KIA Tigers’ super rookie Yoon Yeong-cheol (18) showed off his strengths from his first pitch to the bullpen: blade control + good reception + calmness.

KIA is the only rookie to join Yoon Young-cheol in the spring camp in Tucson, Arizona, USA. Yoon Young-cheol, a left-handed pitcher from Chungam High School who wore a KIA uniform as the second overall pick in the 2023 rookie draft, is considered a strong candidate for the rookie king this season along with Kim Seo-hyun (Hanwha), the first overall pick.

Yun Yeong-cheol’s average speed is not very fast at 140km, but he was evaluated as a ‘perfect pitcher’ enough to be considered the strongest ace in high school since his sophomore year at Chungam High School. His unmatched control and good breaking ball ability, as well as his excellent balance, were reasons for diagnosing Yun’s chances of success. 토토사이트

And on the 4th, in Tucson, Arizona, Yoon Young-cheol proved without regret why he is expected so much by pitching about 35 pitches in the bullpen. On this day, Yoon Young-cheol threw 35 pitches at a pace of about 60-70% because it was his first bullpen pitching. Yoon Young-cheol, who worked with KIA catcher Shin Beom-soo, threw a variety of pitches, including a fastball, slider, and changeup.

In the video posted on KIA Tigers’ official YouTube, you can see Yun Young-chul’s first pitching in the bullpen. He calmly throws the ball with no nervousness at all, and Yoon Young-chul’s strengths are revealed even in the short pitching of the bullpen.

First of all, no matter what type of pitch and course he throws, his stable pitch attracts attention with no ball leaving the strike zone. In addition, the deception (hidden action), as if the ball suddenly jumps out from behind, and the change in the tip of the ball, which can be seen through the catcher’s cam, are also significant.

Shin Beom-soo, who actually received the ball, poured out exclamations while repeating words such as “Nice ball, good, alive”. At the same time, he picked Yoon Young-cheol as a super rookie and praised him sparingly.

To some extent, there may be an aspect that inspires new players, but in the end, such lip-service cheering must have come based on actual impressions.

Interest was hot. Coaching staff and club officials, including KIA pitching coach Jeong Myeong-won, were also watching Yoon Young-cheol’s pitching closely.

The baby tiger, which has already revealed its ‘teeth’, has shown itself to be a different rookie from the cotyledon. This is why Yoon Young-cheol’s next pitches are already looking forward to.

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