CBS Sports recently selected players who are not all-stars in each major league division this year, but who perform outstandingly. Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres) was proudly selected from the National League West Division. Conversely, on the 19th (hereinafter Korean time), one player was selected as the most disappointing player in each division.
Alec Manoa스포츠토토 (25, Toronto Blue Jays) was nominated for the Eastern Division of the American League. It’s humiliating. Manoa tasted his second minor league relegation of the season after taking his worst move this season with 3 wins and 9 losses with a 5.87 ERA in 19 games. Since he is in his second year in the big leagues, he has a minor league option for the club.
Manoa is also familiar to domestic fans, hoping for Ryu Hyun-jin. In fact, he got a lot of tips from Ryu Hyun-jin to survive as a starting pitcher and stood tall as the team’s ace in the 2022 season. In 31 games, he went 16-7 with an earned run average of 2.24, and showed off his spirit by finishing third in the American League Cy Young voting. He surpassed the position of fastball prospect Nate Pearson, who joined the team a year earlier.
However, Manoa could not overcome the sophomore jinx. He even confessed to forgetting how to throw a strike himself. He was demoted to the education league in the middle of the season and had time to balance his pitching.
Manoa returned after about a month and played 6 games. He wasn’t good, going 2-2 with a 4.91 earned run average. In the end, Toronto sent Manoa back to the minor leagues while reorganizing the rotation with Ryu Hyun-jin’s return. Manoa disappeared from the major leagues after a game against the Cleveland Guardians on the 11th (4 hits, 6 strikeouts, 3 walks, 4 runs lost in 4 innings).
There is a possibility that Manoa will return to the major leagues when an extended entry is applied in September. But then there’s no guarantee he’ll be in the starting rotation. The benefits of his performance last year are hard to reap anymore. He is expected to compete to enter the starting lineup from scratch next year.
CBS Sports said, “Manoa recorded an ERA of 5.87 and a strike/walk ratio of 1.34, far below his career standards (2.60 ERA, 3.37 strike/ball). Toronto took a month-long hiatus this summer and demoted him to the minor leagues. After his return, he displayed speed and ability to induce whiffs. He wasn’t at the level he wanted to be, but after his return he pitched better.”
In addition, CBS Sports is Tim Anderson (Chicago White Sox) of the American League Central, Jose Abreu (Houston Astros) of the American League West, Trey Turner (Philadelphia Phillies) of the National League East, and Adam Wainwright (St. Louis Cardinals) of the National League Central. , selected Jake McCarty (Arizona Diamondbacks) of the National League West as the most disappointing player in each division.