PHI super emergency… MLB pitcher’s top prospect, elbow pain checkup
The Philadelphia Phillies are on high alert.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer on the 4th (Korean time), Andrew Painter (20), the best pitcher in Philadelphia, received a related examination due to pain in his right elbow. Philadelphia coach Rob Thompson did not explain Painter’s specific situation, but the local media is focusing on the elbow.
Painter was selected 13th overall in the first round of the 2021 draft. He received only 3.9 million dollars (5.1 billion won) in signing money, and was ranked 6th overall and 1st in the pitcher category in the 2023 prospect rankings selected by MLB.com, the official website of the Major League Baseball (MLB). Along with Grayson Rodriguez (Baltimore Orioles, 7th overall, 2nd pitcher), he is a super-special pitching prospect that big league clubs are paying attention to. He made a total of 22 starts in minor league Single-A, Upper Single-A, and Double-A last year, going 6-2 with a 1.56 earned run average. He boasted an overwhelming pitch, with a whopping 13.5 strikeouts per 9 innings. 안전놀이터
Painter was competing for the fifth starter in this demonstration game. He started in an exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins on the 2nd, giving up 1 run on 3 hits and 1 strikeout in 2 innings. He drew attention by recording a maximum speed of 99 miles (159.3 km / h), and it is known that he felt slight discomfort in his elbow after starting. The Philadelphia Inquirer said, “Philadelphia is waiting for positive news about the condition of Painter’s elbow.”