Chicago Cubs’ Shota Imanaga, 31, is ranked No. 5 among major league starting pitchers., the official site of Major League Baseball, released its seventh starting pitcher power rankings of the season on Tuesday. Among the top pitchers on the list, Imanaga climbed the ranks to No. 5.

Imanaga is a veteran left-hander who has compiled a 64-50 record with 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, Imanaga hit a rough patch, as his ERA jumped from 0.84 to 1.88 after struggling in a loss to Milwaukee on March 30 (4⅓ innings, eight hits, two homers, one walk, one strikeout, seven runs) and a win over the White Sox on March 5 (4⅓ innings, seven hits, one homer, six walks, five runs, one earned run). 안전놀이터 추천 The two poor outings also caused Imanaga’s starting pitcher power ranking to plummet. Imanaga, who was ranked No. 1 in his fifth starting pitcher power ranking, dropped to No. 9.

Since then, Imanaga has started to stabilize.

He picked up a win at Cincinnati on April 10, allowing two runs on five hits (one homer) and one walk over 6⅔ innings while striking out seven and walking one, and then won his second straight start at St. Louis on April 16, allowing one run on four hits and one walk over seven innings while striking out six. His recent success has also been reflected in his ranking in the starting pitcher power rankings, as he moved up to No. 5. writes, “Imanaga has climbed back to No. 5 after falling from No. 1 to No. 9. He allowed 12 runs against the Brewers and White Sox, but has allowed just three runs over 13⅔ innings in his last two starts against the Reds and Cardinals. Imanaga is now 7-1 with a 1.89 ERA and 78 strikeouts in his rookie season. “That’s the third-lowest ERA among pitchers in regulation innings, behind only Pablo Lopez (Minnesota) and Ranger Suarez (Philadelphia),” said the organization, which ranked Imanaga fifth.

Suarez tops the Power Rankings.

Suarez is having the best season of his career, going 10-1 with a 1.75 ERA in 15 games (92⅓ innings) this season. He was ranked second in our last ranking and has finally made it to the top spot. Tarik Scoobal (Detroit), who was ranked No. 1 in our last rankings, dropped to No. 2 after allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits (two home runs) with two walks and seven strikeouts in four innings against Atlanta in his last start.

Suarez and Scoobal are followed by Lewis Gill (Yankees) at No. 3, Corbin Burns (Baltimore) at No. 4, Imanaga Shota (Baltimore) at No. 5, Zack Wheeler (Philadelphia) at No. 6, 카지노사이트 순위 Paul Skins (Pittsburgh) at No. 7, Garrett Cortez (White Sox) at No. 8, Tyler Glasnow (Dodgers) at No. 9, and Tanner Hauck (Boston) at No. 10.

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