The second Jeong Dae-hyun’s premonition… 32-year-old changeup master, 5OUT Art Pitching ‘Korean Baseball Treasure’

February 19, 2023 0 Comments

This is the second Jeong Dae-hyun.

I remember that Korean baseball had a lot of fun using sidearm Jeong Dae-hyun in various international competitions from the late 1990s to the early 2000s. Dong-eui University coach Jeong Dae-hyun appeared as a regular member of the national team since his days at Kyunghee University, saving Korea at every juncture and silencing batters from other countries.

The ever-changing movement from Jeong Dae-hyeon’s unique delivery showed a great advantage to foreign hitters unfamiliar with submarines. Even at the moment when the gold medal was confirmed at the Beijing Olympics, Jung Dae-hyun was the main character on the mound. Central and South American countries, which do not have many submarines, had a hard time with Jeong Dae-hyeon.

Jung Dae-hyeon played a big role as SK’s finishing pitcher in Korea. There was a feeling that his heyday was short, but there was a certain weapon called the sinker. He played for Lotte until 2016, recording 46 wins, 29 losses, 106 saves, 121 holds, and an earned run average of 2.21 in 662 career games.

It is a sign that the second Jeong Dae-hyun will appear in Korean baseball as time goes by. The main character is KT Koh Young-pyo. In Korea, he has won 11 and 13 wins over the past two years, standing tall as the league’s strongest sidearm starting pitcher. Last year, he went 13-8 with a 3.26 earned run average, throwing 182⅓ innings in 28 games.

Youngpyo Koh’s main weapon is his changeup. Often, a right-handed pitcher’s changeup is formed outside the left-handed hitter, but Ko Young-pyo’s has the characteristic of sinking from top to bottom. As a hitter, he has no choice but to have less area to hit the bat. In particular, it is evaluated that it is difficult to adapt to the international stage in a short period of time.

Ko Young-pyo showed signs 토토사이트of ‘international use’ at the Tokyo Olympics. He pitched well against Japan with 6 hits, 7 strikeouts, 1 walk and 2 runs in 5 innings against Japan, although he lost 1 in 2 games and had an earned run average of 5.59. In the upcoming WBC, there is ample possibility of starting against Japan.

On the 17th (hereinafter Korean time), Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA. Koh Young-pyo did an art pitch that caught 5 out counts. Only 16 pitches. He took one hit, but struck out two and caught two. NC hitters rushed to bat, but Koh Young-pyo’s aggressive changeup was also outstanding.

The WBC official ball is more slippery than the KBO League official ball. Although the KBO provided pitchers with mud-worked balls on this day, it is definitely a subtle change for pitchers. Fortunately, Ko Young-pyo had no problems using his main weapon changeup.

Koh Young-pyo said, “Curves and sliders that rotate horizontally felt slippery and burdensome in the hand. Taking that into account, the pitching went well. He threw his changeup comfortably.” The change-up master suggests that the value of this tournament can increase depending on the situation.

It is true that aggressive pitching is important in the WBC, which has a pitch limit. Koh Young-pyo also needs time to adapt. “I’ve never played a game with a pitch limit, so I don’t feel it. The goal is to induce a miss with a sophisticated changeup.” Of course, I remember the double hit by Yamada Tetsuto in the Olympics against Japan. Koh Young-pyo said, “A good hitter should be wary.”

Manager Lee Kang-cheol said, “The pitchers seem to be in less condition because the weather is cold.” However, it was the harvest before the first evaluation against NC that confirmed Koh Young-pyo’s good condition. There is plenty of potential for selection and use of the bullpen. Koh Young-pyo said, “There are pitchers I have never seen before, and there are pitchers I have known. He said, “I will take good care of my juniors in the national team.”

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