Will KIA Tigers rookie pitcher Yoon Young-chul (19) be able to dramatically improve his speed like Choi Ji-min (20)?
Yoon Young-cheol, who joined KIA with the second overall pick in the first round in this year’s rookie draft, is a left-handed pitcher whose strength is stable control. Although his fastball averaged only 137 km/h, he made a soft landing in the KBO League with his ability to throw the ball exactly where he wanted it.
However, it is true that he needs to be faster than he is now. If not right away, you should continue to work on improving your velocity. There are also good examples. That was the case with left-handed pitcher Choi Ji-min. Choi Ji-min, a native of Gangneung High School, joined the KIA in the 2022 draft with the 5th pick in the 2nd round of the 1st round. Even in his high school years, he had a fastball in the mid-to-late 130km range, and even in his first year as a pro, his average velocity was only 141.1km.
However, as a result of consistent weight training and strengthening training, he was able to command a fastball that reached 150 km. Choi Ji-min’s second-year professional fastball average speed is 145.1 km. His top speed is 150 km. Within a year, Choi Ji-min became a fireballer. When asked about the secret to improving speed, Choi Ji-min said, “I gained confidence through training, and the ball became faster.” He has proven that if he trains systematically, he can quickly increase his speed.
Can Yoon Young-chul also have a fast ball like Choi Ji-min? Director Kim Jong-guk judged, “He won’t get much better like Choi Ji-min.” This is because, unlike Choi Ji-min, Yoon Young-chul is a ‘starter-type pitcher’. Director Kim said, “Still, there is room for the average speed to be faster than now,” predicting the possibility of Yoon Young-chul’s development.
It is unreasonable to expect too much from a rookie pitcher. Especially during the season, it is better to make use of the strengths rather than correcting the weaknesses. Manager Kim said, “I’m adapting well. It’s not easy to change the way I pitch now. After the season, I need to strengthen my stamina and speed. Now is not the time to think. I’m doing well,” he said, expressing his hope that Yoon Young-cheol will run like he is now.카지노사이트
In addition, Yoon Young-chul will be under special management. Coach Kim said, “Yoon Young-cheol has to pitch twice a week next week, but he’s going to skip one rotation. We’re thinking of removing him from the roster.”