The Chicago Cubs’ Shota Imanaga (31), who has been a breakout starter in the major leagues, has seen his pitcher power ranking plummet after two consecutive poor outings., the official site of Major League Baseball, released its sixth starting pitcher power rankings for 2024 on June 6 (KST). Tarik Skubal (Detroit), a leading American League Cy Young Award candidate with a 7-1 record and 1.97 ERA in 12 games (73 innings) this season, moved up from No. 2 to No. 1. Imanaga, who was ranked No. 1 in the last Power Rankings, dropped to No. 9.

Imanaga is a veteran left-hander with a 64-50 record and a 3.18 ERA in 165 games (1002⅔ innings) over eight seasons (2016-2023) in Nippon Professional Baseball. He signed a four-year, $53 million contract with the Cubs this offseason. He started the season with a dominant performance that earned him the National League Rookie of the Month award for April.

However, he has struggled in his last two starts. Imanaga suffered his first major league loss on March 30 at Milwaukee, giving up seven runs on eight hits (two homers) with one walk and one strikeout in 4 1/3 innings. On April 5 against the White Sox, 바카라사이트 he allowed five runs (one earned) on seven hits (one homer) with six strikeouts and one walk in 4 1/3 innings before a costly error by third baseman Christopher Morel led to a rain delay. His season ERA has risen to 1.88 after dropping to 0.84 on April 19 against Pittsburgh (seven innings, four hits, one walk, seven strikeouts). On the season, he is 5-1 with a 1.88 ERA in 11 games (62⅓ innings).

In his postgame interview,

Imanaga said, “I felt the momentum of the other hitters and I was overwhelmed. In the first inning, I was able to keep them at bay with good feel pitches, but in the second inning, I started to see some pitches that were a little bit inside the strike zone, some pitches that were high and some pitches that were low, and they took advantage. Sometimes in baseball, it’s all about luck. I think I’ve been very lucky that I’ve been able to keep hitters out. Now it’s going to be a real test, so I’m going to trust myself and do my best,” he said, emphasizing the importance of pitching well the rest of the season.

“Aminaga may have been a victim of the ‘power rankings jinx,’ as he allowed just seven runs (five earned) in his first nine starts, but he gave up seven runs on two home runs in his first start after being ranked No. 1 in the last power rankings,” wrote. The Cubs lost 6-10. Despite this poor outing, Imanaga still ranks at the top of the pitcher metrics from his rookie season. His 1.88 ERA ranks fourth among pitchers who have pitched a full season of regulation innings, behind only Ranger Suraez (Philadelphia), Lewis Gill (Yankees), and Tanner Hauck (Boston).”

Scoobal tops the power rankings, followed by Ranger Suarez at No. 2, Zack Wheeler (Philadelphia) at No. 3, Lewis Gill at No. 4, 온라인카지노사이트 Corbin Burns (Baltimore) at No. 5, Tanner Hauck at No. 6, Tyler Glasnow (Dodgers) at No. 7, Paul Skins (Pittsburgh) at No. 8, Shota Imanaga at No. 9, and Max Fried (Atlanta) at No. 10.

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