먹튀검증 The best pitcher in the 2023 KBO League is acknowledged by NC Dinos foreign ace Eric Peddie. He received a lot of attention after signing his contract because he was an active major leaguer who appeared in 27 games and played as a 5th starter for the Washington Nationals in the major league last year.
Since the start of the season, Peddie has been showing overwhelming pitching, meeting more than 100% of expectations at the time of his recruitment. Peddie, who took the mound in the game against the Lotte Giants on the 10th, recorded his 18th win of the season with a good pitching with 9 strikeouts and 1 run in 8.1 innings. The fact that Peddie has made a total of 25 starts this season and has already won 18 games proves his dominance over the game.
Normally, it is not easy for a team to achieve 18 wins in 25 games, but Peddie was responsible for 18 wins with only his starting starts. Becoming a winning pitcher as a starter has a lot to do with the luck of the day’s game, including support for the batting lineup, and this season, Peddie appears to be a destroyer of the league ecosystem who even controls the variable called luck.
※ NC Peddie’s major pitching records (as of 9/15)
If you analyze Peddie’s pitches, you can understand his overwhelming season performance. Peddie uses a combination of four-seamer and two-seamer with a maximum speed of over 155 km/h, and uses a variety of pitches, including a slider in the mid-140 km/h range and a change-up and curve that steals timing. Each of the pitches he can use is powerful, and because of the combination of the ball combination, it is difficult to score even one point on a day when Peddie is in good condition.
Fedi, who is currently the leader in most wins with 18 wins, also recorded 169 strikeouts, surpassing Ahn Woo-jin (164), who was out due to injury, and took the lead in strikeouts. The average ERA is also 2.21, ranking first in the category, and if he catches up with second-place Alcantara, who is currently at 2.29, he will achieve the triple crown in the pitcher category (multiple wins, average ERA, and strikeouts) for the first time in 12 years since Seok-min Yoon (KIA) in the 2011 season. If this happens, he is likely to win the season MVP award.
Since his team, NC, is currently ranked 3rd in the league and has a very high chance of advancing to the postseason, it is highly likely that Peddie will have a strong presence in the fall stage of the KBO League. Due to the way the postseason is conducted, there is a high possibility that the team ranked first in the regular season will win the Korean Series, but if NC advances to the playoffs in second place, there is also a possibility of an upset with Peddy at the forefront.
After mid-season, Major League scouts are flocking to the games in which Peddie appears. This is because MLB clubs, who saw his overwhelming performance this season, are showing interest again. Attention is being paid to whether Peddy, known as the destroyer of the KBO league ecosystem, will win both the pitcher triple crown and season MVP and return to the major leagues.
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[Reference: Baseball Record Room KB Report (KBReport.com), KBO Record Room]