“I played on the same team as Eric Thames in 2020, and I highly praised the KBO League, and I could hear many things.”
NC Dinos recruited new foreign pitcher Eric Peddy on the 20th. The terms of the contract are $200,000 down payment and $800,000 annual salary for a total of $1 million. Previously, NC signed a $1 million contract with foreign hitter Jason Martin on the 9th. Now he has only one foreign player spot left.
Peddy is a 193 cm tall right-handed pitcher and has an average speed of 149 km/h and a high speed ball of 153 km/h. He throws a mix of a two-seam fastball, cutter, curveball, and changeup. The NC club cited Pedi’s strengths as his ability to induce ground balls based on stable pitches and various types of pitches.
Pedi, a graduate of Nevada State University, was selected by the Washington Nationals in the first round, 18th overall, in the 2014 draft. Peddy, who made his major league debut in 2017, has played in 102 games (88 starts), recording 21 wins, 33 losses, and an average ERA of 5.41 with 454⅓ innings.
Peddie was active as the team’s 5th starter when winning the Washington World Series in 2019, and is an active major leaguer who played the season as the 5th starter this year as well. In the 2022 season, he started all 27 games and recorded 6 wins, 13 losses, 127 innings, 94 strikeouts, and an average ERA of 5.81. Peddy was released as a non-tender in Washington last month and became a free agent.
Pedi’s career record in the minor leagues is 23 wins, 19 losses, 390⅓ innings, 89 games (71 starts), and an ERA of 3.69.
Lim Seon-nam, general manager of NC, said, “Peddy is a pitcher who throws various breaking balls such as cutter, curve, and changeup along with a strong two-seam fastball. He also has excellent groundball induction skills. As a full-time major league starting pitcher, he has stable game management skills. I expect that he will play an active role as a key member of the club’s starting lineup,” said 메이저사이트
Peddy in an interview with the club, saying, “I am very happy to have the opportunity to join the team as a member of the NC Dinos. I want to meet the coach, coaches, and fellow players quickly, and I want to quickly experience the culture of KBO.”
With the decision to join NC, Peddy experienced the Asian stage for the first time. Is there any information you know about the KBO League? “I don’t have much knowledge about Korea and the KBO outside of the internet and what I’ve heard from players who’ve been on the KBO stage before,” Peddy said. I could hear the eggplant. Changwon NC Park, which I saw in the photos, also looked really cool. I have high expectations for Korea.”
Then, when asked about his plans before joining the spring camp, Peddy said, “Fortunately, I am staying in Arizona, where the training camp is currently held, and I am training with the best trainers, pitching coaches, and physical therapy experts. For the team’s training camp in Tucson, November I have been exercising steadily since the beginning. I plan to join the field training with my body and pitching form in the best condition.”
Finally, Peddie said, “Every time I go on the mound, I want to be a good team member while competing with my teammates. I will start many games and play quality innings to help the team win. Given the opportunity, I want to learn a lot about Korean culture and community.