“Maybe we can see it in the 1st group”… A newcomer recognized for his guts, the power of a ‘strikeout on three pitches’ in the bases loaded crisis

“Guts without ability are a guest.”

SSG Landers coach Kim Won-hyeong smiled at the story of Song Young-jin (19), a “rookie”.

Song Young-jin, who joined SSG in the 2nd round of the 2023 rookie draft (15th overall), uses a 150km fast ball as well as sliders and curves.

Above all, Song Young-jin was highly praised for his courage on the mound. Even though she is a rookie, she knows how to throw her own ball boldly. In an exhibition game against the Lotte Giants on the 15th, Song Young-jin made a strong impression by allowing 1 hit and 1 strikeout in 2 innings.메이저놀이터

Director Kim said, “(Song) Young-jin sees it as an experience. If she does well, she sees the potential again, and even if she gives points, she shows herself throwing the ball.”

Coach Kim said, “It is a great advantage that a young player boldly throws his ball from the mound, even if he does not know the inside,” and said, “It is not just a good gut, but a player who has the ability to throw like that functionally.”

Coach Kim continued, “I’ll have to watch it a little longer, but if I throw the ball like now, I’ll be able to use it in a useful way during the season.”

In his second actual match, Song Young-jin showed his strength to the fullest. On the 19th, he started in the demonstration game against the NC Dinos held at NC Park in Changwon, and gave up 2 hits, 4 balls, and 3 runs in 2 innings.

He struck out lead batter Park Min-woo in the first inning, then was hit by a triple by Han Seok-hyun. After sending Park Gun-woo out on a walk, Martin’s ground ball hit the home runner on third base.

In the second inning, the bases were loaded with two outs. However, he also showed a bold game, such as striking out on three pitches against Han Seok-hyun, who allowed a triple at the previous at-bat.

Throwing a total of 48 balls, he had a fastball speed of 150km and mixed sliders (12) and curveballs (9).

Song Young-jin, who once again made sure to appeal to his strengths, came down the mound at the end of the 3rd inning, replacing Baek Seung-gun..