The Rogers Center, the home stadium of the Toronto Blue Jays, where Ryu Hyun-jin (36) belongs, shortens the distance of the fence through stadium renovation.
Reporter Scott Mitchell of Canadian media ‘TSN’ said on the 22nd (Korean time) that while the Rogers Center is being renovated ahead of the new season, the fence will be moved forward to become a hitter-friendly stadium.
According to him, the distance from the home to the fence at the Rogers Center is 375 feet to 357 feet (about 114m → 109m) in the middle right, 375 feet to 366 feet (114m → 112m) in the middle left, and 400 feet to 397 feet in the center (122m → 121m). It gets shorter. 먹튀검증
The height of the left and right fences with bullpens is increased from 10 feet to 15 feet (3m → 5m). Toronto plans to make an official announcement regarding the remodeling of the stadium within February.
As the right-middle fence was remarkably shortened by about 5m, it became a good environment for left-handed batters to hit home runs. Toronto, which used to be a hitter centered on right-handers, prepared for a change in the field by recruiting left-handed hitters such as Dalton Barshaw, Brendon Belt, and Kevin Kiermeyer this offseason.
That’s not good news for Toronto pitchers. The Toronto pitching staff last year had the 11th most home runs (180) in the league. He allowed 102 home runs, fourth most in the league.
It can also be a homework task for Ryu Hyun-jin, who is aiming to return in the second half after recovering from elbow surgery. Ryu Hyun-jin was sluggish at the Rogers Center with an average ERA of 6.93 with 5 wins and 4 losses in 13 games. He hit 11 home runs in 61 innings, and his home runs per 9 innings was 1.62, which was a lot.
At the pitcher-friendly Dodger Stadium, Ryu Hyun-jin hit 36 home runs in 377⅔innings of 62 games, only 0.86 per 9 innings.