NC Dinos Lee Yong-chan (34) is preparing for the season by throwing a lot more pitches than younger pitchers. 토토사이트
On the 9th (Korean time), Lee Yong-chan performed bullpen pitching at the spring camp training held at Reed Park Baseball Field in Tucson, Arizona, USA. He has already reached 70 pitches in his fifth bullpen pitching.
Lee Yong-chan, who played an active role last season with 59 games (60⅔ innings), 3 wins, 3 losses, 22 saves, and an average ERA of 2.08, was selected for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) team to be held in March. Lee Yong-chan, the only veteran among relief pitchers, took on the heavy responsibility of leading young pitchers.
Lee Yong-chan, who has been picking up his pace faster than usual in line with the tournament, began bullpen pitching on the first day of spring camp. In the nine days leading up to his fifth bullpen pitch, he threw a whopping 252 pitches. In particular, he is throwing 61 pitches in the 7th and 70 in the 9th, which is a lot for a bullpen pitcher.
When asked playfully if he was preparing to become a starting pitcher, he said, “Then you really have to throw 100 pitches. These days, kids don’t throw a lot,” said Lee Yong-chan, who laughed and said, “I have an idea that I should throw it to some extent. Now the pitch count has been raised. Now, we need to reduce the number and increase the pitching strength.”
Pitchers these days don’t throw a lot out of the bullpen. Even in NC, the only pitcher who has thrown more than 70 pitches at a time so far is Lee Yong-chan and starting pitcher Koo Chang-mo, who will join the WBC. “I feel like an old person. Lee Yong-chan, who said, “I threw 100 pitches at a time,” said, “These days, young pitchers don’t throw many pitches because they take care of their bodies. But at our time, if we threw less than 100 pitches, we were really scolded. I still think that I have to throw a certain amount without change. I don’t think it’s good even if I don’t throw too much,” he laughed.
Lee Yong-chan, who will compete in the WBC, said, “I am in good shape. I think I have to go out and throw well. It doesn’t matter which game or which hitter you meet. You just need to avoid Satan. I don’t want to go up and cause a big problem, so when I go up, I want to cleanly block it and come down.