For Ryu Hyun-jin, the lowest rank evaluation is meaningless → A team that wants to start a veteran of “low cost, high efficiency”

Reviews are generally unfavorable. The market value of the “Korean Monster” Ryu Hyun-jin, 36, who plays in the Major League Baseball is low. He ranks near the bottom of the list of free agent starting pitchers. But there are plenty of teams that want him. This is because he is a “low-cost, high-efficiency” veteran starter.굿모닝토토

Ryu is approaching 40 years old. He’s been on the operating table twice since reaching the major leagues, which is a question mark. It’s hard to get high ratings for a player in his mid-to-late 30s with a history of major injuries. He’s also been out for quite a while, so it’s hard to have much faith in him. In fact, American media outlets have analyzed that Ryu is at the bottom of the list of starting pitchers eligible for free agency after this season.

However, low market value does not mean low popularity. In fact, despite his low market value, expectations are quite high. He’s been nominated for the Cy Young Award and led the league in ERA. The fact that he’s been pretty good this season after a year and two months on the DL is also a plus.

His market value is low, so there’s no bubble. His experience and skill set make him a worthwhile investment. In fact, Ryu has been pretty solid on the mound this season while dealing with the aftereffects of his injury. In 11 starts and 52 innings pitched, he went 3-3 with a 3.46 ERA. He struggled a bit at the end of the season, but after returning, he was able to consistently eat up five innings or so per start. 

In many ways, his bottom-of-the-rotation rating doesn’t mean much. Ryu can start, and he wants a team that will pay him the right price. There are already reports that seven or eight teams are interested in him. His market value is low, but his bang for the buck is high, so he’s likely to be courted by multiple teams.

‘Super agent’ Scott Boras is no stranger to the situation. As a master negotiator, he is expected to raise the price of Ryu’s services to a certain extent. Age and previous records don’t matter much to Ryu, who has overcome many obstacles to become a veteran pitcher in the big leagues. Of course, market value and ratings are also just numbers.

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