I need to ask I’m jealous of the pitcher The promising pitcher Park Hyo-joon is 157km laser beam
The pitcher also has a strong dog that envies him. O’Neill Cruz, a strong infield prospect who pushed Park Hyo-joon to the minor leagues in the Pittsburgh Pirates, has achieved a new record for infielder throw arrest in the “Statcast” era.
O’Neill Cruise started the game against the Miami Marlins at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida on the 15th (Korea Standard Time). In the batter’s box, he was one hit and three strikeouts in four at-bats.
However, he created a scene that made his eyes wide open in defense. In the bottom of the third inning, leadoff hitter Luke Williams hit a ball with a short bounce and took a leisurely step before throwing it strongly to first base. After catching the ball, the steps seemed long, but there was a reason. Cruise’s shoulders are one of the strongest dogs in the major leagues.
Cruise’s throw was directed at first baseman Michael Chavis like a laser. According to the “Statcast” measurement, it was recorded at 97.8 miles (about 157 kilometers). According to MLB.com, it was recorded as the fastest infield throw speed since it started measuring records in 2015. The previous record was 97.3 miles (156.5 kilometers) for Fernando Tatis Jr. (San Diego) in 2020.
MLB.com said: ‘Hitman Williams ran at a speed of 30 feet per second, considered an elite speed. Williams reached first base in 4.18 seconds at right-handed. Cruise covered a distance of 80 feet to catch the ball and took two or three steps to catch the ball and throw it. I had to throw the cruise at that speed,’ he explained at the time.
Coincidentally, it was much faster than Pittsburgh starter Jack Thompson’s four-seam arrest. Thompson’s four-seam was up to 92 miles (148 kilometers) and an average of 90.9 miles (146 kilometers). There was a difference in speed of nearly 6 miles and 10 kilometers by the highest standard 안전공원
Thompson asked Cruise to map out in a nervous way. “I’ll have to ask Cruz how he throws like that. I’ll see if he can help me.”
“I wasn’t too worried when the ball went to Cruise. I think once he throws the ball, ‘OK, he’ll take care of course. It doesn’t matter how fast the runner is,” he said, expressing confidence in Cruise’s strong throwing ability