Former MLB pitcher Erick Fedde earns KBO's MVP honours

Former MLB pitcher Erick Fedde earns KBO's MVP honours
05/12/2023
The 30-year-old right-hander received 102 out of 111 votes on the ballot. The NC Dinos made him an offer to stay. "I'm going to try to do what's best for me and my family for my baseball career," Fedde commented after receiving the award.

American right-hander Erick Fedde was named the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) league MVP.

Fedde starred for NC Dinos, leading the league with 20 wins, 209 strikeouts and a 2.00 ERA to become the first foreign pitcher to capture the pitching Triple Crown. He earned 102 out of 111 votes.

After receiving the award, Fedde said there are "so many unknowns" ahead of him this offseason and added: "I have a great agent. They're going to work it out, and I'm excited to see what happens. I'm going to try to do what's best for me and my family for my career."

Fedde's one-year, US$ one million contract, the maximum amount allowed by the KBO for any first-year foreign player, expired at the end of the season.

General manager (GM) Lim Sun-nam told Yonhap News Agency that the Dinos had sent to Fedde "the best offer we could have made within the rules" of the KBO.

Fedde, 30, was selected by the Washington Nationals as number 18 overall at the 2014 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft after starring for the University of Nevada and undergoing Tommy John surgery. he signed for a US$ 2.51 million bonus.

He made his MLB debut on 30 July 2017.

The Nationals did not tender him a contract after the 2022 season, making Fedde a free agent.

Famed agent Scott Boras represents him.