On the morning of the 3rd, Akama Ball Park in Onna Village, Okinawa, Japan. attention was focused
It was because it was the day Samsung Lions first-round rookie pitcher Lee Ho-seong revealed his pitching appearance for the first time in the first team.
Lee Ho-seong, who joined the first team at the end of last month, pitched in the bullpen alongside seniors at Akama Ball Park in Onna Village, Okinawa, Japan on the morning of the 3rd.
After graduating from Incheon High School, he joined Samsung in the 8th place in the first round.
For the first time after joining the 1st team camp, he worked with the ‘legendary’ Kang Min-ho. Samsung coach Park Jin-man also closely watched the pitching right behind the player.
Lee Ho-seong checked his condition by throwing up to 145 km of fastballs, curveballs, sliders, and changeups.
It was not a fiery fastball, but it was calm and stable pitching.
Kang Min-ho, who received the ball, said positively, “I could feel that young pitchers these days have improved a lot and are coming to the pros.”
Samsung coach Park Jin-man, who watched the rookie pitcher, said, “Unlike a young player, he is calm and has a sense of stability in his control. He has a good balance like a Japanese pitcher, so even if he is in the same 140km range, he can feel good at the ball and feel faster. I think I can use it for the bullpen from around May at the earliest,” he hoped.
We asked for their thoughts on the recent craze for light-speed ball from Hanwha Kim Seo-hyun and NC Shin Young-woo. 스포츠토토
Lee Ho-seong, who was responding to the interview, said firmly without hesitation, “I don’t think my friends are better than me or ahead of me just because I have a fast ball.” He continued, “Because the results must be good unconditionally, I think that I have to do much better in terms of records and results. I am also confident.”
Lee Ho-seong, who defined himself as a “growth pitcher,” expressed his aspirations, saying, “I want to become a pitcher representing Korea, and I want to represent the WBC or international competitions.”
Kim Seo-hyun, Shin Young-woo, and Yoon Young-chul’s competition for the rookie king, which almost ended up being a 3-fight match. A strong dark horse is expected to emerge.