Kiwoom Heroes pitcher An Woo-jin is the best starting pitcher who throws a slider, changeup, and curveball with a fast ball.
In the match against KT Wiz held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 25th, Ahn Woo-jin showed a perfect pitch with 1 hit, 7 strikeouts, 1 walk, and no runs in 7 innings, leading the team to a 1-0 victory and winning 2 wins (1 loss) of the season. With 3 runs in 32 innings this season, the average ERA fell to 0.84.
On this day, Woo-jin Ahn also threw a fast ball with a maximum speed of 159 km and an average of 155 km, along with a slider, curve, and slider. However, one more column was added to An Woo-jin’s pitching analysis table organized by the Kiwoom power analysis team. It’s ‘other’. 먹튀검증
His new pitch, which is not a forkball, sinker, two-seam, or cutter, is the sweeper, which was added as an official pitch in the major leagues this year. Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani has increased his use rate since last year and is drawing more attention. Previously, it was classified as a slider, but the grip is different and it moves more horizontally.
After the match against Doosan on the 13th, Ahn Woo-jin said, “I am practicing the sweeper. appear to have been trained.
However, catcher Lee Ji-young, who received the ball, said in a telephone interview with ‘SpotTV News’ after the game on the 25th, “As Woojin said, each is a big slider. Recently, a new pitch has appeared in the major leagues, so it seems that Woojin also practiced. But I heard that it was a sweeper. If you look at the ball, it bends a lot, but the big slider Woojin throws is halfway between the slider and the curve.”
Ahn Woo-jin also said in a phone interview, “To say it’s a sweeper is still at the level of imitation. It’s embarrassing to say it’s a sweeper. It’s still just a slider with a large angle. I focus more on my middle finger and hold the grip than when I was throwing a slider. The angle has grown both horizontally and vertically.”
In summary, Ahn Woo-jin has been trying the sweeper little by little, which he learned from foreign pitchers who threw sweepers by watching videos, but it seems that the course has not been accurately realized yet. If Ahn Woo-jin continues to throw and settles down more, he will have a fifth pitch.
An Woo-jin, who is ‘rehearsing’ a new type of pitch to improve even after winning two league crowns last year (ERA, strikeouts), boldly aims to not give even one point in a game this year. An Woo-jin threw Park Byeong-ho’s batted ball to 3rd base in the 7th inning safely, and was driven to 1st and 3rd base safely.
After Seong-Woo Jang withdrew due to a foul fly by the catcher, Woo-Jin Ahn caught Moon Sang-Cheol’s bunt ball on his own from 1st, 1st and 3rd bases, tossed the glove right to the catcher, and put the runner on 3rd out from home. Following this, he struck out pinch hitter Kim Jun-tae and did not give a single point as he said.
Ahn Woo-jin, who maintained his concentration even after the 6th inning no hit due to a hit by Anthony Alford, the lead batter in the 7th, told the story behind the glove toss, saying, “I didn’t really want to score, so I deliberately tried to throw it slowly and more accurately.”
Lee Ji-young highly praised him, saying, “If he says he will stop unconditionally, he is a player with the ability to do so. It is a pitcher that all catchers will want to receive.” Ahn Woo-jin said with strength, “I really didn’t want to be an ‘Ancry’ today.” There was a reason why Kiwoom’s best battery teamed up to win 1-0.
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