I made a good impression in the 5th selection competition.
Kim Yoo-young (29), ‘Yoo Kang-nam’s reward player’, cut off the first tape smoothly. On the 26th (hereinafter Korean time), Kim Yoo-young started a practice game against the Dutch national team held at Salt River Field in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, and recorded no hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and no runs in 2 innings.
Kim Yoo-young, who threw a total of 27 balls, faced Dutch hitters with a fastball (12), slider (10), curve (3) and changeup (2) of up to 141km.
Kim Yoo-young played an active role as a middle pitcher for the Lotte Giants last year, recording 6 wins, 2 losses, 13 holds, and an average ERA of 5.65. After the 2022 season, free agent catcher Yoo Kang-nam transferred to Lotte for a total of 8 billion won over 4 years, and LG chose Kim Yoo-young, an immediate sense of power, as a compensation player.
Kim Yoo-young, who started as a bullpen pitcher last year, but LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop is putting Kim in the starting lineup and competing for the 5th starting pitcher in this spring camp.
Manager Yeom paid attention to his potential as a starting pitcher, saying, “He has a pitching mechanism that does not get tired quickly even if he throws a lot of balls, and he has a high-quality curve and changeup.”
And in LG’s first practice game of the 2023 season, Kim Yoo-young took the mound as a starter and started a possibility test. Even though it was a practice match, Kim Yoo-young drew attention because it was the first actual throwing in an LG uniform, but passed. 바카라
Kim Yu-young said, “It was my first game, and it was a game where I could come to the camp and check the process to see if it was going well.” I will prepare for the season by adjusting my condition better.”
After Kim Yoo-young, Choi Dong-hwan, Choi Seong-hun, Yun Ho-sol, Yoo Young-chan, Seong Dong-hyun, and Bae Jae-joon took the mound, and the lineup consisted of Seo Kun-chang, Hong Chang-ki, Song Chan-eui, Moon Bo-kyung, Kim Min-seong, Moon Seong-ju, Park Dong-won, Son Ho-young, and Shin Min-jae to play against the Netherlands.
Moon Seong-joo took a 5-0 lead with 3 hits and 3 RBIs, but gave up 7 runs only in the 8th inning and lost 5-7.