LG Twins coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop instantly drew attention to a third-year pitcher in this demonstration game.
Head coach Yeom selected right-handed pitcher Kang Hyo-jong (22) as the 5th starting pitcher this season ahead of an exhibition game against kt Wiz on the 23rd, and evaluated, “There is a high possibility that he will grow into an (ace) pitcher like Yoon Seok-min and Bae Young-soo in our team.”
Manager Yeom cited Kang Hyo-jong’s greatest strengths as his control and rotational speed. Director Yeom said, “Kang Hyo-jong has a good arm angle. He can clearly distinguish between the inside and outside of the body. The elbow and arm angles are good, so the wrist angle is unlikely to change.” did not spare
As if to repay coach Yeom’s expectations, Kang Hyo-jong made two starts in demonstration games and is fighting hard with an ERA of 1.29, 5 hits (1 home run), 7 strikeouts, 3 walks and 1 run in 7 innings. In the first team after his joining, he came out as a substitute starter in one game last year and recorded 1 win, 5 innings, 5 hits, 4 strikeouts, 4 walks and 2 runs. 메이저놀이터
Kang Hyo-jong, whom we met at the Gocheok Dome on the 25th, said, “I’ve always wanted to be in the starting rotation since the off-season, but it’s nice to be able to do it. I think I’ve filled the first button. (During the off-season), I thought it would be nice if the 5th starter story came out.”
Regarding the number of spins that became a hot topic, Kang Hyo-jong said, “At first I didn’t care because I wasn’t familiar with the data, but I became a pro and continued to watch it, and it became fun. Hearing that the number of revolutions is above average gives me confidence when dealing with batters.”