KIA Tigers left-handed rookie pitcher Yoon Young-chul finally makes his debut.
Yoon Young-cheol, who wore the KIA uniform as the second overall pick in the first round of this year, was suddenly selected as the 5th starter ahead of the opening, beating Kim Ki-hoon and Lim Ki-young. However, last week when he was scheduled to pitch, all three consecutive matches with kt wiz were canceled due to rain, so the pitching order was pushed back.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk pulled the order of a foreign one-two punch, Yang Hyeon-jong, and Lee Eui-ri to give stability to the starting rotation in a situation where key hitters such as Na Seong-beom and Kim Do-young were missing. He recorded 5 hits, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks and 3 runs.
In the match against Samsung, Yun Young-chul threw 93 pitches, recording a maximum fastball speed of 139 km and an average speed of 135 km. He threw 21 sliders, 16 changeups and 10 curveballs in addition to 46 fastballs. Dealing with batters with various pitches was a great advantage as a starter, but in order to work in the first team, he faced the task of increasing his speed.
Yoon Yeong-cheol is an ace who won the Choi Dong-won Award by dominating the high school league last year with 13 wins, 2 losses and an average ERA of 1.66, appearing in 15 games at Chungam High School. Coach Kim also evaluated Yoon Young-cheol as “a player with very good qualities” from the spring camp, and expected that “the important thing as a 5th starter is a sense of stability, and I hope he will show that.”
As mentioned earlier,안전놀이터 the current KIA lineup is down. Na Seong-beom and Kim Do-young departed for Yokohama, Japan on the 14th for treatment, Kim Sun-bin on the 13th and Lee Chang-jin on the 14th after recovering from injuries and returning to the starting lineup for the first team, but they will not be in perfect condition. KIA scored 27 points in 8 games and is only 9th in the league with 3.37 points per game.
In the end, you have to overcome yourself rather than relying on other players. The debut match of a super rookie that many people are looking forward to. As much as he is receiving attention, the burden will be great, but if he overcomes the pressure of his debut, Yoon Young-chul’s name can be greatly imprinted in the KIA 5th starting position.