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Korean pitchers eyeing MLB

Posted on: November 8, 2011 10:28 pm
Suk-Min YoonBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The posting system isn't just for the Japanese players anymore, as two Korean pitchers may try the posting route to the big leagues, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports.

Right-hander Suk-Min Yoon and left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu have hired Scott Boras and may look into becoming the first players posted from the Korean Baseball Organization.

Yoon was the MVP in 2011 and also stared in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. Yoon won the pitching triple crown in 2011, going 17-5 with a 2.45 ERA with 178 strikeouts in 172 1/3 innings. He also had a save and batters hit just .223 against him. In 2009, he went 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA in the World Baseball Classic, appearing in four games and striking out 13 in 16 innings.

Yoon, 25, could chose against posting and come to the United States next season as a free agency.

Ryu, 24, could either post or come to the big leagues as a free agent in 2014. Ryu is 6-foot-3, 210 pounds and was 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA in five appearances at the World Baseball Classic in 2009. He was the winning pitcher against Cuba in the gold medal game of the 2008 Olympics.

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Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 11:07 am
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Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:36 am

Korean pitchers eyeing MLB

Impressive stats for both guys, but they mean squat against hitters like Pujols & Braun.

Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: November 8, 2011 11:27 pm

Korean pitchers eyeing MLB

If we are speaking of prospects, got some experience working scouting japanese and not much koreans back then. Some were really good but i agree they get paid a lot so getting them are high risk, few have work often then not they are good in their countries but does not spell to the Major Leagues. And back then i have to learn their language which i know totally forgotten.

Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: November 8, 2011 11:09 pm

Korean pitchers eyeing MLB

If the price tag is not too outrageous, the Jays could use these guys at the back of their patchwork rotation.

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