“To fill the void left by Ross Stripling (San Francisco Giants) last season…
The Toronto Star, a Canadian Toronto media, predicted the Toronto Blue Jays this season through Q&A with readers on the 15th (hereinafter Korean time) . He coldly diagnosed that in the current power, a surprise star must appear to gain momentum. Some fans were worried about Jose Berrios, who was sluggish in the Puerto Rico national team.
The starting lineup this season is Alec Manoa, Berrios, Kevin Gaussman, Chris Bassett and Yusei Kikuchi. When Ryu Hyun-jin returns in the second half, he is expected to enter the rotation in place of Kikuchi. He is a starter with many variables. It is also unknown whether the other line will explode again to the level of the 2021 season.예스벳 토토
“What the hell happened to Berrios,” said one fan. Then, the Toronto Star said, “The efficiency of the four-seam and sinker has decreased. The difference between 2021 and 2022 in average fastball velocity was about 0.1 mile. The issue has to do with location. It went too far into the hitable part.”
7 years, 131 million dollars (approximately 170.7 billion won) Right-hander Berrios was the least stable among American League pitchers who filled the required innings last season. He doesn’t even have a good start this season. Joining the Puerto Rico WBC national team. However, on the 13th against Venezuela, it collapsed with 5 hits, 1 strikeout, 2 walks and 6 runs in 1 inning. In the end, it became the cause of the 6-9 defeat.
However, the Toronto Star believes that Berrios’ pitching quality has not deteriorated and that adjustments will begin by adjusting the arm height and release point. Since there are no injuries, the WBC is also participating. The Toronto Star said, “Stamina is not a problem. The problem is the location and adjustments are ongoing.”
Another fan said that the 5th starter was also uneasy. Kikuchi is doing great in the exhibition match, but he notices that he doesn’t believe it yet. In the end, the Toronto Star said, “One of Berrios and Kikuchi should continue the team’s winning streak. And when one or two players make an unexpected contribution, some positive surprises are found.”
It means that there must be a surprise star. In this part, Ryu Hyun-jin was mentioned. Stripling brilliantly filled Ryu Hyun-jin’s void. The Toronto Star said, “Last season, Stripling transformed into a piece in the middle of the starting lineup trusted by Long Relief in a matter of weeks to fill the void left by Ryu Hyun-jin. We need a player like this for Toronto this season, but it’s hard to see who it is.”