‘I gained 4kg’, the only left-handed 5th starting candidate, appeals to competitiveness “I have good control”
Doosan Bears left-hander Choi Seung-yong (22) did not hide his desire to enter the starting rotation for the 2023 season. Lee Seung-yeop (47) is receiving a lot of attention from director Lee Seung-yeop.
Choi Seung-yong recorded an average ERA of 5.30 with 3 wins, 7 losses and 5 holds in 93⅓ innings in 48 games (15 starts) last year, his second year as a pro. It is not outstanding, but due to the circumstances of the team, where two foreign pitchers left due to injuries, they did their part by going back and forth between starting and bullpen.
However, he was clear about what needs to be improved. You have to put on your helmet. His pitches dropped significantly when he passed 60 pitches in each start last season.
For this reason, coach Lee Seung-yeop also pointed out a supplementary point, saying, “He must have the power to throw up to 100 pitches.” 메이저놀이터
Choi Seung-yong expressed his confidence, saying, “Last year when he was a starting pitcher, he lacked something, but this year he is preparing by throwing a lot of balls.”
His weight is also gaining. He wants to develop the strength to stay on the mound for a long time.
Choi Seung-yong said, “I weighed 87-88 kg last season, but now I have increased it to 92 kg. I think it will have a positive effect.” I eat a lot,” he said.
Also, “I feel that my body has gained strength. The coaches have definitely said that my body has grown, so I am feeling the change.”
Doosan has confirmed up to four starters, including Raul Alcantara, Dylan Pyle, Choi Won-jun, and Kwak Bin. A composition was formed in which Choi Seung-yong and Park Shin-ji competed for the remaining spot.
Choi Seung-yong does not want to miss this opportunity. He said, “If I say my competitor, I think it would be (Park) Shinji hyung. Last year, I alternated as a substitute starter.” He said, “My competitive edge is that I am a left-handed pitcher. appealed.
Choi Seung-yong said, “The manager asked me if all pitchers’ dream is to become a starting pitcher, and he told me that this kind of opportunity doesn’t come easily. “he emphasized.