Awkward combination of words ‘skillful’ and ‘rookie’ → Yoon Young-chul makes sense

“I gained a lot of confidence.”

The expression ‘neunggureonggi’ comes to mind. Skill ability itself. However, I am a 19-year-old rookie. It’s an awkward combination, but it makes sense. KIA ‘Super Rookie’ Yoon Young-cheol (19) flew.

Yoon Young-chul started the second game of the 2023 KBO League regular season against Samsung at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on the 17th, and made a good pitch with 5.1 innings, 4 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and 1 run (unlawful) and became the winning pitcher.

This is the 2nd win (1 loss) of the season. KIA, with Yun Young-chul at the forefront, won 7-3 as the batting line exploded. 8-2 victory the previous day and the victory to this day. The 3-game away winning series is confirmed. After 5 consecutive losses안전놀이터, 2 wins in a row and 5 wins against Samsung are a bonus.

For Yun Young-chul, this day was his 6th appearance. He ate the most innings pitched and also had the most pitches pitched. He ate 5 innings in all his last 3 appearances, and this day is 5.1 innings. The number of pitches was also 92, exceeding the previous 91.

The highest velocity of the fastball was 141 km/h. The minimum speed is 136 km/h. It was fine. Here, the changeup with a distribution of 100 to 129 km per hour was excellent, and the angle of the slider with a range of 126 to 134 km was good.

Even if you don’t throw 150km per hour, it’s possible to win because you get the ball. Even throws well. Dealing with seniors, but there is nothing to be intimidated by. He is a player who knows how to laugh on the mound.

Yoon Young-cheol said, “Even in high school, I threw a lot of games and went to big games. He seems to be throwing for fun rather than nervous. I guess I’m used to it.” He laughed.

He is the second overall pick in the 2023 KBO Rookie Draft. He was said to be a special pitcher in high school, and he also went to the youth national team. It was a hot topic even before he joined. And in his debut season, he is proudly playing in the first team. He is also in the starting rotation.

He’s not a pitcher who throws fearsome fastballs. The average speed is in the mid to late 130 km/h. Instead, it becomes the jegu. He is also good at managing the game. It is an evaluation that he knows how to do it and throws it.

Yoon Young-cheol said, “He hasn’t played many games yet, but he is grateful for being able to throw consistently. He gave me a chance, so I want to do well,” he said.

He continued, “I feel like I have a lot of confidence. At first, the zone was narrower than in high school, so there were many ambiguous balls while throwing. Now, John has gotten used to it to some extent. As he threw, he got used to it. He seems to have gained more confidence,” he explained.

Director Kim Jong-guk said, “Even though it is his debut season, he is adapting well. He’s thinking about getting 3 runs in 5 innings each time. he’s doing just fine I think he has been doing very well as a rookie so far.”

It is not that there are no complements. The slow speed is something that needs to be overcome someday. When I was in high school, I got over 140km/h. Looks less like a pro. You should also increase your stamina. Manager Kim Jong-guk said, “I make up for it after the season. Not now. If you do it now, the player becomes more complicated. You can do it like now,” he pointed out.

Instead, the restraints have room for improvement. Yoon Young-cheol said, “Until the previous game, there was a feeling that I threw lightly and relaxed. It just didn’t seem right to do that. My condition was fine today. So I put more effort into it,” he explained. It means I didn’t throw hard on purpose. It also means you can go faster.

He continued, “Even though the ball is slow, it is somewhat controlled, so I think it will be difficult for the opponent to hit it because I aim for the course. I don’t think it’s right to aim for just one timing,” he explained.

He’s throwing hard in the beginning of the season. Now let’s get into management. It is the 23rd in order. If you go out on Tuesday, you have to go back to play on Sunday. this is still too much Decided to drop it once. He is a pampered rookie. Because he is good at it, he is cherished even more.

Yoon Young-chul calmly said, “Because you are taking care of me, I will rest well when I take a break and throw better in the next game.” He is an amazing newcomer in many ways. 


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