“The position is a pass.”
Doosan Bears rookie pitcher Kim Yu-seong (21) made his debut against SSG Landers held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 28th. He took the opportunity to start the field two days after being registered for the first team entry, and completed his mission by overcoming a crisis situation even in the midst of a difficult game.
Kim Yoo-seong recorded no runs in 1 inning, 2 walks, 1 strikeout. Kim Yu-seong was put in the 8th inning, trailing 1-4. He was able to finish the inning with a tripartite offense, but after two outs, Oh Tae-gon’s batted ball was caught by first baseman Yang Seok-hwan. After that, Kim Yu-seong shook sharply, and gave consecutive walks to follow-up batters Han Yu-seom and Kim Seong-hyun. Although the bases were loaded, Kim Yoo-seong ended the inning by striking out Park Seong-han.
SPOTV commentator Lee Seong-woo, who was in charge of the match commentary, praised Kim Yoo-sung’s pitching, saying, “The vertical (up and down) movement is very good.” According to Trackman, which provides tracking data to nine KBO league teams, the up and down movement of 19 fastballs thrown by Kim Yu-seong was recorded at 61.4 cm. She recorded an average velocity of 147.4 km and an average number of revolutions of 2504. Last season, Kim Jae-woong of Kiwoom Heroes ranked first in the category with a fast ball vertical movement of 62 cm, and it marked a figure close to this.
What did the command tower think after watching Yoosung Kim pitching in the dugout? Coach Lee Seung-yeop praised, saying, “I think the pitch will be enough to work in the 1st team,” but “However, the command is important. He also pointed out improvements, saying, “You don’t just throw strikes, you have to be able to throw where you want and where the catcher asks.” 스포츠토토
For the time being, Kim Yoo-seong plans to pitch in a comfortable situation. Like any rookie pitcher, he plans to gain experience in a situation where the score gap widens. Director Lee said, “I want to send it off in a comfortable situation. Now, it is a situation where the Pilseungjo group has been established. It can be burdensome for Kim Yu-seong to play in a game he is winning. If you feel the atmosphere of the first team and show good performance, you can send them to a better game than now. But now, I want to make him feel comfortable mentally,” he said of his plan to use Kim Yu-seong.