Aroldis Chapman (35, Kansas City), the protagonist of 315 saves in the major leagues and once the fastest pitcher in the major leagues, spent time looking for a new team last offseason. this took a long time Despite his impressive performance, no team was looking for him.
This pitcher, who boasts of his huge achievements, has been losing his former honor as his monopoly of speed has fallen and his command has been shaken mercilessly in recent years. Last year, when he was a member of the New York Yankees, he appeared in 43 games, but recorded a whopping 6.9 walks per 9 innings and an average ERA of 4.46. This marked decline in performance was enough to lead to the conclusion that “Chapman’s prime is over.”
At that time, the team that reached out to Chapman was Kansas City. He expressed his intention to recruit in order to strengthen the depth of the bullpen. It was a one-year, $3.75 million contract. The old honor of receiving more than 10 million dollars a year has disappeared, but it was fortunate that I found a team that could still play.
However, Chapman left an impressive performance in his first appearance of the season. He showed the return of redemption, and he did not show any retrieval. Chapman made his first appearance of the season against Minnesota on the 2nd (Korean time) and announced a good start to the season by stopping one inning with 3 strikeouts and no runs.
Chapman’s highest speed on the day reached 102.5 miles per hour (about 165 km). He also averaged 99.5 mph on his four-seam fastball. This was 2 miles (about 3.2 km) higher than the average speed of last year’s four-seam, and it was a figure that was close to its heyday.
Miranda, the first hitter, threw a high fastball on the 5th pitch and struck out, and Palmer struck out looking after 3 pitches by stabbing a fastball deep into his body. This ball was the fastest of the day at 102.5 mph. After an active fastball match with Gallo, his fastball was raging overall, with a looking strikeout with a fastball in the middle.토토사이트
Of course, it cannot be predicted based on the results of one game. However, it was confirmed that Chapman faithfully built his body throughout the winter, and as a result, he is in better physical condition than last year.
If Chapman continues this performance, Kansas City’s $3.75 million gamble could turn into a jackpot. For Chapman personally, it’s more likely that he’ll get a better deal after this season to continue his major league career. Attention is focusing on whether his contract can end in a ‘win-win’.