“I have no doubt that he will become a star someday.”
Carlos Correa, the leading hitter for the Minnesota Twins, also stuck out his tongue. An exhibition game against the Philadelphia Phillies was held at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida on the 2nd (Korean time).
Correa, who played as the second shortstop, hit an 89-mile cutter on the fifth pitch with a ball count of 2B2S after one out in the bottom of the first inning, and scored an infield hit that fell between the third baseman and shortstop. However, Correa tilted his head after sending a foul on the opponent’s first pitch, 99 mph fastball, and a 99 mph body fastball on the second pitch as a strike.
The Philadelphia starting pitcher that day was Andrew Painter. Painter, who was evaluated as the 6th overall and 1st pitcher in the MLB pipeline’s prospect list this year, showed off his fastball in his first appearance in the demonstration game, greatly increasing his chances of starting in the 5th.
Painter allowed one run on three hits in two innings. He was hit by 8 batters and struck out 1 batter without a walk. The fastball speed that drew attention was the highest of 99 miles and average of 96.4 miles.
After being hit by Correa in the first inning, he blocked it well with no runs, but in the second inning, he gave up one run with two hits and a sacrifice fly. Both Christian Vazquez’ right-center hit and Nick Gordon’s right-hander hit were well hit by the bat.
Although he got 3 hits in his first match, the general evaluation is that he did impressive pitching. “I actually seem to have more quality,” said catcher Garrett Stubbs, who received Painter’s ball.
MLB.com said, ‘Painter is keeping his cool this spring training despite everyone watching. I’m 19 years old, but I don’t look like that’, and Minnesota coach Rocco Baldelli expressed surprise, saying, “You’re only saying that’s how old you are? 19 years old?”
“Correa came to first base, so I said, ‘When I was 19, I used to run in the mornings to get on the baseball team in college,'” said Philadelphia first baseman Darrek Hall. “He came all the way to the big leagues.” compared to three years. The 28-year-old Hall made his major league debut last year.
MLB.com reports that “a combination of formidable qualities, unique bowling and quiet confidence is making him a 5th starter contender for last year’s National League champions team.” ‘ he evaluated.
Painter said, “I thought it was a pretty good pitch, and I was particularly satisfied with the cutter. Today, there was a weight like a fastball. I wish I had thrown it in the strike zone a little more.” 더블유 토토
Philadelphia manager Rob Thompson pointed out, “I threw all the first pitches with fastballs, but we have some work to do in that area. We need to be more careful at the beginning of the ball count.” highly evaluated. It is regrettable that he only insisted on the fastball for the first pitch, but it means that he calmly coped with the crisis.
Painter entered the 2021 draft with the 13th overall pick in the first round and went through Single A- and Single+ last season to Double A. He threw 103⅔ innings in 22 games, posting a 1.56 earned run average, 1555 strikeouts, and a 0.887 WHIP. Born in April 2003.