SSG right-hander Seo Jin-yong (31) started last season as a midfielder. Until mid-May, he played an active part in a winning group, recording 1 win and 11 holds. The average ERA was also in the 2-point range. During this time, Kim Taek-hyeong, who made 15 saves, was injured and moved to the closer.
After earning his first save of the season on May 19, he collected 21 saves through August. Even while the SSG bullpen was struggling, 온라인바카라 Seo Jin-yong continued to fight hard. However, as the days got cooler, he seemed to be out of his power. Eventually he had to give up his finishing position. SSG maintained first place throughout the season, but struggled without a clear closer. Seo Jin-yong, who played 68 games and 67.1 innings, finished the season with 7 wins, 3 losses, 21 saves, and an ERA of 4.01 with 12 holds.
In the new season, Seo Jin-yong hopes for ‘consistency’. Seo Jin-yong, who met at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, Florida, USA on the 16th, where the SSG spring camp was in full swing, said, “I want to be more consistent.”
Seo Jin-yong is the number one finisher candidate. Taek-hyung Kim enlisted in the military, and Jin-yong Seo has the most finishing experience among the rest of the bullpen. He is likely to open as a closer. Seo Jin-yong said, “I’m only focusing on building my body.” He said, “As I threw a lot of balls last season, I am focusing on arm management and preparing for speed and other areas.”
Pace is good. Seo Jin-yong said, “Originally, during the demonstration game, the velocity (speed) was in the early 140km range, but yesterday (bullpen) pitching raised it to 141km.” “The pace is rising faster than usual.”
Last year, he went back and forth between the middle and finish, recording double-digit holds and saves. It was his first double-digit save since his debut. This year, he wants to show his desire to save by playing as a finisher from start to finish. Seo Jin-yong said, “I want to raise 30 saves because I made 20 saves last year.”
After joining SSG’s predecessor SK in 2011, he always dreamed of becoming a closer. He initially took over the finishing line in 2017, but has never played full-time. He is increasing his chances through trial and error. He can turn into a solid finisher if he puts the steadiness to his liking.
Seo Jin-yong said, “The finish is a position that is so burdensome that the game my colleagues have been doing well could collapse because of me.”