Ko Woo-seok, who has been ignored by local media since announcing he was going to the major leagues, has finally been mentioned. But it’s not very reliable.
A site called “The Forkball” reported on May 25 that the St. Louis Cardinals were linked to Ko. The outlet also posted the story on another site called Yardbarker.
“According to ‘multiple sources,’ the Cardinals are interested in Goh,” they wrote, adding that “the Cardinals have some big holes on their roster, and pitching is where they need the most reinforcements.”
While Goh struggled last season with a 3.68 ERA and 1.364 WHIP in 44 innings pitched, he was dominant the previous two seasons, according to the outlet, which noted that he has recorded 30 or more saves in three straight seasons.
As for his pitches, they said that he has a fastball that averages in the mid-90s and tops out at 98 mph, a cutter, and a curveball that dips from 12 to 6 o’clock, and that he has the pitches to succeed in the major leagues.
They expect Go, like Oh, to start his major league career as a middle innings pitcher rather than a closer.
“He has the potential to develop into a closer, or at least a decent middle reliever,” they said.
They added that because he’s in the major leagues on the posting system, he can’t be signed unless his original team approves.레모나토토 주소
As mentioned earlier, this is the first time Ko’s name has been mentioned in an overseas media outlet.
The problem is the credibility of the outlet. The journalist credited with writing the article, JM Kuska, is a near-anonymous journalist with no track record.
A reporter covering the Cardinals on the field shared his thoughts on the story, saying, “It makes sense when you think about what this team is doing and what they’ve done in the past.”
The Cardinals have aggressively pursued pitchers from the Korean Baseball Organization and Nippon Professional Baseball before, and have experienced success. It remains to be seen if they will try their hand at another pitcher from an unfamiliar stage.