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Michael King, the Yankees reliever to talk about

Reliever Michael King has become the New York Yankees' 'bullpen MVP' in the 2022 MLB season

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New York Yankees pitcher Michael King has been showing off like no other reliever on his team so far in the 2022 MLB season .

Michael King has gone from being the one who looks for an opportunity in the rotation, to being that reliever who enjoys great confidence from his manager Aaron Boone. King has taken on a huge role in MLB 2022, coming out to pitch at situational moments. King so far this season has made 5 appearances, in which he adds statistics such as:

  • 0.69 ERA
  • 13 entries
  • 1 carrera
  • 1 walk
  • 20 strikeouts (Leader in all of the MLB among relievers)
  • 1.00 de WHIP

What is the curious thing about it all?

Michael King has a 1.92 ERA (51.2 IP, 11 ER) as a reliever since the start of last MLB season. King as a reliever is not a good thing, since last season his career has taken another shine since he assumed the role of reliever with the ability to pitch multiple innings with the Yankees.

King’s weakness and strength.

Without a doubt, King’s strength is facing left-handed hitters, however, his weakness at the moment continues to be right-handed hitters and the following numbers prove it:

  • King vs left-handed hitters this 2022: 3.2 IP, 12 batters faced, 1 BB, 6 K and 0 hits.
  • King vs right-handed hitters: 7 IP, 29 batters faced, 1 BB, 12 K’s, 1 run and 9 hits.

Is Michael King shaping up as part of the future of the New York Yankees ?

This is a pitcher who is 25 years old, 6’3 tall and 224 pounds, he is a free agent at the end of the 2025 season and he still has a lot to do dressed in pinstripes in New York.

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