‘Up to 157km’ Jung Woo-young’s willingness to climb the WBC all-time, it is possible even with the pitch limit
LG Jung Woo-young, who was selected as the national team for the first time after his professional debut, showed his desire to pitch in every game at the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held in March.
Jung Woo-young was included in the final 30 players of the WBC national team announced on the 4th. Jung Woo-young, who won the hold title last year, is a bullpen pitcher with a two-seam run of up to 157km despite being a sidearm pitcher.
He is an extremely strong grounder judo type pitcher because of his good ball-tip movement. The ground ball/float ratio is very high at 4.47 against right-handed hitters and 4.71 against left-handed hitters. Jung Woo-young took the top priority in a critical situation with runners. 메이저사이트
Jung Woo-young said, “I am looking forward to a confrontation with top-class players in the major leagues. I also think that middle pitchers will have an advantage because they haven’t played against us.”
The United States, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela, where many major league players participate, must go up to the semifinals to meet them. In the first round held in Japan, the national team belongs to Group B and faces Japan and Australia. In the second round, the national team will face Taiwan, the Netherlands, Cuba, and Panama in Group A.
Jung Woo-young said, “I think he can go to the quarterfinals. He wants to meet American players,” he said. “Of course, before that, we have to do well against Korea and Japan. I am confident because Japanese players have many right-handed hitters.” He was confident in inducing a ground ball against a Japanese hitter.
Among the 15 pitchers of the WBC national team, two sidearm types are Jung Woo-young and submarine pitcher Ko Young-pyo (KT). It can be useful in the bullpen. In addition, the WBC tournament has a pitch limit, so the role of bullpen pitchers can be more important than selection.
Jung Woo-young said, “It is rather good. It will help (learn) if you go to a lot of international competitions. He likes to throw a lot. I want to go out and throw all the games,” he said energetically.