KT reunites with William Cuevas, a key player in the team’s unified championship run.
KT Wiz announced on Monday that it has released foreign pitcher Bo Schulzer and signed William Cuevas as a replacement for a total of $450,000.
Cuevas is a foreign pitcher who was part of KT’s unified championship in the 2021 season. KT’s goal is to bring back those beautiful memories. Now that they have succeeded in the breakthrough, they have decided to change their pitching staff to reach for higher heights.
Cuevas played well in the Mexican League postseason last year.
He also represented Colombia in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) earlier this year.
Cuevas underwent elbow surgery last year, but recovered quickly and performed well.
This season, he started in the Mexican League and ended up with the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. In 11 games (9 starts) in the minors, he went 2-2 with a 6.14 ERA.
A 6.14 ERA in Triple-A is nothing to write home about.
Even if the Dodgers saw potential in him, a six-plus ERA would be a red flag.
However, KT believes that Cuevas has a lot of potential to succeed. His velocity is at the level of his prime, according to various data sources.
“Cuevas has shown consistently good results since his surgery,” said KT President Nadahyun. He was playing in the Mexican League and was evaluated well enough to sign with the Dodgers. Through local scouts, we learned a lot about Cuevas’ current physical condition. They reported that his fastball velocity and other details were not significantly different from his prime, so we decided to sign him.”
Not having to worry about adaptability was also a factor in the decision to reunite with Cuevas.
“We can’t ignore the adaptability of the league. No matter how good a player is, if he can’t adapt to the KBO, he can’t get good results. Cuevas scored high in that we didn’t have to worry about adaptability. I wouldn’t say it was the best choice, but it was the best of the best 토토사이트.”
KT was meticulous in its attention to detail with Cuevas. The detailed data showed that he was running at a pace similar to his prime.
“We don’t expect him to perform at the first team level right away. We want him to do well, but we don’t want to be too greedy. However, we gave Cuevas high marks for showing data comparable to his prime and for showing adaptability in the KBO. I think the team can be successful if they keep him in the rotation as a 2-3 starter. We expect him to be able to do that. We will do our best in many areas to make sure that the team does not regret partnering with Cuevas again.”