‘Mustache’ pitcher Spencer Strider (24, Atlanta Braves), who unfortunately missed the Rookie of the Year title last year, is at the forefront of the Cy Young Award race with his strong strikeout ability in his second year of full-time.
Strider was nominated by Atlanta in the 4th round of the 2020 draft (126th overall) and made his major league debut at high speed.
He played the 4th level in the minor leagues in 2021 and even made his major league debut at the end of the season. Single A (4 games, 151⅓ innings, ERA 0.59), High Single A (3 games, 14⅔ innings, ERA 2.45), Double A (14 games, 63 innings, ERA 4.71), Triple A (1 game, 1 innings, ERA 0.00). He pitched in two games (2⅓ innings) in the big leagues, posting an earned run average of 3.86 for one win.
Strider, who started as a bullpen pitcher in 2022, appeared in 11 games (24⅓ innings) by the end of April and showed good pitching with an average ERA of 2.22 and 37 strikeouts with 1 win, 1 loss and 2 holds. After joining the starting rotation in May, he pitched in 31 games (20 starting games), recording an ERA of 11-5 with a 2.67 ERA and 202 strikeouts.
In particular, he achieved 200 strikeouts in 130 innings, setting a new record for the smallest 200 strikeouts in major league history. It surpassed the record (131⅔ innings) set in 2001 by five-time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson.
Although he did a great job, he scored a total of 103 points (8 first place votes) in the National League Rookie of the Year voting, and was pushed out by teammate Michael Harris II, who received 134 points (22 first place votes), and unfortunately missed the Rookie Award and finished second. Harris II played in 114 games and played an active role with a batting average of .297 (123 hits in 414 bats), 19 homers, 64 RBIs, and 20 stolen bases, an OPS of .853.
This season, Strider started the season as the second starter behind ace Max Fried. In the first appearance of the season on the 2nd (hereinafter Korean time), he recorded a victory against Washington with clean pitching with 3 hits and 9 strikeouts in 6 innings. After that, in the second appearance, he stagnated with 3 runs in 5 innings. On the 19th, against San Diego, he added a multiplier with 6 innings, 1 hit and 9 strikeouts.
Strider set a record on the 25th that will remain in the history of the Atlanta club. Strider took the mound as a starting pitcher in a game against the Miami Marlins held at Truist Park in Atlanta, striking out every inning and becoming the winning pitcher with 2 hits, 13 strikeouts and no runs in 8 innings. He pitched perfectly until the 6th inning, and after one shot in the 8th inning, the no-hitter was broken. 메이저사이트
Strider, who struck out 13 on this day, has recorded more than 9 strikeouts in 9 consecutive games since last year. He broke the record for the Atlanta Legends Smolts (9K+ in 8 consecutive games). It is the 7th record in MLB history as a whole.
Strider has 3 wins and an undefeated ERA of 1.80 in 5 games (31 innings) this season. He leads the entire major leagues with 49 strikeouts. The four-seam fastball and slider with a maximum of 99.2 miles (159.6 km) on this day are the main weapons. Fanduel, an American sports betting company, ranks Strider as the No. 1 player in the National League Cy Young Award.