We entered our 20th year of debut before we knew it. He has entered the best pitcher with various awards including the Cy Young Award, but he still needs to study constantly. He is struggling to adapt to the new rules governing the major leagues. This is the story of Kansas City Royals pitcher Jack Greinke (40).
Greinke started the game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the ‘2023 Major League’ exhibition game held at Surprise Stadium in Arizona, USA, and recorded 2 innings, 1 hit, 1 strikeout and no run. Kansas City lost to Milwaukee 4-10.메이저사이트
Greinke returned to Kansas City, where he made his pro debut last year. He entered the 2002 draft with the 6th pick in the first round and debuted in the big leagues in 2004. Since then, he has continued his professional career through the Milwaukee Brewers, LA Angels, LA Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks and Houston Astros.
Over the past 20 years he has built a successful career. Starting with winning the American League Cy Young Award in 2009, Greinke won six National League Pitching Gold Gloves (2014-2019) and two Silver Sluggers (2013-2019). He is a pitcher with a strong chance of entering the Hall of Fame.
Greinke pitched in his first exhibition game against Milwaukee. He concluded his pitching impression by saying, “Some pitchers will find the changed defensive shift rules difficult.” This season, major leagues apply new rules. New rules have been introduced, such as a ‘pitch clock’ that limits the time to pitch, a ban on extreme defensive shifts, and an adjustment to the size of the base. Greinke is also struggling to adapt to the new regulations.
Greinke had a 12.5% strikeout rate last season, the lowest he had ever pitched in 100 innings. According to the media, Greinkey in the 2022 season had a ground ball rate of 72.6%. In particular, 41% of opponent hitters pulled Greinke’s changeup, and 41% flew more to the center. “My changeup always grounds out to both sides,” Greinke said.
To cope with the change, Greinke trained during the offseason at a training center in Arizona. He tried to refine his pitches efficiently based on the data.
The command tower watching is also amazing. “Greinke is never satisfied. He’s a future Hall of Fame player, but he’s still not satisfied,” Kansas City manager Matt Quatraro gave a thumbs-up to Greinke.