Maddux is a top US reverse export success story
Merrill Kelly (35 Arizona) called up Major League Baseball legend Greg Maddux. Maddux is the KBO’s most successful American reverse-export pitcher.
Kelly, who played for SK (now SSG) from 2015 to 2018 before returning to the US to fulfil his dream of playing in the major leagues, has been a top starter this season. As of the 30th, he is tied for first in the National League (NL) with six wins (three losses) and fifth with a 2.83 ERA.
Kelly made his big league debut after returning from playing in South Korea. Since then, he’s gained experience and hit the ground running this year. He is currently tied with Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers), Justin Verlander (Chicago Cubs), and Zach Galen (Arizona) with six wins.먹튀검증
With a fastball that averages in the low 90s and a changeup that is accurate, he has been able to keep major league hitters at bay. Boston manager Alex Cora, who was shut out by Kelly on the 29th, told MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, “His delivery was perfect. He used the strike zone in a way that reminded me of Maddux. He’s one of the best pitchers in the league. We just couldn’t get the win.”
Kelly, who made it to the major leagues after a successful stint in Korea, is writing his own big league success story with a performance reminiscent of Maddux, the ‘wizard of pitches’.