The coaching staff’s response to Lotte Giants’ “unfinished left-handed pitcher” Kim Jin-wook (23) at the spring camp is explosive. Attention is focusing on whether Kim Jin-wook, who was dominating the nation as a left-hander of fastballs in high school, will perform as he deserves his reputation this year.
At Lotte’s spring camp in Guam, the U.S., there is a lot of talk about Kim Jin-wook. First of all, “Legendary left-hander” coach Joo Hyung-kwang, who returned to Lotte’s pitching coach after five years, laughed and said, “When I went as Lotte coach, someone I knew said, ‘If I raise Kim Jin-wook, I’ve done 100% of what I’m going to do.'” “Jin-wook is a player who can make a comeback, and when I saw him briefly in November last year, his ball power seemed to change significantly due to psychological factors,” he said. “How long he knows to maintain his balance when it’s good is a task to solve in the future.”
Kim Tae-hyung, the new coach, also said that Kim Jin-wook has potential in terms of durability and speed. As a result, he expressed his intention that he can join the starting rotation if he meets expectations. “I’m trying to make him prepare for the starting pitcher position, but he has to take the opportunity himself,” Kim said. “I really want a left-handed pitcher to join the rotation. If Jin-wook does that, I think the game will be very easy.”헤라카지노
Kim Jin-wook was selected by Lotte as the No. 1 overall pick in the second round of the 2021 rookie draft and started his professional career. A hefty down payment of 370 million won speaks for his potential. In his third year of high school, he recorded excellent performance of 36 games and 4 wins, 1 loss in 10 ⅔ innings with an ERA of 1.70 and was by far the biggest player in the draft of that year.
However, his performance went downhill when he started his professional career. In his first year since debut, he felt that he was on the verge of becoming a professional golfer by recording four wins, six losses and an ERA of 6.31 and collapsed again the following year due to an ERA of around six points. In the beginning of last year’s season, he seemed to finally wake up by posting an ERA of 11 games, but his final performance was similar to that of previous years.
Of course, it is themselves who feel most frustrated by such performances. “I felt sorry for the entire three years since I made my debut as a pro. There is no guarantee that I will do well starting this year. However, there is no guarantee that I will not be able to do well, so I will just throw without regret,” Kim said.
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