“Raylee, I was ignored when I came back to the US…” Position in 3 years ‘rising by storm’￼
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A player who pitched only 14 games in the major leagues (MLB) for three years was selected for the first time in nine years to the U.S. national team with outstanding players. Brooks Reilly (35, New York Mets) gave a ‘one shot’ to the big league teams who turned away from him.
Former Major League player Ryan Sadoski (41) conducted a real-time chat with fans through MLB Trade Rumors, a media specializing in major league transfers, on the 23rd (Korean time).
Sadoski is a name familiar to domestic fans as well. He joined the Lotte Giants ahead of the 2010 season and went 29-24 with an ERA of 4.03 while playing for three years. After his retirement, he also worked as an overseas scout for Lotte from 2015 to 2019.
Sadoski, who currently heads the BIGS (Baseball International Group of Scouts), a scouting group, is responsible for recommending suitable Major League and Asia League teams for players who have not made it in the big leagues but have excelled in the minor leagues.
As Sadoski, who had a lot of experience in Korea, questions about the KBO League continued. A fan asked, ‘Who is the most special player you’ve helped’, and Sadoski brought up Rayleigh’s name.
Rayleigh came to Korea in 2015 when Sadoski started Lotte Scouting. At that time, he debuted in the major leagues in 2012, but had a 5.14 ERA in 14 games over three seasons. In 2014, due to an injury, he did not pitch in a single game. At this rate, the future was bleak.
However, Rayleigh won 11 games in his first year and became a mainstay of the starting lineup. In 2017, he led Lotte to the postseason with 13 wins and an earned run average of 3.80. With a record of 48 wins, 53 losses and an ERA of 4.13 over five seasons, he successfully settled in the KBO league.
After the 2019 season, Rayleigh, who did not renew his contract with Lotte, set out to try again in the major leagues. After failing to receive a major league contract, he signed a minor league contract with Cincinnati. After moving to Houston, he won 10 holds in 58 games in 2021, and after signing a two-year, $10 million (about 13 billion won) contract with Tampa Bay, last year he had 1 win, 2 losses, 6 saves, 25 holds, and an average ERA of 2.68. has performed 먹튀검증
Rayleigh was selected as the U.S. representative of the World Baseball Classic (WBC). A player who was not even offered a major league contract is standing shoulder to shoulder with all-star players in three years.
Sadoski said, “Reilly is a player who has made a lot of progress in Asia,” and “he wanted to play again in the United States.” “I’m very happy that he’s been successful, and it’s true that the clubs turned away from him when he came back to the United States, which ignited him,” he said.
In addition, Sadoski advised players who did not have a place in the major leagues to “prove the major league teams wrong,” and also added the proviso, “Like Rayleigh.” To that extent, Rayleigh’s success story was also impressive to Sadoski.
A player who pitched only 14 games in the major leagues (MLB) for three years was selected for the first time in nine years to the U.S. national team with outstanding players. Brooks Reilly (35, New York Mets) gave a ‘one shot’ to the big league teams who turned away from him. Former Major League player…