Still, this is a good one-two punch.”

One of Hanwha’s biggest gains this year is that it properly organized the 1st to 3rd starters after Birch Smith’s retirement. They are Felix Pena, Ricardo Sanchez, and Moon Dong-ju. It is certain that he will grow up as a top-class local ace who will succeed Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays).안전놀이터

The important ones are Pena and Sanchez. Although he failed to lead the team to the semifinals, the current 10 club foreign pitchers and the 1st and 2nd starters overall do not lag behind the combination of Pena and Sanchez. Pena is 8-8 in 24 games this season, with an ERA of 3.39 and a batting average of 0.219 and WHIP of 1.15 in 138 innings. Based on the baseball statistics website Statties, his WAR was 2.87, ranking 11th among pitchers and 29th in the league. 6th in WHIP and 7th in most innings.

Sanchez, who joined Smith as a substitute foreign pitcher, is 6-5 with a 3.63 ERA and 0.271 WHIP in 91⅔ innings in 17 games this season. The two foreign pitchers are 14 wins and 13 losses in 41 games, 229⅔ innings. It’s not top-notch records, but it’s a good enough one-two punch.

First of all, both are competitive in speed. Pena takes an average of 146.1 km and a maximum of 147 to 148 km. He’s not a very fast ball, but he’s not a slow ball either. Sanchez is a lefty and averages 148.5 km. He easily takes 150 km. Pena mixes a two-seam changeup and slider curve, while Sanchez mixes a changeup, slider, and curveball.

There are specific weaknesses. Coach Choi Won-ho said ahead of the KIA game in Gwangju on the 25th, “Pena suddenly gets out of control into the strike zone and gives up a walk. Sanchez said, “When the ball goes over 80, the ball driven to the center surges and gets a lot of hits.”

However, the overall evaluation of the industry is that there are more advantages than this part. Pena is basically evaluated as having a high-quality breaking ball. In particular, the changeup is the best in the country. Based on stats, the hit rate is 0.145. He fell further than last year when it was 0.150. He can command a moving fastball, and his ability to manage the game is also supported. He basically throws 6 or 7 innings.

He only allowed 5 runs in the 4th inning of the 25th game. However, it was largely because he lost his normal pace after his hand bled while throwing a slider. Nevertheless, he showed a sense of responsibility to finish the inning. On June 27, the KT match also bleed, but at that time, it became a winning pitcher with 7 innings and 1 run (visa).

For Sanchez, the fact that a left-hander can record 150 km is a weapon in itself. His game management ability, command, and control are relatively poor. However, a power analysis official from another club said, “It is quite threatening.” Crucially, this fast ball is sprayed boldly toward the body. However, there are times when it is pushed into the middle and beaten, but on the day it is scratched, it is untouchable. It is evaluated that if you gain experience in the KBO league, you have a lot of potential for development.

Manager Choi Won-ho said, “If you are a foreign pitcher, two people must win at least 25 wins and throw more than 180 innings. That’s 6 innings in 30 games. He said, “It is better if the average earned run average is in the middle of the 3-point range.” Pena and Sanchez don’t fit this. However, it is true that I am curious about the data when I play full-time next year. It is increasingly difficult to find good foreign pitchers. Pena and Sanchez are in many ways a good combination that is not like a low-ranking one-two punch.

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