A ‘flat official ball’ as a pitcher management variable… Kwang-Hyun Kim and Hyeon-Jong Yang ‘Key Man’ injured

In fact, Jung Woo-young (24, LG), who uses a two-seam fastball in the mid-150 km/h range as his main weapon, threw a headshot while pitching with the WBC official ball in a practice game against KBO League clubs. Adaptation to the WBC official ball is expected to be a variable in pitcher management for the WBC national team, which has a higher proportion of pitchers who use modified fastballs or breaking balls than orthodox pitchers who mainly use four-seam fastballs over 150km.

In that sense,메이저사이트 Kim Gwang-hyeon (35, SSG) and Yang Hyeon-jong (35, KIA) are expected to play a key role in this WBC as well. This is because the pitchers with the highest adaptability to the WBC official ball among the pitching staff of the national team are Kim Gwang-hyeon and Yang Hyeon-jong, both with MLB experience. Kim Gwang-hyun played an active role in the St. Louis Cardinals from 2020 to 2021, going back and forth between starting and bullpen, and Yang Hyeon-jong also experienced the big league stage while playing for the Texas Rangers in 2021.

It is also true that there were mixed views when the two players, who were born in 1988 and play the role of the eldest pitching staff, were selected for the WBC national team. SSG Choo Shin-soo appeared on a radio broadcast for Korean residents in Dallas, Texas last January and expressed regret over the selection process for the national team, mentioning the real names of the two players, “How long will they be Kim Kwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong?”

Although they are in their mid-30s, the pitching of the two pitchers is not inferior to that of younger pitchers. On top of that, the experience and experience gained while only living on the national team for more than 10 years are essential for this WBC team.

The coaching staff is also looking at the two veteran pitchers’ adaptability to the WBC official ball and the impact it has on junior pitchers with a positive eye. On the 27th, national team pitching coach Jung Hyun-wook finished the national team training held at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA, and asked, “Who is the current player with the best training performance?” “Experience cannot be ignored. Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong show the best appearances,” he replied, “many pitchers have difficulties with cold weather and problems adapting to the WBC official ball, but the two players are adapting the fastest.” As coach Jung said, Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong showed off their accurate control with the WBC-approved ball in the bullpen that day.

The two players are also firmly holding the center of the team. Yang Hyeon-jong, who was in charge of the pitching team, is famous for taking care of his juniors. Right-handed pitcher So Joon So (22, KT) said, “Yang Hyeon-jong advised me to believe in myself and throw courageously. He has been a great strength,” he said. He is also passing on the technical part to his juniors. Left-handed pitchers Chang-mo Koo (26, NC) and Yoon-shik Kim (23, LG) approached Hyeon-jong Yang and asked him the secret to digesting many innings in one season, and Hyeon-jong Yang generously passed on his assets.

The positions within the WBC team of Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong have not yet been decided. Coach Lee Kang-cheol, who had been planning to use him as a bullpen in the mid-to-late game, not as a starter, but recently announced that he could be assigned a starter position as well, as he has a lot of experience on the international stage and the number of pitches for a starting pitcher is limited to 65 in the first round of the finals.

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