For Samsung Lions pitcher Choi Ji-kwang, 25, this season has been more disappointing than promising.
After achieving double-digit saves for three straight years starting in 2019, Choi was touted as the new lifeblood of Samsung’s faltering pitching staff after leaving the business world. In 22 games, he finished with a 2-1 record and a 5.19 ERA. After returning from the finishing camp in Okinawa, Japan, where he experienced a drive line training program, Choi has been doing personal training at Daegu Samsung Lions Park.
When we met with him at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on the 6th, he reflected on his season and said, “I had a bad season, so it was natural that I couldn’t get out of close games, and I had to show stable pitching every time I pitched, but I couldn’t do that, so I had to make fewer appearances. It’s really unfortunate that I wasn’t able to help the team.”
Choi’s hard work over the past year was undone when he injured his left knee just before the start of the season. “I had a good spring camp with Sangsung this season and was in good shape, but I injured my left knee while doing weight training, so I couldn’t train properly. 카지노사이트넷 After a few months off, the hard work I had done was wasted,” he regretted.
At the finishing camp in Okinawa, Japan,
Choi is working on a new changeup under the advice of pitching coach Jung Min-tae, a 124-win legend. “It’s a trade secret,” Choi said with a laugh, “and I prepared for it by throwing it harder than my fastball and other changeups.” “I’m also paying more attention to my pitching balance as Coach Kwon advised me,” he added.
Drive Line is a customized training program that utilizes biomechanics to increase a pitcher’s velocity. “I’ve always heard about Drive Line, but it’s new to me. I felt that it was definitely a training program that helped me improve my strength,” Choi said.
Choi emphasizes the importance of having a healthy body for long-term racing, so he focuses on flexibility and strength. He is also working on his diet to control his weight. It’s very hard to resist the pleasure of eating, but he is determined to have a successful next season.
Woo, who was a key member of Samsung’s mound for seven years, was selected in the second round of the 2017 draft. “I feel like my mental support is gone,” Choi said. “He helped me a lot when I was wandering in the first year or two. I thought we would stay together, but I’m very sad to see him go.”
Choi Ji-kwang also smiled about Moon Yong-ik, who became a new member of KT as a compensation player for Kim Jae-yoon’s free agency, saying, “I would have been very lonely if I went alone, but I’m glad that Kyu-min went with his brother.”
Starting next year,
The KBO will introduce the Automated Ball Judgment System (ABS), also known as “robot umpires,” and the Pitch Clock system. The ABS system has been upgraded in the Futures League for four years, starting in 2020, and the KBO believes it has improved the accuracy and consistency of ball-strike calls and shortened the time it takes for results to reach the umpires.
Pitch clocks were also introduced to the major leagues this year. The rule, which requires pitchers to pitch with a 15-second time limit when there are no runners on base and a 20-second time limit when there are runners on base, has had a positive impact on speeding up the game. Major League Baseball has reduced the length of games from 3 hours and 4 minutes (9 innings) in 2022 to 2 hours and 40 minutes this year. That’s a whopping 24 minutes.
The KBO decided to adopt a pitch clock to accomplish the same task.
However, they are still debating whether to adopt a Major League Baseball-style pitch clock or to create a new pitch clock regulation for the KBO.
Choi Ji-kwang said, “We have been training to adapt to the pitch clock during the final camp in Okinawa, Japan, but the time was tighter than I thought. Pitchers have a routine just like batters, but if you follow the old routine, you won’t be able to throw in time. I think it will take time to adapt. As for the robot umpires, I don’t think they’ll have much trouble adapting because they’ve already experienced it in the Futures League.
When asked about his goals for next season, Choi said, “My first goal is to play full-time without injury. The better the performance of each player, 온라인카지노 the better the performance of the team, so I want to show a good performance to help the team win.”