“Neither I nor the pitching coach asked me to do it…”
The biggest hit of the season on the LG mound is the 174cm rookie submarine Park Myung-geun (19). Manager Yoon Kyung-yeop’s unique insight has hit the nail on the head once again. The talent he has been eyeing since his days as the KBO’s technical commissioner has exploded in his first year. In 22 games, he has 1 win, 4 saves, 4 holds, and a 2.75 ERA.
Manager Yoon Kyung-yup is quite happy with Park Myung-geun. Before the 28th game against the Gwangju KIA, he said, “Myung-geun can’t do without his changeup. You have to throw it to both right-handed and left-handed hitters. At some point, he throws it to right-handed hitters. It wasn’t me or the pitching coach. I made him throw it to left-handed hitters first, and that’s his strength.”먹튀검증
According to baseball stats site Statiz, Park’s changeup is being thrown 22.4 per cent of the time this season. That’s second only to Posey’s 56.1 per cent. He believes that in modern baseball, if a right-hander wants to avoid losing control to a left-hander, he will eventually need a changeup that flows outside the left-field line.
Yeom was surprised that the rookie right-handed sidearm was bold enough to use the changeup against right-handed batters, which suggests that he is confident in his body control and command. He is definitely different from the average high school rookie. He may be small in stature, but he has a big heart. His pitches don’t change whether he’s the setup man or the closer.
His changeup has a good batting average of 0.208. His fastball has a BABIP of 0.263, and it could be his winning pitch. Since he doesn’t have a two-seam fastball, it’s even more important to use his changeup and curveball. In any case, Park is a thinking baseball player.
He is small in stature, but his body is quite solid. “I’ve been doing weight training according to the schedule set by the training department since the Arizona camp,” he said after his save against the KIA in Gwangju on the 26th with ⅓ innings of one-hit, one-strikeout ball. It’s a sidearm, but it has a good ability to hold runners down, and it’s not an evasive pitch.
“I went out there to close, but I feel like I’m more relaxed than I was at the beginning of the season, so I’m just grateful that they sent me out there in a must-win situation,” Park said. I threw the changeup following Dong-won Park’s lead. I think you saw it well. I’m thinking about what I need and what I’m lacking.”
It’s still early, but he’s a candidate for Rookie of the Year. “I hope there will be many people from our team who win awards, and it will be an opportunity for players to grow to the next level,” said Yeom Kyung-yup. Park Myung-geun said, “I can’t win the Rookie of the Year just because I want to, so I’ll do what’s necessary for the team. If we play against each other, we have to win.”