New foreign pitcher Eni Romero (32) told SSG Landers his impressions after his first bullpen pitching.
Romero made his first 30 bullpen pitchings after joining the team on the 8th at SSG Spring Camp Ji at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, Florida, USA. He threw every pitch he had, including a fastball, two-seam, slider, curveball, and changeup.
After pitching, Romero said, “Today, I focused on learning the pitching feeling on the mound. In addition to the fastball, I threw a breaking ball and had a process of feeling the first KBO League official ball with my fingertips.” It feels similar to a ball토토사이트. It feels smaller than the Japanese official ball.”
Pitching coach Cho Ung-cheon, who watched this, said, “I haven’t pitched with all my strength yet, but I felt that both strength and movement were good overall. In particular, the pitch is stable and the feeling of throwing the ball is excellent. I look forward to pitching in the future.”
A native of the Dominican Republic, Romero joined the Tampa Bay Rays in the United States in 2008 and made his first major league debut in 2013. He went through the Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Kansas City Royals until 2018, recording 137 career major league games, 4 wins, 6 losses, and an earned run average of 5.12.
Romero is acquainted with former SSG pitcher Ivan Nova and said he heard advice about Korean baseball. “Nova told me a lot about Korean baseball. I heard that the KBO League is a league that is difficult for pitchers to adapt to. They say that batters know the strike zone well and have good contact skills.” He then expressed his respect for Korean baseball, saying, “I played baseball in the United States and Japan, but I think there will be advantages only in Korean baseball. I want to learn a lot about the KBO league.”
He also told an anecdote about his dealings with Choo Shin-soo during his MLB days. He said, “I dealt with Shin-soo Choo during my time in Tampa Bay and Washington,” and “Most hitters have weaknesses and have points to attack. Interestingly, in the face-to-face confrontation with Choo Shin-soo, Romero made a save with 3 at bats, 2 at bats, no hits and 1 walk.
Finally, Romero said, “I will meet SSG fans, so I will do my best to prepare well for the spring camp period and show my 100% skills to the fans on the mound. I hope to see the fans at the home stadium as soon as possible.”