‘12.2 innings, 12K-ERA 0.71’ NC Pedi, 5th full-time starter in the big leagues

March 29, 2023 0 Comments

NC Dinos new foreign pitcher Eric Peddy (30) is attracting attention as a replacement for Drew Luchinski (35, Oakland Athletics), who served as an ace for four years from 2019 to last year. As Luchinski recorded 53 wins and 36 losses and an ERA of 3.06 in 121 KBO league games, the expectations for Pedi are high. It is also indirectly revealed in the fact that NC filled the $1 million, the upper limit on the ransom for new foreign players.

Peddie served as a full-time starter in the major leagues in 2021 and 2022. He was selected by the Washington Nationals in the first round (18th overall pick) of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft, and over the past two years, he has been a part of the starting lineup, starting 54 of 56 games. He made five starts during Washington’s World Series victory in 2019. 먹튀검증
NC hopes that Peddy will play an active part in the starting team with his stable game management ability. In line with that expectation, Peddie played well every time in the exhibition game. He started all three games and posted a 0.71 ERA, striking out 12 while giving up just two walks in 12.2 innings.

He didn’t just have good results. He consistently maintained a fastball velocity in the early 150km range. He was also good at breaking pitches, such as his curveball and changeup. In the middle of the spring camp in mid-February, he recorded the highest fastball speed of 149.8 km even though he pitched with only 80 to 90% power, and his pitching status improved even more in the demonstration game. Park Jae-hong, a commentator at MBC Sports+, said, “It is impossible to judge just by looking at the demonstration game, but it is really good to see the throwing.”

NC has a very large proportion of the 1st to 3rd starters this season, such as Peddy-Taylor Widener’s foreign one-two punch and domestic ace Koo Chang-mo. Although Yang Eui-ji (Doosan Bears) and Roh Jin-hyeok (Lotte Giants) are being evaluated as having weakened their power, if the starting lineup holds up to a certain extent, they can fully demonstrate their competitiveness. This is why Peddy’s good fight is welcome.

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