ang Jae-young of Kiwoom, a professional baseball player, is preparing for a twist while sweating not only on the mound but also at bat.
This is reporter Park Jae-woong from Arizona.
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Jang Jae-young, a pitcher in his 3rd year as a pro, appears in an unexpected place.
Jang Jae-young, who stood at bat, not on the mound.
In addition to batting, he handles outfield defense training without any awkwardness.
At the suggestion of coach Hong Won-ki, who noticed Jang Jae-young’s potential, he is training pitcher and fielder at the same time.
“The team opened up a lot of directions… In the field, there is still a lack of practice, so I’m trying to make up for that.”
The professional stage failed to live up to expectations due to chronic insecurity, despite a splendid entry with a down payment of 900 million won.
However, Jang Jae-young gritted his teeth after playing in the Australian league after last season.
He used a fastball in the middle of 150 km as a weapon, and he showed a different control with 37 strikeouts and 9 walks in 30 innings.
His stepping into the plate on his off-the-back day also had a positive effect on his pitching.
“Since I was so stressed out by the pitcher, I also hit a bat to relieve the stress… Because the pitcher’s side was also very helpful with the ball mix I got from the bat…”
As he was a 30% hitter in high school, the possibility of a double job is open, but Jang Jae-young’s goal is still Kiwoom’s starting pitcher.
“(Out of 10), I think about 8-9 as a pitcher. My dad (Jang Jeong-seok) just told me to do what I want to do… But I still have a lot of greed for pitching…”
Valuable experience in Australia Jang Jae-young, who returned from
He’s entering the season with both pitcher and hitter open.