Second Pedi Finds Korea Interested in Taiwanese Professional Baseball Pitcher

Eric Peddy (30-USA) is the 2023 Korean Baseball Organization’s number one pitcher, leading the NC Dinos in wins, lowest ERA, strikeouts, and defense.

Shohei Ohtani’s (29-Japan) “sweeper,” a pitch made famous in Korea, is one of the biggest reasons why Eric Pedroia is the best pitcher in the KBO. The next generation of stars, including Ahn Woo-jin (24, Kiwoom Heroes) and Moon Dong-ju (20, Hanwha Eagles), have also learned from it.

On Nov. 21, New York Post reporter John Heyman wrote about the latest developments, noting that “the battle for Eric Stout has become a three-way tussle between the Korean Baseball Organization, Major League Baseball (MLB), and Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB)”.

Peddie and Stout have one thing in common: “Eric, an American born in 1993 who likes to throw sweepers. Stout played for Zhongxin Shundi in the 2023 Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL), going 6-5 with a 3.28 ERA.레모나토토 도메인

In 68⅔ innings pitched in the CPBL this year, Eric Stout threw 47.3 percent fastball, 34.9 percent breaking ball, 12.2 percent changeup, and 5.6 percent curveball. These are the types of pitches that KBO teams would be interested in.

Japanese baseball publication Full Count also noted Eric Stout’s CPBL record, saying, “In his first overseas season outside of the Dominican Winter League, he struck out 79 batters, walked 13 batters, and had a 1.063 WHIP (walks allowed per inning).”

Full Count cites the “left-handed pitcher’s mastery of the trendy ‘sweeper’ pitch” as a reason why Eric Stout is receiving interest from Korean, American, and Japanese professional baseball organizations in 2024.


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