The wait is over. It’s time to make a name for yourself properly. The stage for LG right-handed relief pitcher Yoo Young-chan (26) of professional baseball has begun.
Yoo Young-chan went through Baemyeong High School and Konkuk University and was nominated for the 43rd overall in the 2nd 5th round of LG in 2020. That year, he recorded an average ERA of 6.39 with 1 win, 3 losses, and 1 hold in 10 games and 31 innings in the 2nd Army Futures League. He later enlisted as a community service agent. He returned to the Futures League last year. He had a 4.50 earned run average with 1 loss and 3 holds in 12 games and 20 innings.
He accompanied the first team to spring camp for the first time this year. 스포츠토토He showed off the skills he had honed over the years. He proved his performance in exhibition matches. He posted an average of 0 earned run average with 1 win and 1 hold in 5 games and 4⅔ innings. This led to his first entry into the opening roster of his debut. Yoo Young-chan said, “During the camp, I only thought of ‘survival’. As time passed, his desire to go to the first team grew. He looked back and said he was really happy when he entered the entry.
It is cruising even after opening. He performed well in 3 games and 4 innings with 1 hit, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts and no runs. Yoo Young-chan said, “At first, I was very nervous and nervous. But he went up on the mound and it was better than I thought.” He changed his direction with his coaches during camp, and it fit well.”
The most different thing about him is his ‘confidence’. Yoo Young-chan said, “(Director Yeom Kyung-yeop), coaches and everyone else told me to ‘throw comfortably and confidently’. I was able to pitch vigorously because I was sent out in a relatively relaxed situation,” he said. I’m glad it led to results,” he smiled.
The speed of the fastball also increased. At an average speed of 147 km per hour, the ball is thrown close to 150 km. Yoo Young-chan said, “It seems to be about 2-3 km per hour faster than last year. After serving in the military, he improved his restraint,” he said. “I did a lot of weight training and crossfit. It seems to have helped. He focused on working steadily and hard.”
Director Yeom Kyung-yeop wants to make Yoo Young-chan a pitcher close to Pil Seung-jo. Yoo Young-chan said, “This is my first season in the first team. This year, my goal is to play full-time in the first team without injury,” he said, stressing, “I will work harder so that I can pitch on the mound.”