Ryu Hyun-jin Expected to Start for Toronto Blue Jays on Opening Day

  • By Jung Byung-sun

    February 05, 2020 11:10

    Ryu Hyun-jin /AP-Yonhap

    Ryu Hyun-jin of the Toronto Blue Jays has been included in a list of the best opening day starters predicted by MLB.com. Ryu was listed 13th out of 30 pitchers.

    Gerrit Cole of the New York Yankees, who signed the largest contract ever for a pitcher in MLB history, topped the list. Two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets placed second, followed by Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros, Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals and Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox.

    MLB.com said of Ryu, "You might not be able to count on him for 200 innings, but few pitchers give you a better chance to win on a given night."

    Ryu is likely to start a home opener at Rogers Centre in Toronto on March 27.

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