Professional Baseball KIA’s New Foreign Pitchers Crow and Nail

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Professional Baseball KIA’s New Foreign Pitchers Crow and Nail, First Live Pitching


Professional baseball KIA Tigers new foreign pitchers Will Crow and James Nail made their first live pitching of spring camp.

KIA said on the 17th, “Crow and Nail made their first live pitching during spring camp training held at Narrabunda Ball Park in Canberra, Australia.”

Crow threw 33 balls using a mix of four-seamers, two-seamers, sliders, curveballs, changeups, and sweepers.

Nail filled 25 balls with a sinker, cutter, sweeper, and changeup. 파워볼게임

KIA said, “Both Crow and Nail completed a total of 25 pitches with a maximum speed of 148 km/h.

“Both players recorded a maximum speed of 148 km/h,”

Crow said, “I am satisfied that they threw well as prepared.

“I focused on the pitching rhythm and release point for each pitch on the mound,” he said.

“I am currently improving my condition step by step.”

I will prepare well to maintain the best condition for the opening of the season, he said.

Will Crow, who debuted in the American professional baseball major league in the 2020 season, played a total of 94 games (29 as a starter) wearing the uniform of the Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates for four seasons.

He had 10 wins, 21 losses, 16 holds, 5 saves, and an ERA of 5.30.

In the 2021 season, he took over the Pittsburgh rotation and started 25 games, leaving a record of 4 wins, 8 losses, and an ERA of 5.48.

In the 2023 season, he appeared in relief in 5 games and pitched 9⅔ innings, recording an ERA of 4.66.

His career minor league records are 21 wins, 16 losses, 1 hold, 75 games (59 starts) over 5 seasons, and an ERA of 4.01.

Nail said, “It was my first pitch against a batter this year, so I threw it with concentration.

I threw it paying attention to control of fast balls and breaking balls, and all pitches went well into the strike zone, so it was a satisfactory pitch overall.”

“I plan to increase my stamina even more,” he said.

Nail pitched in a total of 17 games in the major leagues, leaving with no wins or losses, one hold, and an ERA of 7.40.

In Triple A, he appeared in 155 games (35 as a starter) and recorded 27 wins, 17 losses, 3 saves, 20 holds, and an ERA of 4.15.

Both Crow and James Nail are key resources responsible for KIA’s mound in the 2024 season.

Pitching coach Jeong Jae-hoon, who watched the live pitching, said, “In today’s pitching, we checked pitches in various situations, including set positions.

Both players are steadily improving their physical condition,” and added, “If they handle the camp schedule well as they are now, they will enter the season in good condition. “I expected it.”

KBO Distributes Rule Change Guide to Clubs


“No More than 4 People in the Outfield”… KBO Distributes Rule Change Guide to Clubs


Description of changes such as automatic ball judgment and defensive shift restrictions

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) distributed information materials containing regulations and rule changes for 2024 to 10 professional baseball clubs. 바카라사이트

On the 6th, the KBO said, “We have included in the information materials key information regarding the Automatic Ball Decision System (ABS), base size expansion, and defensive shift restrictions that will be implemented from the 2024 season,” and “pitch clock regulations piloted in the KBO League and the Futures League.”

“We also provided guidance on the rule introduced by pitchers against three batters.”

The KBO League faces big changes this year.

Strike and ball decisions are made using ABS instead of referees, and the size of the base is also increased.

Defensive shifts are also suggested based on the base and inner/outfield.

At the site, concerns were expressed about adapting to the changed regulations.

The KBO said, “In the guidance material, we specified the standards for the top, bottom, and left and right of the strike zone in relation to ABS operation.

We also described in detail the judgment method in case of system defects,” and added, “To facilitate visual understanding, we included video data of pitches from actual KBO league games along with graphic materials.

“I attached it,” he said.

He added, “In addition to the explanation, we also attached a graphic regarding the restrictions on defensive shifts, dividing the applicable defensive positions from those that cannot be applied.”

The guidance material states, ‘To be considered a strike, a strike must meet the upper and lower height standards at both the middle and end surfaces of home plate.

The upper standard is 56.35% of the player’s height, and the lower standard is 27.64% of the player’s height.

A detailed explanation was attached, such as ‘For a player with a height of 180cm, the upper 101.43cm and the lower 49.75cm are applied as the strike zone.’

KBO said in its guidance material, “The ABS decision result is final, and no objection or protest can be made regarding it.

If smooth ABS operation is impossible due to equipment or system defects, errors, or other force majeure circumstances, the referee’s ball-strike decision is made.

It also introduced the management of the game, such as “It will be operated as an alternative.”

Regarding defensive shift restrictions.

The defensive team must have at least 4 players in the infield, and 2 infielders must be located on each side of the second base base.

When the pitcher is standing on the pitching board, 4 infielders must be in the infield.

Must be within the soil boundary.

If the infielders are not properly aligned when pitching, the attacking team can select an automatic ball or hitting result.

The outfielder’s positional movement is not restricted, but specific explanations were given, such as that more than 4 outfielders cannot be placed.

KBO plans to hold face-to-face briefing sessions for players in the future to help them understand.

Park Hae-min, We Need to Prepare for Change

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Park Hae-min, “Expanding the Base does not Guarantee an Increase in Stolen Bases… We Need to Prepare for Change”


“My peer Jeong Soo-bin’s stolen base king is also a good motivation for me.”

The announcement of the expansion of the base size and the introduction of the pitch clock is very welcome news for ‘Big Islander’ Park Hae-min (33, LG Twins).

However, Park Hae-min calmly said, “Just because it is advantageous for running baseball does not necessarily mean that stolen bases will increase,” and “You can only enjoy the effects if you thoroughly analyze the changed system and prepare for the change.” 바카라사이트

Park Hae-min, who met at Incheon International Airport on the afternoon of the 30th just before the professional baseball LG Twins team departed for Arizona, USA, where they set up spring training, said, “In 128 games, 200 hits were recorded (Seo Geon-chang’s 201 hits in 2014).

Many people think that there are 144 games.“

The system expected a record of more than 200 hits, but since then, no batter has hit more than 200 hits.”

“If you want to do that, you have to prepare accordingly,” he said.

This means that efforts will be made to take advantage of the regulations.

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) has decided to expand the base size from 15 square inches to 18 square inches starting from the start of the 2024 season.

Pitch Clock will undergo pilot operation to determine whether to apply it in the second half of the year.

In the American professional baseball major league, stolen base attempts and successes have increased significantly due to the expansion of base size and pitch clock.

In 2022, John Bertie ranked first in the major leagues in this category with 41 stolen bases.

The number of stolen bases by Ronald Acuña Jr., the number one player in 2023, was 73.

Park Hae-min ranked first in stolen bases in the KBO League for four consecutive seasons from 2015 to 2018 when he was a member of the Samsung Lions.

The most stolen bases in an individual season is 60, achieved in 2015.

First of all, Park Hae-min announced, “He will play more often this year.”

However, what is more important is ‘increasing the success rate.’

Haemin Park attempted to steal bases 38 times last year and succeeded 26 times (68.4% steal success rate).

Both the stolen base success and success rate were numbers that Park Hae-min could not be satisfied with.

Although Park Hae-min was disappointed that the success rate did not exceed 70%, he was also stimulated by the fact that his peer Jeong Soo-bin (33, Doosan Bears) became the first stolen base king last year (39, success rate 83%).

Park Hae-min and Su-bin Jeong were born in 1990 and are the same age.

However, Park Hae-min, who was born in February, entered school a year earlier and is called ‘senior’.

Park Hae-min said, “The fact that Soo-bin Jeong ranked first in stolen bases last year motivated me, too.

Through Soo-bin Jeong, I gained confidence that I can challenge for the stolen base king again.

Now that I have an environment where I can play more, I can improve my success rate and improve my performance further.”

“I will try to steal base often,” he said.

Although his success rate in stealing bases was lower than usual, Park Hae-min was a key player in LG’s combined championship in 2023.

In particular, in Game 5 of the Korean Series against KT Wiz, the last game of Korean professional baseball in 2023, he hit a 2-RBI double in the bottom of the 3rd inning and made a diving catch to prevent a run in the top of the 4th inning.

He also performed two spectacular uppercut ceremonies.

In the game where LG confirmed the overall championship, Park Hae-min was named Daily Most Valuable Player (MVP).

Park Hae-min was momentarily thrilled, saying, “Being selected as the MVP of that game will be something I will remember for the rest of my life,” and then added, “Now, we are the defending champions that everyone is keeping in check.

Even if we perform a little poorly, people may say, ‘LG is different from last year.’ “

Even if such a crisis comes, we must increase our strength so that we can overcome it well,” he said, revealing the firm resolve of a ‘those who must protect’.

Park Hae-min has become an ‘adult player’ to the extent of making this request.

He also sent a separate message of encouragement to rookie pitcher Park Myung-geun, who did not make the Korean Series entry and only accompanied the team.

Park Hae-min explained, “It may not be easy for a new player to accept, but Park Myung-geun helped the team throughout the Korean Series without showing any signs of discomfort.

I was grateful for that, so I expressed my feelings to Myung-geun.”

It is also a ‘ranking order’ in which one must actually act like an adult.

Park Hae-min said, “With senior Kim Min-seong transferring to the Lotte Giants, I became the third veteran among LG fielders after Heo Do-hwan and Kim Hyun-soo. It has been 3 years since I signed with LG.”

He added, “Including this season, I have 2 years left on my contract with LG.

No. 2. “I want to win more,” he hoped. 메이저사이트 백링크

Captain Oh Ji-hwan, Shift Restrictions are Advantageous for LG

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Captain Oh Ji-hwan “Shift Restrictions are Advantageous for LG… The Depth of the Bullpen will be Felt”


Oh Ji-hwan (33), the third-year captain of the professional baseball LG Twins, feels the weight of the armband becoming heavier in the 2024 season.

This is because this is the first season for LG, which achieved its first championship in 29 years since 1994, to firmly establish a dynasty era. 카지노사이트

To that extent, Oh Ji-hwan’s gaze is directed not only to where he is standing, but also to the entire field.

It is his captain’s responsibility to ensure that the infield and outfield, as well as the pitchers, work together as one.

Oh Ji-hwan, whom we met at Incheon International Airport before departing for spring camp on the 30th, said, “I have a lot of responsibility,” and added, “I will not be complacent and will work hard while looking back at what I can do and what my juniors and team need.”

At the same time, he shared the ‘big picture’ he was drawing.

First, he judged that the ‘defensive shift limit’ that will be applied starting this season is advantageous to LG Twins.

Shifting is a tactic that leaves one side empty and places an infielder between first and second base, or between third base and the shortstop, in order to completely block a batter who pulls.

Oh Ji-hwan’s basis lies in the LG center line, which boasts the strongest team among the 10 teams.

The center line, which includes shortstop Oh Ji-hwan, catcher Park Dong-won, second baseman Shin Min-jae, and center fielder Park Hae-min, boasts high competitiveness in offense and defense.

Ultimately, the analysis is that LG will have the advantage as the shift disappears and the defensive ability of each fielder becomes more important.

Oh Ji-hwan judged, “There are many friends on our team who have a wide defensive range.

In particular, Haemin, myself, Minjae, and Dongwon have a strong center line, so this will be an advantage.”

He also expressed confidence in the pitching staff, with closer Go Woo-seok advancing to MLB and bullpen Ham Deok-ju leaving due to injury.

Oh Ji-hwan said, “Last year’s 42 comeback wins were possible because the reserve players played their roles even if someone came out,” and assured, “You will be able to accurately see the ‘depth’ (thick player base) this season.”

He said, “I think this will have the positive effect of intensifying competition because there are many people who want to take the position (vacancy),” adding, “If (Yoo) Young-chan makes 30 saves, our chances of winning increase.

Deok-ju “Until I return, there are Kim Yu-young and Yun Ho-sol.”

He also did not forget his determination for himself.

This year is the first year of the ‘6-year, 12.4 billion won’ multi-year contract he agreed to with LG ahead of the 2023 season.

Oh Ji-hwan said, “My next plan is to play for two or three more years. I will not settle and work hard with the thought of playing all 144 games and 1,000 innings.”

LG Kim Hyun-soo, Moment we Raise our Shoulders

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LG Kim Hyun-soo, “The Moment we Raise our Shoulders, We Fall to Last Place”


Demonstrated desire to win 2nd consecutive victory with strong warning and weight loss

“The moment our shoulders go up, we go down to last place.”

Although he could still enjoy the joy of winning the championship for the first time in 29 years, Kim Hyun-soo (35, LG Twins) shook his head strongly.

Kim Hyun-soo, who met at Incheon International Airport before leaving for Arizona, USA, where the spring camp was set up with LG professional baseball colleagues on the 30th, said, “I am more worried than the satisfaction of winning last year,” and “It is more difficult to keep it than to go up.

We need to do it.” 온라인카지노

“We have to become stronger to stay at the top,” he said.

Kim Hyun-soo said, “I want to talk to my juniors during the spring camp about how much stronger we have to be and can become stronger,” adding, “Of course, I also have to become stronger.”

Kim Hyun-soo revealed his will to “become stronger” by “losing weight” before starting camp.

Kim Hyun-soo lost so much weight in the off-season that everyone who met him after a long time asked, “How much weight did you lose?”

Hyunsoo Kim said, “I have always controlled my weight.

“Last year, due to a back injury, etc., I lacked training during the season, so the weight loss this time was noticeable,” he said.

“I like sweet food, and recently I created and followed a vegetarian-centered diet.

“I tried to control my weight a little more actively this off-season,” he said.

“My clothes got bigger,” he said.

“Although it was due to the injury, the cause of the weight gain was lack of exercise.

“This year, I will maintain my weight well during the season,” he said.

Last year, Kim Hyun-soo posted a batting average of 0.293, an on-base percentage of 0.364, a slugging percentage of 0.383, 6 home runs, and 88 RBI.

Although it was a decent grade, it was not a satisfactory report card for Kim Hyun-soo.

Kim Hyun-soo said, “I have a lot of regrets about my personal performance last year.

It was buried because the team won,” and “I prepared that hard in the off-season.

There are many times when the results do not come out as I prepared, but this year, I hit more accurately and flew the ball farther, so I was most disappointed last year.

“I want to solve the lack of extra-base hits,” he said.

LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop suggested Kim Hyun-soo to have a batting average of 0.330 as his goal for the 2024 season.

Kim Hyun-soo pledged, “The director set a very high standard, and he will work hard to reach that goal.”

There was also news that Hyunsoo Kim would welcome.

The KBO decided to limit defensive shifts this season.

Shifting is a tactic that leaves one side empty and focuses the infielders between first and second base or between third base and the shortstop in order to block left or right-handed batters who are pulling hard.

Kim Hyun-soo said, “I felt myself becoming passive when a batted ball that I thought was a hit was caught by a fielder,” and added, “I will feel much more at ease with the shift restrictions.”

Kim Hyun-soo, who sees the ‘whole team’, plans to say ‘bitter words’ to his juniors in this camp as well.

Kim Hyun-soo, who predicted, “I think I will continue to tell you to train hard,” looked at Kim Beom-seok, who had gained weight in his second year, and also revealed his “primary target,” saying, “I will help Beom-seok lose weight as well.”