Surprising 39-year-old pitcher tops WHIP overall in ML, 34-year-old Kershaw is second
Veteran pitchers in the U.S. Major League Baseball are continuing their second heyday.
MLB.com looked at individual performances in the 2022 season on the 4th (Korea Standard Time) and mentioned Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander (39) and LA Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw (34), saying, “You will be surprised to see the rankings in the beginning.”
Because of their WHIP. Verlander started all four games this season, recording two wins and one loss and a 1.73 ERA, while WHIP is only 0.69. Kershaw has three wins and no losses in four games, a 2.35 ERA and a 0.70 WHIP. Verlander is first overall, followed by Kershaw.
MLB.com said, “If we had predicted leaders in a number of indicators in 2010, these two (Verlander, Kershaw) who will be named in the Hall of Fame in the future would have been the best choice,” adding, “This (WHIP ranking table) is a 2022 record. Verlander is 39 and has pitched six innings in the past two seasons. Kershaw is 34 years old and suffered from elbow problems last year,” he said, adding, “I’m surprised at the current record.
Verlander and Kershaw are top Major League pitchers. They are also players who will enter the Hall of Fame. They are also pitchers whose 10 win report cards were taken for granted 10 years ago.
Since winning 17 games in 2006, Verlander has won more than 11 games every year since 2014 and 24 in 2011. He won only five games in 2015, but again won 16 games in 2016 and 15 the following year. He won 16 games in 2018 and 21 wins in 2019 to reach his second 20 wins 토토추천
The American League All-Star has won eight times and the Cy Young Award twice in 2011 and 2019. In 2011, he was named the American League MVP.
Kershaw is also saving his pride. He was considered to be on the decline while playing the Dodgers’ “ace” and had to be satisfied with a one-year contract with the Dodgers after qualifying for the FA. However, he is a pitcher for the National League MVP (2011, 2013 and 2014) with eight National League All-Star, three National League Cy Young 3 times (2011, 2013 and 2014)
As mentioned by MLB.com, 10 years ago, it’s no big surprise to Verlander and Kershaw’s current performance. But the girdle is quite old. Nevertheless, they are showing a second prime