Originally written April 20, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
Hyun-Jin Ryu is off to a hot start this year. At first glance, if you told me this man was a Major League Baseball player, i’d go tell you to take your sick joke somewhere else.  He’s unproven, his fastball isn’t what you’d call overpowering and he’s not exactly an ode to athleticism.  Apparently, none of that mattered to the Los Angeles Dodger’s who decided to commit 36 Million Dollars (not Donuts) to Hyun-jin Ryu over the off-season and by God, Ryu is doing his best to make that decision by Dodger’s front office brass look like the stuff of geniuses. The 26 year old Ryu came over from the Hanwha Eagles of the KBO (Korean Baseball Organization) and so far has managed to compile a pitching line of 2.89 ERA/1.18WHIP/18IP in 3 starts.  Add that to a 9.6 SO/9 and you have what looks like the makings of a pretty dominant pitcher in the Major League.  The quantitative side of baseball doesn’t exactly factor in after three starts but it’s safe to say that Ryu looks to be on t
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