Doosan Bears’ new foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle is finally unveiled.
Dylan, who signed a contract with Doosan for $650,000 ahead of this season, was hit in the head by a batted ball while pitching live at spring camp at the end of February. Dylan was admitted to a local hospital in Australia due to dizziness.
Since then, Dylan, who has been resting, took the mound in the KIA Tigers and Futures League game on the 27th of last month, recording 4 innings, 1 hit, 4 strikeouts, 3 walks and no runs. Dylan is finally scheduled to start the game against the Hanwha Eagles at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the 4th of this month.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop answered, “If it doesn’t rain tomorrow, he’ll come out tomorrow” to the question, “Will Dylan start tomorrow?” Rain is predicted for Jamsil on the 4th. 안전놀이터
Director Lee said, “I’ve never seen him throw. I’ve only played in Futures twice, and it will be different at Jamsil Baseball Stadium, where there are many spectators. I asked the player earlier and he said he was looking forward to it too. I waited because he was an important player. “he said.
He continued, “This is a player who took great effort. It was not a sore elbow, but an injury from hitting the ball, and replacing a player is an adventure. I didn’t know what would happen if I changed without waiting for a month and then went sluggish. It’s the result, but the team I endured well this month,” he said.
Dylan is a right-handed orthodox pitcher who was nominated by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 21st round of the 2017 rookie draft, and his stable command was evaluated as his strength. Doosan expected to achieve a one-two punch with the returning ace Raul Alcantara.
Dylan, who played all the time in the minor leagues without making his major league debut, appeared in 102 games (90 starts) and recorded 34 wins and 29 losses with an ERA of 4.04. The maximum velocity of his fastball is 152 km. He has a powerful fastball and a curveball, slider and changeup.
Doosan spent April with only one foreign pitcher, but substitute starter Kim Dong-ju, a third-year player, performed more than expected with an average ERA of 2.14 with 1 win and 1 loss in 4 games. If Dylan gets a regular spot in the starting rotation, fifth starter Choi Seung-yong will move to the bullpen.