‘Regain the lost 1.4 miles’ RYU’s lonely fight left alone

Toronto Blue Jays Ryu Hyun-jin was a power pitcher in the KBO, throwing fastballs around 150km during the Hanwha Eagles days.

Even in the early days of joining the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was not difficult to throw a fastball of over 150 km, or 93.2 miles. According to Statcast, Ryu’s four-seam fastball average velocity was 91.1 mph in 2013 and 91.4 mph in 2014, his debut season. His highest velocity was a four-seam he threw to Josh Hamilton in the bottom of the 6th against the Los Angeles Angels on August 8, 2014, recording 95.7 mph.

During those two seasons, out of 2,874 four-seam and two-seam throws by Ryu Hyun-jin, 335 of them were 93.2 mph or higher, or 11.7 percent. In 2014, the average fastball speed of all major league pitchers was 92.4 miles, so it was only 1 mile away from Ryu Hyun-jin’s.

Ryu Hyun-jin’s speed has declined dramatically since he underwent shoulder surgery in May 2015. Her average velocity, which fell below 91 mph in 2016, was 90.7 mph in 2019, before dropping to the 80s in 2020. She was 89.8 miles in 2020, 89.9 miles in 2021 and 89.3 miles in 2022. And he underwent Tommy John surgery last June.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who is rehabilitating at a camp in Dunedin, Florida, is left alone when his teammates leave for the season opener two days later. His rehabilitation is originally a battle with himself, but it can be more difficult if he is alone.

However, the rehabilitation schedule is fixed. He plans to start bullpen pitching from April, and if the progress is good, he will be able to start pitching in practice after mid-May. He has to digest 4-5 minor league rehab pitches. The target time to return is mid-July, that is, the second half.

Of course, the important thing in Ryu Hyun-jin’s rehabilitation is building a perfect body, but even that is a process to regain restraint. Only when the body is intact can the redemption be raised. It is difficult to regain the former ace power without restoring restraint. Even if she only recovers about 90.7 miles from 2019, when she competed for the National League Cy Young Award, it is a success. It is to increase 1.4 miles from the speed before surgery. 카지노

Notably, nearly half of pitchers who have undergone Tommy John surgery report an increase in velocity. You can also expect this from Ryu Hyun-jin. I can’t say for sure, but if my elbow muscles and ligaments are strengthened, and I can throw freely without worrying about one side of my heart, there is a good chance that my velocity will be faster.

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