Maximum velocity of 152~153km The unfamiliar faces of the KIA Tigers are predicting a surprise star in the spring camp. Right-handers Lee Tae-gyu (22) and Song Hu-seop (25) are the main characters.
On the 15th, KIA announced the list of spring camps departing for Arizona, USA on the 30th. A total of 55 people, including coach Kim Jong-guk, 19 coaching staff, and 36 players, will participate in the first (USA) and second (Japan) camps.
Among them, there are strangers who have been named to the roster of 18 pitchers. It is Lee Tae-gyu and Song Hu-seop, who have only one game in the first team. Together with the current KIA Futures coach Son Seung-rak, former power reinforcement coordinator, they honed their skills at the coaching academy in Hampyeong until last year and raised their highest speeds to 153km and 152km, respectively, raising expectations for the spring camp competition.
First of all, Lee Tae-gyu, who joined the KIA in the 30th place in the 2nd 3rd round of 2019, has no professional first-team experience yet. His 15 appearances for the Futures are his entire career. However, after completing active duty in the 1st Mountain Brigade for Special Warfare last year, he put effort into eating seven meals a day at the academy and gaining more than 10kg in weight.
In addition, while Lee Tae-gyu refined his pitching mechanism and balance for several months, his speed increased significantly, and in the Futures League last year, he threw a fast ball with a maximum speed of 152-153 km. 토토사이트 His restraint, which averaged 140km between elementary and middle school, and only 146km at the top before his enlistment, raised it to an impressive level in just a few months.
After the end of the season, following the Jeju finishing camp in November, he even had practical experience overseas as part of Australia’s ABL Geelong Korea in December. Although his grades were not very good, he threw the ball with confidence and focused on learning the practical senses following the gap in military service.
Lee Tae-gyu, whom we met earlier at the finishing camp, said, “Right now, when playing in the first team, ‘not being a nuisance to the team’ is the first goal. If that happens, leaving a game with an impact is the next goal,” he said. “I want to show once again that ‘my ball goes this far’. Also, I want to feel it myself and know what level the 1st team is,” he said, burning his determination for this season.