Logan Webb (27), who boasted excellent pitching in the last two seasons, is expected to sign a long-term contract with the San Francisco Giants.
The San Francisco Chronicle, a local media outlet in San Francisco, reported on the 6th (Korean time) that San Francisco is preparing for a long-term contract with Webb.
Webb is a right-handed starting pitcher entering his fifth year in the major leagues. If there is no long-term contract, he will become a free agent (FA) player after the 2025 season.
San Francisco is likely to try to sign a contract that includes at least two years of free agency along with Webb’s salary adjustment application period. Therefore, it is expected that the contract will be at least 5 years.
Webb has emerged as a key starting resource for San Francisco since the 2021 season. He pitched 148 1/3 innings in 27 games with a 3.03 earned run average.
Since then, Webb has been reborn as an ace, throwing 192 1/3 innings in 32 games last year, recording a 15-9 record with a 2.90 ERA. 163 strikeouts. 메이저사이트
Webb was a relatively mediocre pitcher until 2020, but from 2021 his performance skyrocketed as he reduced the proportion of four-seam fastballs and increased sinkers.
Webb’s four-seam fastball percentage last year was only 3.1%. On the other hand, the share of sinkers reached a whopping 33.1%. Aside from that, he throws over 30% of his changeup and slider.
However, the lifespan of a sinker bowler is relatively short. Brandon Webb, who once received a Cy Young award with a sinker as a weapon, had only 7 years of playing career.