It was an ace with 53 wins in the KBO. He went through a grueling major league return ceremony.
Druchinski, 35, made his major league comeback in his mid-30s. He signed a contract with the Oakland Athletics in the 2022-2023 offseason for up to $8 million (10.6 billion won) for 1 + 1 years. He returned to the major leagues in 2018 after five years with the Miami Marlins.메이저사이트
It is also thanks to his outstanding performance in NC that Luchinski became another major league reverse export player from the KBO League. Luchinski played a big role in NC with an average ERA of 3.06 with 53 wins and 36 losses in 121 games for four years from 2019 to 2022 season.
In particular, in the 2020 season, he led NC’s combined championship with an average ERA of 3.05 with 19 wins and 5 losses. NC suffered ups and downs over the past two years, but Luchinski swept 25 wins during this period. According to the baseball statistics site Statties, Luchinski averaged 149.1 km with his fastball last year as well. He was a difficult pitcher for hitters, using his fastball, sinker, slider, and curveball in nearly equal proportions. He had some fun last year by increasing his curve weight.
Oakland plans to use Luczynski at the back of the starting lineup. But it didn’t start well. On the 28th (hereinafter Korean time), he started in an exhibition game against the 2023 Major League Colorado Rockies held at Mesa Hohokam Stadium in Arizona, USA, and became a losing pitcher with 6 hits (1 home run), 1 strikeout, 1 walk and 3 runs in 2 innings.
After one out in the first inning, Chris Bryant threw a high fastball and got the first solo shot. After that, he was hit hard by Ryan McMahon, Harold Castro, and Elias Diaz and conceded an extra run. In the second inning, the walk he gave to Cole Tucker became the cause. He was hit by Jonathan Daza and McMahon and conceded another run. Overall, the ball was controlled high. Oakland lost to Colorado 3-7.
Luczynski played in the major leagues in 2014-2015 with the Los Angeles Angels, 2017 with the Minnesota Twins and 2018 with the Miami. He went 4-4 with a 5.33 earned run average in 41 games. Unlike the KBO league, he is a pitcher who has not yet succeeded in the major leagues.