In an era where fastballs and young guns are pushing into the KBO stage, KIA new left-hander Yoon Young-cheol (19, photo) is growing rapidly with his first ball.
Yoon Young-cheol started against Hanwha in Daejeon on the 24th and recorded 3 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 6 innings. He did not become the winning pitcher by passing the ball to the bullpen in a 1-1 match, but he recorded the first quality start (with 3 earned runs over 6 innings) since his debut and laid the foundation for a 4-2 victory.
Yoon Young-chul has appeared in 7 games since the opening and is recording an average ERA of 3.15 with 2 wins and 1 loss. After giving the high school graduate enough time to prepare for the debut, KIA sent it to Kiwoom for the first time on April 15th. In his debut match, Yun Young-chul experienced the difficulties of a professional by withdrawing after giving up 5 runs in 3.2 innings. However, from the next game he continues to grow.
In the game against Samsung on April 21, he went 4.1 innings (2 runs) and was unable to complete 5 innings and withdrew. After that, on April 27th, after fighting 5 scoreless innings against NC, he was responsible for 5 or more innings in each game, and finally recorded a quality start.
Yoon Young-chul has never had a game where he is hit hard. The match against SSG on the 11th, with 6 hits and 3 runs in 5 innings, is the game with the most hits. He gives up hits and walks, but his game management ability to get himself out of a crisis without collapsing is the reason why KIA chose a high school graduate rookie as the 5th starter. From the spring camp, coach Kim Jong-guk said, “If Lee Eui-ri is the type to press with a strong ball, Yoon Young-chul is uncharacteristic of a rookie and has good management skills. He has room,” he evaluated.
In the match against Hanwha on the 24th, Yoon Yeong-cheol sent out runners with hits and walks in the first and second innings, but all the next hitters were treated as double hits by inducing shortstop grounders, and he lightly deleted the runners. In the 4th inning, after a hit, the 1st baseman was in danger of being safely on 1st and 2nd base, but Hanwha’s main batters Chae Eun-seong and Noh Si-hwan were caught with an infield foul fly and an outfield fly after 5 pitches and 1 pitch respectively.
Yoon Yeong-chul, after one out in the bottom of the 6th inning with a 1-0 lead, was hit by a solo shot from Chae Eun-seong and allowed to tie the score, then gave a walk to Noh Si-hwan and faced a crisis. has completed
Since his pitching is so stable, he is increasing his innings by catching a small number of pitches with sharp corner work with a fastball and slider, even without a fast ball.
On the 3rd, when he won his first win in his debut, against Lotte, Yoon Young-chul recorded the highest fastball speed of 139km. In 2023, when a pitcher that exceeded 160 km/h came out, Yoon Young-chul will compete with his first ball. This year’s Rookie of the Year competition seemed to form a restraint-centered structure due to Moon Dong-ju and Kim Seo-hyun (above Hanwha) throwing super fastballs, but Yoon Young-cheol is building a strong competitive edge with a sense of stability.
Yoon Young-chul said,토토사이트 “The number of pitchers throwing fast balls has increased, but I still think the most important thing is the pitch. Even if it is a ball over 150km, I cannot hit it unless it is the ball, so I focus more on the ball,” he said. “I have no greed for restraint. If you upload it too much, you may get hurt, so I think it will get better little by little as you gain experience and time passes for 1-2 years. I am constantly doing weight training,” he laughed. Yoon Young-chul’s maximum speed was raised to 142 km per hour at the Hanwha Games on the 24th.