A 19-year-old rookie who threw 159 km/h in the first MLB demonstration game… Should I enter the 5th selection?

 Reporter Byung-Hyeok Cheon = Last year’s MLB National League champion, the Philadelphia Phillies, was inflated with the appearance of a large rookie.

Andrew Painter (19), a promising pitcher in Philadelphia, started in an exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins held in Fort Myers, Florida, USA on the 2nd (Korean time), striking out 1 in 2 innings and allowing 1 run with 3 hits.

He had 18 strikes out of 29 pitches and reached a top speed of 99 miles per hour (about 159 km).

Painter, who is still in his teens, is a super prospect selected by Philadelphia in the first round of the 2021 draft.

Painter, a right-handed orthodox pitcher with a height of 2m 1cm, is said to be good at using fiery fastballs that exceed 160km/h, as well as sliders, curveballs, and changeups. 메이저사이트

Painter, who started only 4 games in the 2021 Rookie League, started 22 games in minor league single-A and double-A last year, recording 6 wins and 2 losses with an ERA of 1.56.

In particular, it is noteworthy that he struck out 155 strikeouts in 103⅔ innings.

In the demonstration game that day, after one out in the bottom of the first inning, Minnesota star Carlos Correa got an infield hit by shortstop, but struck out and struck out subsequent hitters.

In the second inning, after consecutive hits from Christian Vazquez and Nick Gordon, he allowed one run on a sacrifice fly.

Although he gave up runs, it is evaluated that he threw me in his first appearance against major league hitters.

Philadelphia has confirmed Zack Wheeler, Aaron Nola, Langer Suarez, and Taiwanese Walker as their 1-4 starters this season.

Painter is competing with other pitchers for the one remaining starting spot.

If Painter, born on April 10, 2003, starts a big-league game before his 20th birthday, he will become the first teenager in Philadelphia to start in 43 years since Mark Davis in 1980.

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