A 19-year-old boy who has no greed for ‘fastball’, Yoon Young-chul puts his first pitch ahead of speed.

“I am more concerned about control.

KIA Tigers left-hander rookie Yoon Young-cheol won his dream of winning the pro stage against the Lotte Giants in Gwangju on the 3rd. He blocked the Lotte batting line, which was on a 9-game winning streak, with 5 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings and led the team to a 10-2 victory.

Two things stood out that day. The first is restraint. Although the control was often shaken, catcher Han Seung-taek spread the ball the way he wanted throughout the mound with a strike rate of 66.23% over 5 innings. He displayed stable pitching throwing 51 of 77 pitches as strikes.

Another is fastball speed. Yoon Young-chul’s highest fastball speed was 139 km, and the average was 135 km. Even considering he was a left-handed pitcher, he was not a fastball that could ‘overwhelm’ batters.메이저놀이터

If ordinary high school freshman pitchers take a pitching style that compensates for their lack of experience with fastball speed and pitch, Yoon Young-cheol focuses on control and fights with batters like a veteran pitcher.

Yoon Young-chul also has no obsession with restraint. He believes that his fastball speed can naturally improve little by little if he builds up his body strength little by little while pitching to make use of his strengths.

Yoon Young-cheol emphasized, “There are many pitchers who throw more than 150km in the league, but I think the most important thing is control. .

I do not expect a rapid increase in speed in a short time like Choi Ji-min, a year younger than his team. Saying confidently, “I’m not greedy (for speed). If I overdo it, I could get hurt. I think that (fastball speed) will get better after 1-2 years if I continue to do weight training while gaining experience bit by bit.” conveyed his philosophy.

KIA coach Kim Jong-guk also said, “I think it would be nice to see more of Yoon Young-chul’s strengths. Like Choi Ji-min, his speed may increase, but Yoon Young-cheol did not throw a lot of balls at the management level after joining the professional team.” If I do, I think (redemption) will get better little by little,” he emphasized.

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