“Focus more on throwing one at a time.” Doosan’s left hand ‘CHI’ Choi Seung-yong gain experience

August 7, 2023 0 Comments

Choi Seung-yong (Doosan Bears) pitched in relief in the 4-1 situation in the 12th overtime against the Daejeon Hanwha Eagles on the 2nd, recording one scoreless inning and recording a save. It was the third team ever to record 1200 saves, and Choi Seung-yong’s first career save.

Recently, Choi Seung-yong has become one of the bullpen options that the Doosan bench can trust. He went back and forth between the starter and the bullpen until June 22, but from June 28 he started only as a relief pitcher and scored no runs in 10 out of 11 games. His earned run average during this period is just 2.25.

Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop is happy with left-handed pitcher Choi Seung-yong’s good pitching because Doosan’s main bullpen pitchers, including closer Hong Gun-hee, Jung Chul-won, Kim Myung-shin, Park Chi-guk, Lee Young-ha, and Kim Kang-ryul, were all right-handed.

Choi Seung-yong started as the fourth starter at the beginning of the season, but his personal performance was somewhat sluggish, and he moved to the bullpen in the process of foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle’s return. This is because he was pushed out of the competition with Kim Dong-joo (2 wins, 4 losses, 3.51 ERA in 13 games), who started together. Since then, he has contributed to the team’s victory with the bullpen and alternative starting roles.

Coach Lee Seung-yeop seems to be satisfied with his recent good pitching. “It’s so good to do it like now,” he said, “and throwing it short in the middle definitely looks good for concentration and pitching.” As coach Lee said, until June 22, when Choi Seung-yong started and hit the two-top, the average fastball speed was 141.3km per hour (based on Sports 2i), but since June 28, the average speed has risen by exactly 2km to 143.3km per hour.

Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “Choi Seung-yong can control the pitch strength because he has a good pitching content and a slow curve,” adding, “He played confidently and finished the game in three batters.”

Choi Seung-yong said, “My fastball balance has recently gotten better. I gain confidence because I get better velocity while pitching in relief.” I will throw it. When I go out as a starting pitcher later, I wonder if I can reduce unnecessary hits and missed pitches.”

He had an opportunity to confirm his realization right out of the bullpen. Coach Lee Seung-yeop will appoint Choi Seung-yong as a starter against the Samsung Lions on the 8th. He is a substitute for Choi Won-jun, who is resting due to back pain. It is an important match for Choi Seung-yong, who will aim to enter the starting rotation again next year, and for Doosan, which is in a fierce battle for ranking.

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