KIA Tigers rookie left-handed pitcher Yoon Young-cheol (18) is strengthening his stability ahead of the professional stage.
Yoon Young-cheol won the Outstanding Player Award at the 2022 Baseball Softball Night held at the Seoul Garden Hotel in Dohwa-dong, Seoul on the 19th.
Yun Young-cheol, who played an active role as the ace of Chungam High School, recorded 13 wins and 2 losses with an ERA of 1.65 in 18 games (65⅓ innings)메이저사이트 this year. In the 2023 rookie draft, he was nominated by KIA as the second pick in the first round. He is evaluated as the best left-handed pitcher in high school and is highly anticipated by fans.
Regarding his own strengths, “I am a pitcher who can easily catch hitters with good control and breaking balls in the game. Yoon Young-chul, who said, “I think I can throw better because my mentality is not shaken well on the mound,” said Yoon Young-cheol, “I am receiving a lot of attention, but it is not a burden. It feels a little fun to receive this much attention, and I think it’s okay if I work hard.”
Yun Young-cheol, who has played many games since high school as an ace at Chungam High School, recorded 2,657 pitches in official matches over the past three years. It’s true that he’s worried about his physical condition because he throws a lot by amateur standards.
KIA is concerned about Yoon Young-chul’s physical condition, so he does not pitch during the winter and manages to do only basic exercises such as weight training. Yoon Young-chul said, “The current team continues systematic weight training. His catch ball has not yet been played and he is working out while concentrating on weight training. On December 1st, I started exercising in Hampyeong. There are many sports facilities that high schools don’t have, so it seems to be a big help. He said, “I feel like my strength has improved a lot as I continued weight training.”
Yoon Young-chul, who showed confidence in his physical condition, saying, “I can throw the ball at any time,” revealed his off-season plan, saying, “The club is taking care of me, so I’m going to take a little more rest and focus on growing my body through weight training.”
Yoon Young-chul, who dreams of making his first-team debut, said, “There is no specific goal yet. He intends to work hard as the team tells him to do. Next year, I think it will be important to quickly establish a place in the first team.” Regarding his rookie award, “I don’t feel it very much yet. When I play baseball next year, I think I will be more greedy when I can feel it,” he laughed.
Regarding his position, Yoon Young-cheol said, “It doesn’t matter which position. I will throw it where the team needs it. He said, “I just want to get a chance to play a lot because I’m a player who just joined the team.