LG Park Kyung-wan, battery coach, who was considered the best catcher during his active career, received the ball directly from the pitcher in an unusual way. In 2021, he was interested in the pitching of Kang Hyo-jong, a promising prospect in the first round, so he wore catcher equipment and conveyed his impressions of receiving Kang Hyo-jong’s ball.
Coach Park is currently working on spring training with the team at the Giants Complex in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. On the 11th (Korean time), he carefully watched the pitchers pitching in the bullpen, and during the bullpen pitching, he sent a signal that he would receive the ball himself and matched with Kang Hyo-jong.
After the bullpen pitching, coach Park said, “Hyojong seemed to have strength with the ball from before. It can be different from the feeling of seeing it, so I wanted to confirm it by receiving it myself.” His breaking ball hasn’t been polished yet, but he has a good breaking ball. He has areas to improve on, but as a young player, he thinks he has plenty of potential. He smiled and said, “It’s been a while since I took it, but my body didn’t keep up.”
Kang Hyo-jong, who threw 42 pitches in bullpen pitching, said, “It was an honor to be accepted by the coach. When he gets on the mound, he’s always nervous and focused. I threw it nervously and focused again this time, and the coach accepted it, so I was able to throw it happily. It was really an honor,” he said. 카지노사이트
Kang Hyo-jong made his first-team debut as a last-minute starting pitcher last year. On October 7, against Changwon NC, he played an active role with 2 runs in 5 innings and succeeded in starting the game. He was included in the first-team camp list for the first time this year, and it is evaluated that he is showing a stronger pitch and stable control than last year in bullpen pitching. Kang Hyo-jong is considered as one of the top five candidates along with Lim Chan-gyu, Kim Dae-hyeon, Lee Ji-gang, and Kim Yu-young.
Park Dong-won, who received the ball from Kang Hyo-jong in bullpen pitching, also responded to the question, ‘Is there a pitcher with a better ball than expected?’ He had no idea he was such a good pitcher. he was startled He even asked the manager and other members of our team what kind of pitcher he was. In the past, there were times when I couldn’t control myself, but it was really good that I prepared well in the winter.”
LG has many new faces this year. Both battery coach Park Gyeong-wan and Park Dong-won wore LG uniforms for the first time this time. And Kang Hyo-jong, who is starting his first-team career in earnest, is leaving a strong impression on the new faces.