Former Taiwanese League lefty with sweeper throw could make KBO debut

Eric Stout, a foreign pitcher for the Zhongxin Brothers of Taiwanese professional baseball who uses a sweeper as his primary weapon, has been targeted by Korean teams.

According to a report by American sports media outlet Major League Trade Rumors on Sept. 24 (KST), Stout is receiving interest from not only domestic teams, but also teams in the United States and Japan.

Stout, who made his big league debut with the Kansas City Royals in 2018, has also played for the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates. In his career, he has a 7.30 ERA in 23 games with no wins or losses.

After playing in Triple-A for the Cubs and Seattle Mariners this season, he joined the Taiwanese baseball organization Zhongxin Brothers in July, going 6-5 with a 3.28 ERA in 12 games (68⅔ innings).

The outlet concluded, “Stout is likely to get another chance by playing in Taiwanese baseball. Even if he doesn’t make it to the major leagues, he’ll likely end up in Japan or South Korea, where the level of play is higher than in Taiwan.”

“Playing in Japan or Korea will give him a chance to improve his chances of returning to the major leagues.”

Stout’s main weapon is known as a sweeper.

It was a sweeper that Japanese pitcher Shohei Ohtani threw in the ninth inning of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) final in March when he struck out American hitter Mike Trout on a wild pitch to seal the win.

It’s a variation of a slider that has a slightly slower velocity than a regular slider, but a larger lateral angle. It curves outward to righties.

The most popular pitcher in the KBO this year is Eric Peddy, 카지노사이트가이드 who was the ace of the NC Dinos. He learned it from Shelby Miller (LA Dodgers) and refined it in the offseason.

He averages 148.6 mph with his two-seam fastball and his deciding pitch, a sweeper. Players from other teams, as well as his own team, have shown great interest in his sweeper.

In his first season in Korea, Pedi went 20-6 with a 2.00 ERA and 209 strikeouts, ranking first in three categories: wins, ERA, and most strikeouts. The “20 wins + 200 strikeouts” mark is the first in 37 years since Sun Dong-ryul of the Hattae Tigers in 1986.

He also had the honor of becoming the fourth pitcher in KBO history to achieve the Triple Crown, joining Sun Dong-ryul, Hanwha’s Ryu Hyun-jin, and KIA’s Yoon Seok-min.

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