In what has become a thing to follow, Hyun-Jin Ryu’s stardom in his home country of Korea is one of the more entertaining stories with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In the past year, we have seen Ryu in various commercials, be featured in Korean pop songs and even a variety show. His last commercial for noodles included look-alikes of Clayton Kershaw, A.J. Ellis and Don Mattingly. However, the term look-alike is used very loosely. While his popularity in Los Angeles is strong, it’s nothing compared to Korea.

Since coming to the U.S. from Korea, Ryu has provided the Dodgers with a strong number three in their rotation. He’s won at least 14 games in both seasons, and a combined 3.17 ERA. In 2015, Ryu once again will fall in place behind Kershaw and Zack Greinke.

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Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

3 Responses

    • Bumseok Lee

      yes~ exactly ~

      It’s because his change-up has been famous since he played in Korea.

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      • Dale

        Thanks! I live in LA and I know he’s got a great change-up, but I wasn’t sure if that was the joke!

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