6th game of the World Series during the Corona 19 shortened season in 2020, took first place in the NL with 20 wins in 2021, and last year continued his momentum with the NL average ERA (2.16). went.
At the end of this season, he also gets his first FA qualification. On the 13th (Korean time), the US ‘The Athletic’ said of Urias, ‘A rare 27-year-old young man in the FA market,’ and ‘Assuming he stays healthy, he will sign a contract worth more than $200 million. He will be the 7th pitcher in history,’ he predicted the FA jackpot.
Urias is also a client of ‘Super Agent’ Scott Boras. Boras has already started selling, saying, “A modern version of Whitey Pod that shines from young to old.”
Ford, a left-handed pitcher who played for the New York Yankees from 1950 to 1967, threw 1370 innings in 498 games, recording 236 wins with a 2.75 ERA and 1956 strikeouts. He is the Yankees’ all-time winningest pitcher, boasting a career as a Cy Young Award once, a World Series MVP once, an All-Star 10 times, and an earned run average ranked first twice. After his retirement, he was also inducted into the Hall of Fame, and passed away in 2020 at the age of 91.
Ford, who became a winning pitcher in the World Series from the first season of his debut at the age of 21, enjoyed his heyday as the Cy Young Award and World Series MVP at the age of 32. He was a league-top starter until age 36, and retired after a season at age 38. Boras, like Ford, promoted Yurias as a long-running pitcher.
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Ford won the World Series six times with the most wins (10 wins) in his career, and Yurias also has a strong image in such a big game. In 2020, he played an active role in 6 postseason games (2 starts), 4 wins, 1 save, and an average ERA of 1.17, leading the Dodgers to the World Series championship in 32 years. A big game pitcher could be an attractive factor for teams dreaming of winning.
The Athletic cited the fact that the average speed of Yurias’ four-seam fastball has been declining continuously for the fourth year from 95.1 miles (153 km) in 2019 to 93 miles (149.7 km) this year as a factor of concern. However, with the lowest walk rate (4.9%) this season, the command is good, and the diversification of pitches by adding cutters as well as slubs and changeups was positively evaluated.
The Dodgers have no news of a contract extension with Urias. While it is expected that he will focus all his energy on signing Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels), the biggest FA player, if he loses him, the Athletic predicts that he will renew the contract with Yurias. Furthermore, it was predicted that the San Diego Padres, who need reinforcement of the starting lineup, the Los Angeles Angels, owned by Mexican-American owner Arte Moreno, and the New York Mets, owned by billionaire Stephen Cohen, would be interested in Yurias.