The pitcher is bringing vitality to the LG Twins bullpen. This is the story of Yoo Young-chan (26), who debuted on the first team stage in the fourth year of joining.
Recently메이저사이트, LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “If you accumulate experience, you are a worthy player who can play in the winning group.” It is a reasoned evaluation. Yoo Young-chan blocked 17 and 2/3 innings in 14 games he started, giving up only 6 runs. He’s posting a pretty decent earned run average (3.06). After joining the opening entry, he served as a losing team until mid-April, but gradually climbed onto the mound in a tight situation and did a good job. On the 2nd, against Changwon NC Dinos, he recorded his first hold in his debut by scoring no runs in 1 and 3 innings, and in the game the next day (3rd), he blocked 1 inning without a run and recorded consecutive holds.
Yoo Young-chan was nominated in the 5th round (43rd overall) of the 2020 2nd rookie draft. He wasn’t considered a promising player. However, in the second half of 140 km / h, he is evaluated as using a high-quality slider and forkball with a fast ball.
For LG, close pitcher Ko Woo-seok was excluded from the first-team entry due to back pain, and set-up men Lee Jung-yong and Jung Woo-young also lost more runs recently, shaking their backs and back doors. Yoo Young-chan showed an active performance like Danbi with all his strength.
Yoo Young-chan had an interview with the reporters after the team training against the Doosan Bears on the 6th, which was delayed by rain. It is the first time since his debut that he has received attention from baseball fans and media. He couldn’t hide his embarrassment, but his eyes twinkled when he talked about pitching and competing.
Yoo Young-chan said, “Director (Yeom Kyung-yeop) gave me a chance, and I think I lived up to my expectations (a little bit) in that opportunity. Thank you for everything.”
Looking back at the NC game on the 2nd, where the first hold was put up, “As I went to the game often in April, I understood various situations and gained experience. Even in important situations, I pulled my strength and trusted senior Park Dong-won (catcher) and threw it, and good results followed.”
Life in the first team is still unfamiliar. He listens to advice from seniors and juniors alike. He engraved life management advice, ‘Eat well and sleep well’. The mental management method learned from team senior Lim Chan-gyu is also effective. Yoo Young-chan said, “(Lim) Chan-gyu advised, ‘Don’t worry about things that haven’t happened in advance, and focus on pitching on the mound.’ He said, “Don’t notice.” He said that
the speed of his four-seam fastball (fastball), which was 147-148 km/h in the Futures League last season, has increased by 1-2 km/h this season. Thanks to that, he has gained confidence. Current strengths He also pointed out his pitch.
The vitality of LG waistline. Yoo Young-chan also set a high goal. His goal is to play more than 50 innings this season and raise 20 holds (based on a single season) someday. LG fans are also happy to see Yoo Young-chan appear.