20-win pitcher, 3 gold medals… 23-year-old ranked first in home runs and RBIs… Which side should we focus on? The variable is the Asian Games.

If a pitcher with 20 wins and a 23-year-old home run king are born, which one should be given more value?

NC Dinos’ foreign pitcher Eric Peddy (30) is said to be the best pitcher in the KBO league this year, but no baseball player has a question mark. Everything, including pitch type, pitch position, and pitch control, is at the ‘post-KBO league’ level. Overwhelms KBO League hitters with a ball of another dimension.스포츠토토

Kiwoom Heroes match held at NC Park in Changwon on the 5th. Peddy, making his 24th appearance on the mound, held the Heroes’ batting lineup to two hits and no runs until the seventh inning. He threw all pitches, including two-seamers, cutters, and sweepers, to perfection. He gave up one walk and struck out 11, his most in a game.

Of the 93 pitches, 62, or 66.7%, were strikes. He sometimes hit batters with powerful pitches and attacked them with pitches that crossed the edge of the strike zone.

He performed poorly in the game against the KIA Tigers on August 31st, allowing 7 runs in 3 innings, and it was a temporary lack of condition. He took the mound in 5 days and confirmed that he was the best pitcher without comparison.

He had 17 wins, 6 losses, an earned run average of 2.28, and a winning percentage of 70.39. He returned to first place in earned run average and is first in most wins by three. He is on the verge of first place until he strikes out. In the Heroes match on the 5th, 11 were added, jumping to 160. He caught up with Ahn Woo-jin, the top player in this category, who was out for the season due to injury, by three. As long as there are no unexpected variables, it is certain that he ranks first in strikeouts.

Peddie started as a starter in the Heroes match on the 5th. Photo provided by NC Dinos
Pedi’s strong competitor is Hanwha Eagles’ Noh Si-hwan (23). He hit his 30th home run against the LG Twins on the 2nd. In his fifth year as a professional, he reached the highly symbolic ‘30 home runs’. He is currently in first place, beating SSG Landers’ ‘Veteran’ Choi Jeong (36) by 5 points. He is a young home run hitter in his 20s that Korean professional baseball has been waiting for for a long time.

Noh Si-hwan also ranks first in RBIs. He’s hitting 90. 9th place and 9th place.

If you were to pick an MVP at this point, which side should you place your weight on? It’s not an easy choice.

However, there is a big variable. It’s the Hangzhou Asian Games. Noh Si-hwan, who was selected as a representative player, will be away from his team for over two weeks from the end of September. In the meantime, Choi Jeong may succeed and shake up the rankings.

Pedi’s momentum is scary. It is possible for him to appear at least 6 to 7 times out of the team’s remaining 33 games. He will be on the mound twice this week, following the Heroes game on the 5th and the Lotte Giants game on the 10th.

If he wins more than 20 games and wins multiple awards with an overwhelming record of multiple wins, ERA, and strikeouts, the center of gravity is bound to tilt.

Recent foreign pitchers include Ariel Miranda in 2021 and Josh Lindblom in 2019 who won MVP. Both belonged to the Doosan Bears. Miranda posted 14 wins, 5 losses, and an ERA of 2.33, while Lindblom posted 20 wins, 3 losses, and 2.50 and received top honors. Miranda was first in ERA and strikeouts (225, the most in a single season), and Lindblom was first in most wins and strikeouts.

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