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Nickname:   N/A Position:   LHP
Home: N/A Team:   BLUE JAYS
Height: 6' 3" Bats:   R
Weight: 255 Throws:   L
DOB: 3/25/1987 Agent: Scott Boras
Uniform #: 99  
Birth City: Incheon, South Korea
Draft: 2012 - Dodgers - Out of South Korea
2009 KOR Hanwha Eagles   28 28 180 188         0 13 12   3.57
2010 JAP Hanwha Eagles                            
2011 JAP Hanwha Eagles                            
2012 JAP Hanwha Eagles     183   210           9 9   2.66
2013 NL DODGERS   30 192 182 154 49 30 2 1 0 14 8 0.252 3.00
2014 NL DODGERS   26 152 152 139 29 26 0 0 0 14 7 0.257 3.38
2015 NL DODGERS - DL $4,833.00                          
2016 PCL OKLAHOMA CITY   3 9.2 17 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 1   8.38
2016 CAL RANCHO CUCAMONGA   5 18 15 14 1 5 0 0 0 1 1   2.00
2016 NL DODGERS $7,830.00 1 4.2 8 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.364 11.57
2017 NL DODGERS $7,833.00 25 126.2 128 116 45 24 0 0 1 5 9 0.263 3.77
2018 PCL OKLAHOMA CITY   1 5 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1   1.80
2018 CAL RANCHO CUCAMONGA   1 4 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   0.00
2018 NL DODGERS   15 82.1 68 89 15 15 0 0 0 7 3 0.221 1.97
2019 NL DODGERS   29 182.2 160 163 24 29 1 1 0 14 5 0.234 2.32
2020 AL BLUE JAYS $7,407.00 12 67 60 72 17 12 0 0 0 5 2 0.234 2.69
  • Ryu is pronounced: REE-ooo.

  • Ryu is a goofy lefthander. He reminds people of David Wells a bit, because he is quite portly. Ryu will have to keep an eye on his weight and conditioning.

  • In 2006, Hyun-Jin became the first South Korean player to be named the Korean league's rookie of the year and MVP in the same season. He went 18-6, 2.23 ERA, with 205 strikeouts in 202 innings. He the league in wins, ERA and strikeouts. He was only 19 years old.

  • Ryu was the star as Korea surprised everyone to beat Cuba and win gold at the 2008 Olympics. He went 2-0, 1.04 in the tournament, including a masterful 8 1/3 innings in the gold-medal winning 3-2 win over Cuba.

    Then, Hyun-Jin played a very important, but slightly subordinate role to Jung Keun Bong at the World Baseball Classic, as the more veteran lefthander was called on to face Japan on three separate occasions (going 2-1) on his way to a World Baseball Classic all-tournament team selection.

  • Hyun-Jin became a posted player from the Korean Baseball Organization in the winter before 2012 Spring Training.

    He signed with the Dodgers, who have been watching Ryu since he was in high school and followed him throughout his pro career in Korea. He is the first professional from Korea to go directly into the Major Leagues.

  • Hyun-Jin led the Korean Baseball Organization in strikeouts five times in his seven seasons, including 2012 with 210 in 183 innings, and compiled a 98-52, 2.80 ERA.

    Some Major League teams were wary of his workload in Korea, where he logged 1,269 innings in seven years from ages 19-25, combined with his having had Tommy John surgery as an amateur. He threw more than 200 innings in each of his first two KBO seasons at ages 19 and 20.

  • In 2013, the Baseball America Prospect Handbook rated Ryu as the #1 prospect in the Dodgers' organization.

  • He is a very funny guy. And his friendly manner also quickly endeared him to everyone in the Dodgers 2013 Spring Training camp.

  • As the story goes, Ryu is a natural righthander. But the first baseball glove he was given by his father was a lefthander's glove for his right hand, so Ryu taught himself to throw lefthanded. When he bats, it's righthanded.

  • "He's a superstar in Korea, but he's sensitive to the feelings of his teammates and does not want to do anything unacceptable," said Sun-Hoon Lee of Korean network SBS. "He's very humble and humorous. If he learns English, he'll be a very fun guy. He looks lazy, but he's not."

  • What's been the biggest difference for Ryu in his transition from Korea? "In Korea I could get away with a mistake or two, but here I've noticed that when I make a mistake it's a home run," he said.

  • One of Ryu's big concerns in starting his 2013 MLB career playing in the US for the first time, is that he has not picked up a bat for the last seven years in Korea because they always use a DH in their leagues.

  • Hyun-Jin led the Korean Baseball Organization in strikeouts five times in his seven seasons (including 2012 with 210 in 183 innings). He compiled a 98-52 record, with a 2.80 ERA.

    Some Major League teams were wary of his workload in Korea, where he logged 1,269 innings in seven years from ages 19-25, combined with his having had Tommy John surgery as an amateur. He threw more than 200 innings in each of his first two KBO seasons at ages 19 and 20.

  • Ryu has some athleticism, but he is chunky and will have to keep an eye on his weight and conditioning.

  • He is a very funny guy.

  • As the story goes, Ryu is a natural righthander. But the first baseball glove he was given by his father was a lefthander's glove for his right hand, so Ryu taught himself to throw lefthanded. When he bats, it's righthanded.

  • Hyun-Ju is admired in his native land. "He's a superstar in Korea, but he's sensitive to the feelings of his teammates and does not want to do anything unacceptable," said Sun-Hoon Lee of Korean network SBS. "He's very humble and humorous. If he learns English, he'll be a very fun guy. He looks lazy, but he's not."

  • April 30, 2013: Psy was an international phenomenon, and if you remember, the Korean pop star had one of his more memorable "Gangnam Style" performances at Dodger Stadium in 2012.

    So, the singer returned to meet and receive a replica jersey from starting pitcher (and fellow countryman) Hyun-Jin Ryu.

    The two Korean superstars met on the field after the game.

    Ryu seemed nearly as excited about meeting Psy as beating the Rockies. The pair exchanged gifts and made plans for dinner in what turned into a bonanza for the roughly 50 Korean media.

    "He's a worldwide, global star," said Ryu. "I realize tonight he's a far bigger star than I am."

  • Off the mound, teammates describe Ryu—nicknamed “Korean Monster”—as laid-back, well-liked and funny, adjectives not typically associated with previous ballplayers from Asia, who were more often deemed diligent and hardworking. Footage of him doing Psy’s “Gangnam Style” dance or bearhugging teammates in the dugout now crowd out the earlier jeering at Dodger Stadium. “He’s always laughing and smiling,” says Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. “It’s just a little different from players I’ve had, like Hideki Matsui, Chien-Ming Wang, and Chan Ho Park.”

    Ryu has a great personality and relates well to his teammates.

  • He has been around the game a long time, so he knows how to prepare for his starts. He is a professional and he has a strong work ethic.

  • On October 6, 2013, Ryu became the first South Korean to serve as the starting pitcher of a Major League Baseball postseason game.

  • January 5, 2014: The folks at record company ALLKpop posted Ryu's second single, "Small Moon," calling it "a song to give hope and courage to all the youth who are hoping to take after Ryu Hyun Jin's footsteps."

  • February 10, 2014: A fitter Ryu took the field for his first workout of the new season. Ryu had said he was "underprepared" in 2013 after a harried contract negotiation, vowing he would be in better shape this time around. "All kidding aside," Ryu said, "(2013) was trying with the contract, and I didn't' get a head start. I've had more time to prepare this year."

    Ryu, listed at 255 pounds by the team, said he's "significantly lighter compared to last year," but "only I know" how much lighter. Ryu did give an assist to teammates Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke for the examples they set.

    "Absolutely, working hard is very contagious," he said. "My teammates definitely push me. At the end of the day, you have to do it yourself. I just try to be in the best shape I can. I'm an athlete; it's my job to be in the best condition." (Gurnick - mlb.com - 2/9/2014)

  • Ryu is a popular pitch-man in South Korea. In recent years, he has endorsed a barbecue chicken chain, Hanmi Bank, and ramen noodles.

  • January 2018: Ryu and his wife Bae got married.

  • July 2019: Ryu represented the Dodgers at the All-Star Game. He matched his first-half play, becoming the first Korean player to start an All-Star Game and checking in with a scoreless inning.

  • 2019 Season: Ryu came into 2019 with higher expectations than other finalists after pitching well in 2018—an impressive 1.97 ERA in 15 starts. But he failed to reach 150 innings pitched for the third consecutive season after missing the 2015 campaign because of shoulder surgery.

    In 2019, however, the southpaw shut down any thought that he couldn't duplicate his success of 2018. Ryu finished 14-5 and led the Majors with a 2.32 ERA. His 182.2 innings were the most he has thrown since he tossed 192 innings during his rookie season in 2013.

  • December 27, 2019: “Hello, Canada. Bonjour!”

    Hyun-Jin Ryu took centre stage at Rogers Centre for the first time as a member of the Blue Jays, making his first mark on another nation after beginning his professional career as a star in his home country of South Korea, then taking the United States by storm last season as the Major League ERA leader and the runner-up in NL Cy Young Award voting.

    The 32-year-old lefthander began his address to the country north of the border in English—with a greeting in French—and thanked the Blue Jays’ brass and the fans before sharing, “I am happy to be here, and I’m going to make the Toronto Blue Jays proud.”

    Toronto’s president and CEO Mark Shapiro called the event “an exciting day for Blue Jays fans across Toronto and in Korea.” General manager Ross Atkins shared that he looked forward “to the day you take the mound and you’re representing two nations.”

    From the moment the season ended, the Blue Jays have stressed a need to get better and a desire to do just that. With the official announcement of Ryu’s four-year, $80 million deal, the club is excited about the step forward the addition of the southpaw signifies.

    “It’s one piece that has helped us now make another step,” Atkins said. “We knew we had to find ways to add pitching. We knew we had to find ways to complement and supplement this rotation. We felt like we had good acquisitions in Chase Anderson and Tanner Roark, [Shun] Yamaguchi as well, and obviously having [Matt] Shoemaker back.”

    Added Shapiro: “This is the next step in what we feel is a plan to build a sustainable championship team.” 

    “One of the things that we love most about our jobs is watching on a daily and nightly basis exceptional things happening on a baseball field, and the more that we dug into Ryu and spent time learning about him, the more excited we got and the more exceptional he became to us,” Atkins said. “He really stood out—his ability to command the ball so exceptionally well, get outs at every quadrant of the zone with four different pitches, insane athleticism and just ability on the field is, it was something exceptional to watch.”

  • Ryu is set to become the third Korean-born player to don a Blue Jays uniform, joining Rob Refsnyder and Seunghwan Oh. His 54 regular-season victories in the Majors are tied for the second-most ever by a Korean-born pitcher, to Chan Ho Park's 124. As he did in Los Angeles, Ryu will wear No. 99 for the Blue Jays, a number synonymous in Canada with the great Wayne Gretzky.

    “Canada lent No. 99 to L.A.,” Ryu’s agent, Scott Boras, said. “So with Hyun-Jin, we thought we would return it back to Canada.”

    “There is no free-agent signing where you’re not sharing some risk,” Atkins said of Ryu’s injury history. “We feel we have added an incredible talent to the organization, feel like he’s evolved and learned from … his transition as a professional and as a Major League Baseball pitcher. We’re confident he’s going to continue what he needs to do to be able to stay on the field.”

    Boras shared that Ryu is excited to join a franchise with an exciting future where he can step into a leadership role.

    “He said, ‘I want to come here to be a winner, I want to come here to be a leader,’” Boras said of Ryu. “’I want to be a contributor.’ He’s never won a world championship, and the appeal of the contract length allows him to be a part of something that could get him to the playoffs and allow that to happen.” (A Brudnicki - MLB.com - December 27, 2019)

  • Blue Jays ace Hyun Jin Ryu added another accolade to his 2020 season, being named the Warren Spahn Award winner as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball.

    The award has been given out annually by the Oklahoma Sports Museum since 1999, with past multi-time winners including Randy Johnson, Johan Santana, C.C. Sabathia and Clayton Kershaw. Ryu is the first Blue Jays pitcher to win the award. (Keegan Matheson - Dec. 22, 2020)



  • November 11, 2012: The Dodgers were the winning bidder for Ryu. The Dodgers' $25 million bid was accepted by Ryu's team, the Hanwha Eagles. 

    December 9, 2012: The Dodgers barely beat the 2:00 p.m. PT deadline at the end of the exclusive 30-day negotiating window the Dodgers won by posting a fee of $25.7 million that will go to Ryu's Korean team, the Hanwha Eagles. Hyun-Jin signed with the Dodgers for six years and $36 million. Ryu's contract includes a $5 million signing bonus and up to $1 million a year in bonuses for innings pitched but does not have a no-trade clause.

  • October 29, 2018: Ryu chose free agency.

  • November 12, 2018: Hyun-Jin Ryu took the qualifying offer—a one-year contract worth $17.9 million (the mean salary of MLB's 125 highest-paid players).

    He will become only the sixth player among the 80 to receive offers since 2012 to accept. None of the other six free agents who received offers late in 2018 accepted them.

  • October 31, 2019: Ryu chose free agency.

  • December 23, 2019: The Blue Jays agreed to a four-year, $80 million contract with Hyun-Jin Ryu, The deal includes a limited no-trade clause with no opt-outs.
  • Ryu has a four-pitch repertoire: an 86-94 mph FASTBALL with late cutting action that he can add and subtract from. He also has a slow 68-70 mph CURVEBALL that is just for show, a tight and crisp 81-84 mph slurvy-SLIDER that is a quality pitch, and a plus CHANGEUP that scouts call a 60 on the 20-80 scouting scale due partly for the way he sells it with very good arm speed.

    His sharp slider has late break when it is "on." But he gets around the ball when he is not able to pitch  out front, causing the slider to get slurvy. He gets good arm speed on his fading changeup, eliciting some swings and misses with it.

  • 2016 Season Pitch Usage: 4-seam Fastball: 56.5% of the time; Change 18.8%; Slider 11.8%; and his Curve 12.9% of the time.

  • 2018 Season Pitch Usage: 4-seam Fastball: 33.2% of the time; Sinker 5.4%; Change 17.7%; Slider less than 1%; Curve 18.5%; and Cutter 24.5% of the time. Average velocity: 4-seam 91.1 mph, Sinker 90.3, Change 81.7, Slider 80.4, Curve 74.2, and Cutter 87.7 mph.

  • 2019 Season Pitch Usage: 4-seam Fastball: 26.2% of the time; Sinker 14%; Change 27.8%; Slider less than 1%;  Curve 12.2%; Cutter 19.3%, and Slow Curve less than 1% of the time. Average velocity: 4-seam 91 mph, Sinker 90.4, Change 80.4, Slider 80.9, Curve 72.9; Cutter 87.2, and Slow Curve 64.9 mph.

  • 2020 Season Pitch Usage: 4-seam Fastball: 23.6% of the time; Sinker 11%; Change 27.4%; Curve 13.2%; and Cutter 24.8% of the time. Average velocity: 4-seam 90.2 mph, Sinker 89.4, Change 80, Curve 72.6; and Cutter 85.8 mph.

  • Hyun-Jin has excellent pitch ability. His feel for the pitching craft is probably his biggest asset. Ryu spots his fastball with precision to both sides of the plate, attacks righthanded hitters on the inner half and doesn’t make too many mistakes out over the middle of the plate.

    Ryu throws his changeup with good arm speed, gets good separation on it from his fastball and uses it to get most of his swings and misses.

  • Ryu is a good all-around athlete for his size. That allows him to consistently repeat his delivery. He throws from a three-quarters arm slot on a good downhill plane. It is an easy, calm delivery.

  • Hyun-Jin has a portly build that scouts say he will have to keep in check, but his beefiness doesn’t prevent him from being able repeat his delivery and throw strikes, as scouts have commented that he has good body control and is more athletic than his doughy physique would suggest. His arm action is clean and his mechanics are sound. He does throw a little bit across his body and can get a bit upright in his delivery, but it doesn’t hinder his ability to throw the ball with downhill plane.

    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly sees some of David Wells in Ryu, both physically and in pitching style and repertoire.

  • Ryu is a #2 or a #3 starter, most baseball people feel. He fits well in the Dodger rotation behind Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke.

  • The South Korean earned his first Major League victory on April 7, 2013.

  • April 25, 2013, Mets first baseman Ike Davis said of Ryu: "First time seeing him, his slider is pretty deceptive because it did two things. Sometimes he threw one that just went straight across, and then the other one would have depth. I think we only had three hits off him. One was a broken bat and the other one was a little soft liner to right. We didn't find a lot of barrels off him."

  • June 6, 2013: "He (Ryu) is more of an artist for me than a thrower, uses both sides of the plate, pitches inside, uses the changeup," Dodger manager Don Mattingly said. "It's the art of pitching, not just radar guns and things like that."

  • 2018 Changes: Although his two-seam fastball remains the top priority, Ryu is trying to tighten the spin of his deep-count curveball and provide a different look to hitters than the one he's been using since turning pro in Korea in 2006. (Ken Gurnick -MLB.com-March 11, 2018)

  • March 22, 2019:  Hyun-Jin Ryu to start Opening Day for the Dodgers, manager Dave Roberts announced. Ryu's start will come against the D-backs March 28 at Dodger Stadium.

  • March 28, 2019: With Clayton Kershaw and Sandy Koufax watching and his teammates conducting their own Home Run Derby for support, substitute starter Hyun-Jin Ryu upheld the Dodgers' tradition of dominant lefthanded pitching on Opening Day. The fourth choice to get the season started, Ryu limited the D-backs to one run over six innings with eight strikeouts and no walks in a dominant 12-5 win at Dodger Stadium. At one point, he retired 13 consecutive batters. Former Dodger Zack Greinke, who allowed four of the Dodgers' MLB Opening Day record eight homers in 3 2/3 innings, took the loss.

    “His heartbeat is so consistent, and he never lets nerves or pressure get to him,” said manager Dave Roberts. “He was in complete command, both sides of the plate. Toward the second, third time around, he started using the top part of the zone. He made those guys feel him inside to open the outside part of the plate. He was just real good.”

    Ryu was making the first Dodgers Opening Day start by a Korean since Chan Ho Park in 2001. And the first Opening Day NOT started by Kershaw since 2010. He drew the assignment because injuries left Kershaw, Walker Buehler, and Rich Hill unable to take the ball.

    “I was feeling good from the get-go, and getting that run support from my teammates definitely helped me in terms of getting in a good groove,” said Ryu. “From that point on, it was very comfortable because we had the lead and I felt good.” (K Gurnick - MLB.com - March 28, 2019)

  • May 7, 2019: Ryu pitched a four-hit masterpiece in a 9-0 win over the Braves, the shutout doubling for his first complete game since 2013, the team’s first complete game since August 23, 2017 (Rich Hill), and its first shutout since May 3, 2016 (Clayton Kershaw). (Ken Gurnick-MLB.com)

  • May 13, 2019: Ryu took home NL Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career after throwing 17 scoreless innings with 15 strikeouts, one walk, and only five hits allowed over two starts.

  • August 11, 2019: “It’s an absolute display of the art of pitching,” Turner said of Ryu’s latest masterpiece. “He can pitch to all four quadrants, his command has been great all year. Vintage Ryu. Changing speeds, keeping guys off-balance. He’s like Houdini when he gets in trouble; he finds a way out of it.”

    Ryu improved to 12-2 with an MLB-best 1.45 ERA after scattering five hits in his first start since missing 10 days with a sore neck. The Dodgers single-season ERA record for a starter is 1.58, set by Rube Marquard in 1916. Sandy Koufax’s best was 1.73; Clayton Kershaw’s was 1.69.

  • September 28, 2019: Ryu locked up the National League ERA title at 2.32.

  • In 2019, Ryu was the runner-up for the NL Cy Young Award. 

    The Dodgers would have been thrilled if Hyun-Jin Ryu had a Comeback of the Year season in 2019, but he did even better. Finally healthy, Ryu had a career year, starting on Opening Day, starting the All-Star Game for the National League, going 14-5, and winning the MLB ERA title before finishing second for the Cy Young Award behind repeat winner Jacob deGrom of the Mets. 

    Ryu appeared on 29 out of 30 ballots, receiving one first-place vote, 10 second-place votes, eight third-place votes, seven fourth-place votes and three fifth-place votes for a total of 88 points. The voting system awards seven points for first place, four points for second place, three points for third place, two votes for fourth place and one point for fifth place.  

  • 2019 Season: Ryu, who was born in Incheon, South Korea, led the Majors with a 2.32 ERA and compiled a 14-5 record over 182.2 innings for the Dodgers. Ryu finished among the NL's top three with a 6.79 strikeout-to-walk ratio, 0.84 home runs allowed per nine innings, a 1.01 WHIP, a .263 opponents’ average, and 9.26 baserunners allowed per nine frames.

  • 2020 season: Baseball Reference has him at a 3.0 WAR (pretty good for a 60 game season, putting him 2nd among AL pitchers). Fangraphs at 1.9 (putting him 8th among AL pitchers)

    Ryu had a .302 BABIP, up from .278 last year. 80.5% of the base runners he allowed were stranded.

    He had a 3.01 FIP and a 3.32 xFIP.

    His line drive rate was 20.9% (down from 24.2 last year), ground ball (51.1%, up from 50.4) and fly ball 28.0% (up from 25.4). 11.8% of his fly balls left the park (down from 13.0%).

    Ryu’s strikeout rate was 26.2% (up from 22.5) and walk rate was 6.2% (up a lot from 3.3).

    Both soft contact (15.7%, from 20.3) and hard contact (24.3% from 34.2) were down, so medium contact (60.0%, from 45.5) was up.

    Right-handed batters (.238/.293/.359) hit him better than left-handed batters (.220/.250/.320).

    And Ryu had a better ERA at home (2.10) than on the road (3.16), even though batters hit better off him at home (.241/.285/.371) than on the road (.229/.285/.336). This only counts Sahlen Field as home, not games where he was the ‘home’ pitcher in another park.

    Ryu by month:

    July: 0-1, 8.00 ERA in 2 starts. Batters hit .325/.400/.625 in 9 innings.August: 2-0, 0.96 ERA in 5 starts. Batters hit .175/.223/.216 in 28 innings.September: 3-1, 2.70 ERA in 5 starts. Batters hit .252/.294/.370 in 30 innings.He had a slow start but was terrific after that.

    The Jays were 9-3 in his starts.

    He started on 5 days rest 7 times (8 if you count the playoff game) and 4 days rest 4 times. We averaged 4.71 runs per game in his starts. He had a 2.74 ERA, batters hitting .211/.260/.344 on 4 days rest. 2.29 ERA, batters hitting .250/.288/.331 on 5 days rest.

    His best start of the season, by GameScore, was a 70 on August 5th against the Braves. He went 5 innings allowed 1 hits, 3 walks with a season high 8 strikeouts (tied for season high).

    His worst start (other than the playoff game) was a 29 on July 30th (his second start of the season, in Washington against the Nationals. He went 4.1, allowed 9 hits, 5 earned, 1 walks with 5 strikeouts.

    His season low was 84 pitches thrown, high was 100 in his last start of the season. He averaged 94.3 pitches a start.

    He averaged 5.6 innings per start. (Tom Dakers@bluebirdbanter - Oct 4, 2020)

  • Nov. 2020: Ryu finished 3rd in AL Cy Young voting. (Shane Bieber won it.)

  • Dec 9, 2020:  Hyun Jin Ryu was named a Second-Team All-MLB pitcher, on MLB Network on Wednesday, recognizing an excellent debut season with the Blue Jays, who he led to their first postseason appearance since 2016.

  • Dec 22, 2020:  Blue Jays ace Hyun Jin Ryu added another accolade to his 2020 season, being named the Warren Spahn Award winner as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball.

    The award has been given out annually by the Oklahoma Sports Museum since 1999, with past multi-time winners including Randy Johnson, Johan Santana, C.C. Sabathia and Clayton Kershaw. Ryu is the first Blue Jays pitcher to win the award.

    Warren Spahn, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, ranks sixth in Major League history with 363 wins, the most ever recorded by a left-handed starter. His 21-year Major League career began with the Boston Braves, who moved to Milwaukee midway through Spahn’s tenure, before he finished his career by spending one season each with the Mets and Giants. Spahn went 363-245 with a 3.09 ERA over 5,243 2/3 innings, leaving him widely considered to be one of the greatest left-handed pitchers to play the game. ((K Matheson - MLB.com - Dec 22, 2020)

  • As of the start of the 2021 season, Ryu has a career record of 59-35 with 2.95 ERA, having allowed 78 home runs and 758 hits in 807 innings.
  • Hyun-Jin is a good fielding pitcher.
  • Ryu's .181 batting average over the two seasons 2013-2014 ranked 9th in baseball among pitchers.
Career Injury Report
  • 2004: Ryu underwent Tommy John surgery while in high school.

  • May 2-21, 2014: Ryu went on the 15 day D.L. with left shoulder inflammation. It was not that serious of an injury.

    August 15-31, 2014: Hyun-Jin was on the D.L. with two strained muscles in his right buttocks. He was injured while pitching to a hitter. An MRI showed Grade 1-2 strains of the gluteus medius and piriformis muscles.

    But the Dodgers cleared Ryu to pitch game 3 of the NL Division Series vs. the Cardinals on October 6, 2014.

  • March 20, 2015: Hyun-Jin reported tightness in his shoulder, received an anti-inflammatory injection and began the season on the D.L. with shoulder inflammation.

    "We kind of know what this is. We've dealt with it before and he's bounced back," L.A. manager Don Mattingly said. "Obviously, you're still going to be concerned and make sure you're cautious."

    May 4, 2015: The Dodgers moved Ryu to the 60-day disabled list.

    May 20, 2015: Ryu decided on season ending shoulder surgery.

    May 21, 2015: Ryu underwent left shoulder surgery for a torn labrum and should be ready for Spring Training 2016, manager Don Mattingly said. 

    May 7, 2016: Ryu continues on the DL from left shoulder surgery in 2015.

  • July 19-November 7, 2016: Ryu was on the DL with left elbow tendonitis.

  • May 1-11, 2017: Ryu was on the DL with left hip contusion.

  • July 4-24, 2017: The Dodgers placed  Ryu on the 10-day disabled list with a left foot contusion. 

  • May 3-August 15, 2018: Ryu was on the DL with a left groin strain.

  • April 8, 2019: Ryu may have been on his way to delivering on his manager’s prediction "to get a lot of outs,'' before leaving in the second inning with a left groin strain. It is the same injury that landed Ryu on the injured list from May 3 to August 15, 2018.

    “It was different from the pain I felt last year,” Ryu said through an interpreter. “It was more of a precautionary measure to come out of the game. So compared to the left groin injury I had last year, right now I feel better.”

    April 9-20, 2019: Ryu was on the IL with left groin strain.

  • August 1-11, 2019: Ryu was on the IL with neck soreness.