I heard a lot about Thames.

NC confirmed on the 20th the recruitment of Erick Fedde, 29, as a new foreign pitcher for the 2023 season. Erik Peddy

is a right-handed overhand pitcher with a height of 193 cm and a weight of 92 kg. He throws a mix of two-seam, cutter, curve and changeup with an average fastball of 149 km (maximum 153 km). Peddie

, who graduated from Nevada State University, was selected by the Washington Nationals with the 18th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 rookie draft.,He made his major league debut in 2017. He recorded an average ERA of 5.41 with 21 wins and 33 losses in 454⅓ innings in 102 total games (88 starts).He was active as the team’s 5th starter when Washington won the World Series in 2019, and is an active major leaguer who also played an active role as the 5th starter this year. In the minor leagues, he recorded 390⅓ innings, 23 wins, 19 losses, and an average ERA of 3.69 in 89 games (71 starting games).

“Eric Peddy has a powerful two-seam fastball, cutter, curve, changeup, etc. He explained the background of the recruitment, saying, “He is a pitcher who throws various breaking balls and has excellent groundball induction skills. As a full-time major league starting pitcher, he also has stable game management skills. We expect him to play an active role as a key member of the club’s starting lineup.” 안전놀이터

Eric Peddy said, “I am very happy to be a member of the NC Dinos. I want to meet my colleagues as soon as possible and experience the culture unique to KBO,” referring to his friendship with Eric Thames, who was active in NC in the past. “Fortunately, I played on the same team as Eric Thames in 2020, and he spoke highly of the KBO League and heard a lot of things,” he explained. 

The following is a Q&A with Peddy from the club.

– How do you feel about joining?

▲ I am very happy to have the opportunity to join the team as a member of the NC Dinos. I want to quickly meet the manager, coaches, and fellow players, and quickly experience the unique culture of the KBO.

– Do you know about Korea and Korean professional baseball? What do you think?

▲ I don’t have much knowledge about Korea and the KBO outside of the internet and what I’ve heard from players who have stepped on the KBO stage before. I was lucky enough to play on the same team as Eric Thames in 2020, and he spoke highly of the KBO League and heard a lot of things. Changwon NC Park, which I saw in the photo, also looked really cool. I have high expectations for Korea.

– How do you plan to prepare before joining NC Spring Camp?

▲ Fortunately, I am currently training with the best trainers, pitching coaches, and physical therapy experts while living in Arizona, where the field training is held. For the team’s field training in Tucson, he has been working out steadily since early November. I plan to join the field training with my body and pitching form in the best condition. 

– Goal and resolution

▲ Every time I go on the mound, I want to compete with my teammates and at the same time become a good team member. I will play in many games as a starter and help the team win while digesting quality innings. Given the opportunity to play in the KBO League, I want to learn a lot about Korean culture and community.