“Cy Young & Rookie of the Year contender”…’Ghost Fork’ Japanese ace ranks 3rd in ML starting pitcher power rankings
Japanese pitcher Kodai Senga (30-New York Mets), who has been successful in his first year in the United States, is in the top three in all of Major League Baseball in the final power rankings of the season.
MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, released its final Top 10 starting pitcher power rankings of the season on Nov. 22 (ET).
Senga was ranked No. 3, up two spots from No. 5 in the last rankings. Senga, who has appeared in 28 games this season, picked up his 12th win of the season (7-0) the previous day (Nov. 21) with six innings of two-run ball against the Miami Marlins. Senga’s 2.96 ERA ranks fourth in the Major Leagues (ML) and second in the National League (NL).
His strikeout numbers are also impressive. With his signature forkball, dubbed the “ghost fork,” Senga is tied for seventh in the NL with 194 strikeouts in 161⅓ innings. His 10.82 strikeouts per nine innings is fourth in the NL and sixth in the entire MLB.
According to MLB.com, “Senga, a 30-year-old right-hander who came to the majors from Nippon Professional Baseball, went through an adjustment period early this season. But (the adjustment) didn’t last long. Senga has a 2.59 ERA in his last 20 games. He is the favorite to win both the Cy Young Award and Rookie of the Year.”
Senga was also ranked third in MLB.com’s Rookie of the Year power rankings on Tuesday. Considering that Gunnar Henderson (Baltimore Orioles) is in the American League (AL),메이저사이트 only Corbin Carroll (Arizona Diamondbacks) is performing better than Senga in the NL.
However, it’s unlikely that Senga will actually win the Cy Young Award and Rookie of the Year. Rookie of the Year is more likely to go to Carroll, who became the first rookie in MLB history to hit 25 home runs and 50 steals. The Cy Young Award is likely to go to San Diego Padres ace Blake Snell (14-9, 2.33 ERA), who leads the entire league in ERA.
Snell is also ranked No. 1 overall in the starting pitcher power rankings. Gerrit Cole (New York Yankees), the favorite for the AL Cy Young Award, is ranked second. Justin Steele (Chicago Cubs), who was ranked second overall in the last release, dropped to fourth, followed by Sonny Gray (Minnesota Twins) at fifth, Freddy Peralta (Milwaukee Brewers) at sixth, Spencer Strider (Atlanta Braves) at seventh, Brandon Woodruff (Milwaukee Brewers) at eighth, Luis Castillo (Seattle Mariners) at ninth, and Logan Webb (San Francisco Giants) at 10th.