‘Training in the US’ Won Tae-in, watching the WBC final stadium, will ‘lively’
Samsung Lions native Ace Won Tae-in (23) left early for Miami, Florida, USA, and is focusing on training.
Sidearm pitcher Go Young-pyo (32) and right-hander Young-gun Sohn Joon (22), who play for KT Wiz, are also together. Pitcher Audrey Samer Despine, who played for KT, invited Young-Pyo Ko and Jun Sohn to joint training in the US last year, and Jun Sohn invited Tae-in Won to join them, and they started training together.
On the 31st of last month, the three of them, who are sweating hard after leaving for the United States, heard the news that they were included in the final 30-man list of the WBC national team in the United States.
In a recent phone call with Newsis, Won Tae-in recalled, “The WBC team list was announced at night in the US time, so I woke up in the morning and found out. After seeing the announcement, we congratulated each other and said let’s do well.”
According to Won Tae-in, he did not think of being selected for the WBC national team because of his disappointing performance. Won Tae-in, who played an active role in 2021 with a 14-7 ERA of 3.06, fell short of expectations last year with a 10-8 ERA of 3.92.
Won Tae-in said, “Honestly, I didn’t know I would be selected for the WBC national team. I didn’t have high expectations because my performance last year wasn’t that good.” However, I feel rewarded that I came to the United States early because I was selected for the national team.”
Won Tae-in, who started off-season training earlier than usual in Korea, said, “I raised my physical condition to about 70-80%. The US is warm, so my condition improved quickly.” there is,” he explained.
Training in the United States also gave me valuable opportunities. It is possible to observe the training of Aroldis Chapman, who played an active part as a closer for the New York Yankees.
Chapman, who debuted in the big leagues in 2010 and played for the Cincinnati Reds and Yankees, started with 38 saves in 2012 and collected double-digit saves for eight consecutive seasons. Chapman, who kept the back door of the Yankees with 6 wins, 4 losses, 30 saves and an average ERA of 3.36 in 2021, last year only went 4 wins, 4 losses and 9 saves with an ERA of 4.46, and was released as a free agent (FA) after the season.
Won Tae-in said, “Chapman is training in the same place with his personal trainer and coach. Just watching Chapman’s training is a great experience.” I also asked if there was,” he said.
Won Tae-in, who has been on the adult national team for the second time after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 2021, is determined ahead of the WBC.
Because he left a regret at the Tokyo Olympics. Won Tae-in started in the first game of the group stage against Israel at the Tokyo Olympics, but was sluggish with 4 hits (1 home run) and 2 runs in 3 innings. Including this, he pitched 5⅓ innings in four games, faltering with five runs.
Won Tae-in said, “I had a lot of expectations and confidence because I had good results in the first half of 2021. You shouldn’t make excuses or excuses for the position of the national team, but it seems that it was a time when I was very weak without knowing it.” I want to fully prepare and take revenge for the sluggish Tokyo Olympics.”
He emphasized, “It seems that I have a bad image because of my poor performance in international competitions. I have a big desire to change that image.”
Won Tae-in is considered one of the aces who will lead the future Korean baseball following Kim Gwang-hyun (SSG Landers) and Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA Tigers).
Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong, who are included in the 30-man list of the WBC national team, emphasize, “Now, juniors must be the main players. We must play an advisory role.”
Won Tae-in said, “Playing together with strong seniors in the national team will be a great strength not only to me but also to all the younger players.” As much as the players train together, going there will be a great help in my baseball life.”먹튀검증
Won Tae-in, who picked Japan in Group B in the first round as the country he wants to compete with the most in the WBC, said, “I didn’t play in the match against Japan and Korea at the Tokyo Olympics, but I felt the atmosphere. I know what it feels like, and I feel that feeling again. I’m looking forward to seeing you,” he said.
He added, “The player I most want to play against is Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels). I think most Korean players will choose Ohtani.”
In Miami, where Won Tae-in, Ko Young-pyo, and So Joon So-jun are training, there is Londipo Park, where the WBC semifinals and finals will be held.
Won Tae-in said, “I stopped by Londipo Park on my day off. I can see Londipo Park as I go back and forth. I also took pictures. I said, ‘Let’s come back in March’ with (the late) Young-pyo hyung and Sohn So-jun. WBC semifinals I want to come to Miami again after rising to the top.”