LG’s new main catcher Park Dong-won (33) received the ball from fellow pitchers for the first time. Ko Woo-seok, Jung Woo-young, and Kim Yun-sik, who will join the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team, started bullpen pitching ahead of schedule, and Park Dong-won worked with them for the first time after moving to LG. 메이저놀이터
Park Dong-won wore catcher-specific equipment for the first time at the spring camp bullpen pitching held at the Giants Baseball Complex in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA on the 4th. The black and red combination of catcher equipment shone, and bullpen pitching took place while the coaching staff and field staff, including battery coach Park Gyeong-wan and pitching coach Kyung Hun-ho, paid attention. On this day, Ko Woo-seok threw 22 balls, Jung Woo-young 20, and Kim Yun-sik threw 21 balls in the form of half pitching. Park Dong-won received the ball in the order of Jung Woo-young, Go Woo-seok, and Kim Yun-shik.
After finishing the bullpen pitching, Park Dong-won said, “It is also really difficult to catch. If I miss the ball, the pitchers have no choice but to be anxious. You have to adapt quickly and catch the ball well. Pitchers have to work harder so that they can throw comfortably.”
Jung Woo-young and Ko Woo-seok’s balls are as difficult to catch as batters are hard to hit. Heo Do-hwan, who started as a bullpen pitching catcher with Park Dong-won, also said to Park Dong-won, “It took me a month to adapt.” Both of them have fast speed, and the movement and angle of the ball are sharp, so it takes time to stably catch it.
Park Dong-won said, “First of all, the balls are all fast. It was difficult for Wooyoung to find a point to catch because the ball changed so much. Wooseok also has a fast breaking ball, so it is difficult to read the trajectory.” I’m a little worried, but I’ll still get the ball as often as I can before I go. I think I need to move more diligently,” he said.
Park Dong-won then gave a hint to Jung Woo-young’s evolution in the new season. He said, “Wooyoung said he wanted to throw four-seam from before. He threw a four-seam in this bullpen pitching, and I thought it was very good when I received it. The trajectory itself is completely different from the starting point of the two-seam and the ball. It’s also fast, so it’s a completely different pitch. He also has a good rising movement, so if he prepares well, he will become a more terrifying pitcher.”
Meanwhile, Go Woo-seok, Jung Woo-young, Kim Yun-sik, and Kim Hyun-soo, Oh Ji-hwan, and Park Hae-min are heading to Tucson, Arizona on the 14th. From the 14th, he will leave LG as a national team player and enter the national team camp.