‘Fixed selection’ smells like a left-hander… ‘7 innings no hit’ perfect final check
Choi Seung-yong took the mound as a starter in the match against the Hanwha Futures (second team) on the 30th and pitched a good pitch with no hits, 5 strikeouts, and 2 walks in 7 innings.
Choi Seung-yong, who joined Doosan in the 2nd round of the 2021 rookie draft (20th overall), has a large 190cm body and stable control, so he raised expectations early on as a starting pitcher in the future. He went 3-7 with 7 holds and an ERA of 5.08 in a total of 63 games over the past two years, going back and forth between start and relief.
Head coach Lee Seung-yeop, who took office at Doosan ahead 안전놀이터of this season, declared, “I will fix Choi Seung-yong’s position,” and entrusted him with a spot in the starting rotation.
Choi Seung-yong, who improved his physical condition as a starter from spring camp, appeared in three exhibition games and improved his physical condition smoothly, leaving an average ERA of 3.09 in 11⅔ innings.
With the regular season opening on April 1st, Choi Seung-yong, who went to the final inspection, completed the inspection perfectly.
He threw a total of 88 balls, and his highest fastball speed came up to 146 km per hour. His average speed was 143 km. In addition to his fastball, he also used a curve slider changeup.
He was clear about the content. He gave up one walk in each of the first and second innings, but later showed off his power by handling 15 consecutive batters.
The previous day (29th), Kwak Bin had a fastball of up to 149 km in a practice match against Sangmu, recording 4 no hits, 4 walks, 5 strikeouts and no runs in 4 innings. There is.
On April 1st, Doosan will play the opening two games against the Lotte Giants at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul. Starting pitcher: Raul Alcatara. Coach Lee explained the background of his selection as the starting pitcher for the opening game, saying, “Alcantara has experience playing in Korea and is in good condition. It will be difficult for any team to attack.” Choi Seung-yong will go through the opening two games and start three games against the NC Dinos in Jamsil from April 4th.