Colorado’s promising player who even retired called up the big leagues after 7 years
“Later-of-life prospect,” who was named the fourth overall in the first round in the U.S. Major League Baseball, was called to the big leagues for the first time in seven years.
MLB Dotcom, the official website of Major League Baseball, said on the 15th (Korea Standard Time), “The story of Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Riley Pint has entered a new chapter.”
Colorado placed Ryan Feltner, who suffered a skull fracture and concussion injury after being hit in the head, on the 15-day injured list.
Feltner’s vacancy will be filled by a pint called up from Triple-A in the minor leagues. This is the first time that Pint, who entered the professional league in 2016, has stepped on the big leagues.
He was a top prospect in the spotlight when he stood at the starting line.
Pint, who showed off his talent by spraying a ball at more than 100 miles per hour (about 161 kilometers) since he was in high school, drew attention from major league scouts.
In The 2016 Rookie Draft, he was chosen by Colorado as the fourth overall pick in the first round. Colorado even gave a down payment of 4.8 million dollars (about 6.4 billion won) to the pint.
However, Major League Baseball opportunities were rarely reached.
As he had difficulty controlling the ball, he became difficult to show his skills, and he also suffered arm, radiant muscles, and shoulder injuries.
To make matters worse, he experienced deeper despair as the minor leagues were not operating in the aftermath of COVID-19.
Eventually, Pint announced his retirement from active duty during the 2021 season and left the mound.
However, he returned to spring training in Colorado the following year and strengthened his will to take a measure again. Pint, who reached Triple-A for the first time last year, had a record of two wins, one loss, and three holds in 41 games and 453 innings in the minor leagues in the 2022 season.
This year, he is in charge of 17 innings in 13 games in Triple-A, marking one loss and a 7.41 ERA. His ERA has recently risen significantly, but he had a 3.55 ERA until April.
Amid his first major league entry, Pint received his dream major league uniform at the club’s clubhouse earlier in the day 토토놀이터
“I’m so glad,” said Pint. I haven’t been here since the draft. “This has always been the place I wanted to go,” he said. “I want to play an active role that can affect the team,” he said.
“If necessary, I’d like you to throw two innings as a relief pitcher,” Colorado coach Bud Black said. “He’s a player from a deep valley.” I hope that positive things will continue. “As a player with great talent, a bright future will definitely be waiting for him,” he cheered