Finally, today! “I’m signing a contract.” Hanwha → MLB → Hanwha, Ryu Hyun-jin’s history

The Hanwha Eagles’ Ryu Hyun-jin is expected to return. MHN Sports exclusively reported on the evening of the 20th that Ryu will hold a contract signing ceremony at the Rivera Hotel in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul at 9 a.m. on the 21st.핑크알바

After the signing ceremony, Ryu will move to Incheon International Airport and join the team immediately. Earlier, the Hanwha team returned to Korea on Tuesday after finishing its first spring camp in Melbourne, Australia. The team will move to Okinawa, Japan, on Tuesday to start its second camp.

Korean Monster Ryu Hyun-jin graduated from Dongsan High School in Incheon and was drafted by the Hanwha Eagles as the second runner-up in the 2006 rookie draft. The down payment was 250 million won. The SK Wyverns (currently SSG Landers), who were receiving the first pick in the Incheon area, chose Lee Jae-won (currently Hanwha), not Ryu Hyun-jin, and the Lotte Giants, who had the second pick, Na Seung-hyun.

At the time, SK focused on Ryu, who had Tommy John surgery as a sophomore, but displayed good pitching power. He also had interest in Lee Jae-won, who was called the “biggest catcher” at high school. In the case of SK, concerns were high over its next catcher due to the joining of the FA of its starting catcher Park Kyung-wan and Sangmu of Jung Sang-ho. In addition, SK manager Cho Bum-hyun also failed to be picked by SK when he announced the nomination of Lee Jae-won.

Lotte, which had the right to pick Ryu in the first round of the second draft, was expected to pick Ryu Hyun-jin, but Lotte unexpectedly picked Na Seung-hyun, a Gwangju Jeil High School pitcher. Lotte scouts were agonizing over Na and Ryu because Ryu Hyun-jin showed sluggish performance at the Phoenix Reckoning just before the second draft and Na Seung-hyun performed well. In the end, Lotte turned to Na Seung-hyun, and Ryu Hyun-jin was called by the Hanwha Eagles, who had the second pick.

Ryu Hyun-jin’s first move by the Hanwha Eagles was the birth of a monster. Ryu Hyun-jin started to make his name known to the world on April 12, 2006, when he garnered his first win in the KBO League by pitching 7.1 innings of scoreless 10 strikeouts in his first start against LG. The 10 strikeouts in his debut match were the third milestone after Haitai Sun Dong-yeol and Lotte Park Dong-hee. In the same year, Ryu had an ERA of 2.23 18 wins, six losses, one save and 204 strikeouts in 30 appearances. In particular, Ryu was the first rookie to surpass 200 strikeouts in 200 innings. In addition, 18 wins were tied with Kim Gun-woo as a rookie and the most by a high school graduate.

With his tremendous performance, Ryu not only won Rookie of the Year award but also won the MVP award in the regular season along with the pitcher Golden Glove. He will also receive 100 million won in salary, a five-fold increase from 20 million won at the time.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who recorded 17 wins and 7 losses with a 2.94 strikeouts and 178 strikeouts in 30 games in 2007, joined the national team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In particular, he pitched 8.2 innings of seven strikeouts and two runs in the final match against Cuba along with a shutout victory against Canada, which was a preliminary match, helping the national team win a gold medal. Ryu Hyun-jin’s performance in 2008 was 14 wins and seven losses with a 3.31 strikeouts in 26 games and 165.2 innings.

Ryu continued to pitch in 2009. Due to poor performance of Hanwha in the same year, he failed to increase the number of wins, but he recorded 13 wins, 12 losses, and an earned run average of 3.57 strikeouts in 28 games.

2010 was Ryu’s career high season. He had 16 wins and four losses with 1.82 strikeouts and 187 strikeouts in 25 games. Notably, he recorded QS+ in 22 games out of 25 games he pitched, continuing his QS record since 2009, and achieving the new quality start record in 29 consecutive games. He struck out 17 times in nine innings against LG in Cheongju on May 11, beating the previous record of most strikeouts Choi Dong-won, Sun Dong-yeol and Lee Dae-jin. He also marked a bold milestone in his one-point earned run average, which has not yet emerged from the KBO league.

In 2011, Ryu failed to play his part due to the aftermath of participation in the Guangzhou Asian Games and scapula pain. He joined the second-tier Korean pro team through rehabilitation in the middle of the season, but Ryu garnered 11 wins and seven losses with a 3.36 ERA and 128 strikeouts in 126 innings in 24 games.

In 2012, his last year in the KBO League, he had nine wins and a 2.66 strikeouts in 27 games, 182.2 innings. Although he did not accumulate many wins, the 210 strikeouts he captured were overwhelming, showing a whopping 66 differences from the then-second-ranked LG Redames Leeds.

With the end of the 2012 season, Ryu made his way to a bigger stage. He signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers through the posting system and headed to the Major League Baseball. According to the contract details at the time, Ryu received a six-year, 36-million-dollar guarantee from the Dodgers. In addition, $2,5737,737 (about 33.8 billion won) was set as the posting amount. The Dodgers spent a total of 62 million dollars (80.6 billion won) for six years to bring in Ryu. Since his debut in 2006, Ryu has posted a career record of 98 wins and 52 losses in 190 games (1,269 innings) and a 2.80 strikeout average.

His first season with the Dodgers in 2013 was also a success. Some predicted early in the season that Ryu would not be successful, but he proved it through his pitches. He had 14 wins and eight losses with 3.00 strikeouts and 154 strikeouts in 192 innings in 30 games.

In 2014, Ryu garnered 14 wins and seven losses with an earned run average of 3.38 strikeouts in 152 innings in 26 games. Although his earned run average (ERA) slightly improved compared to 2013, his performance was not bad. In the third season in the Major League, Ryu rested due to arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder. At the time, some predicted that Ryu would not be able to make a comeback due to shoulder surgery. As of then, the surgery on his wrist was not showing good performance.

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