“The best left hand ever”… Benjamin confirmed for the KT opening match
Foreign pitcher Wes Benjamin (30) will be selected for the KT Wiz opening game in the 2023 season.
On the 15th (Korean time), KT coach Lee Kang-cheol predicted Benjamin as the starter for the season opener after the club’s spring training at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA. Coach Lee Kang-cheol, who also serves as the coach of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team, will be summoned to the national team this afternoon. As he has not been able to conduct team training for a while, he confirmed the selection for the opening match early. KT will play the opening game against the LG Twins at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on April 1st.
Manager Lee Kang-cheol said, “I’m in really good shape right now. You’ll know it once you see it. Today (in live pitching) I came up to 149km/h. The best I did last season was 147km/h.” Sun) Kang Baek-ho said, ‘I saw the best left hand ever in the KBO league.’
Benjamin wore a KT uniform as a substitute for William Cuevas in May of last year. The regular season record was 5 wins and 4 losses in 17 matches with an ERA of 2.70. Detailed indicators, including on-base allowed per inning (WHIP 1.02) and hit rate (0.216), exceeded expectations. He played an active role as the team’s ace in fall baseball. As a result, he succeeded in renewing his contract. His value was recognized as his annual salary (331,000 dollars → 1.3 million dollars) increased significantly. 온라인카지노
Coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “(After coming in as a substitute player last year) I threw hard to look good, but my elbow hurt. I think I have it,” he said. “The salary has risen a lot, so there will be motivation. He said that he found all the rotational power he had by building a good body in the United States.
“Basically, the fact that such a ball comes out means that it can come out even during the season. It can’t be helped when the condition is bad, but when you look at it on average, you have to see it. “(The opening match) is Suwon’s home game, so there is no need to avoid the (opponent) first starter. Many spectators will come, so we have to show it. In that sense, (Benjamin was the starting match),” he said.