LG Jung Woo-young, who tries to change for reorganization, “practicing off-speed series”

April 26, 2023 0 Comments

LG Twins Jung Woo-young (24), who recently changed his slide step more quickly, is trying another change this time by polishing off-speed pitches.

Prior to the match against SSG Landers in Jamsil on the 26th, LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “(Jeong) Woo-young has not pitched until today,” and “I am practicing an off-speed pitch (changeup).”

Jung Woo-young made relief mounds in 11 games this season, leaving 3 losses and 5 holds without a win, an ERA of 5.00, and a WHIP of 1.44 per inning. The sample sizes are different, but the hit rate and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) increased when throwing the main two-seam fastball (0.225 0.647 → 0.294 0.734) and slider (0.313 0.625 → 0.400 0.900) compared to last year.

Director Yeom decided that a reorganization was necessary. Jung Woo-young is a sidearm pitcher with a two-seam fastball, a slider, and a two-pache type. He judges that it will be helpful to learn the third type of pitch, which has a large difference in velocity from the fastball series. He said, “Without that (off-speed type of pitch), Wooyoung will continue to struggle, and the team can also become difficult.” I need time to forget even the bad results, so I thought it would be good to practice at this time.”

It is evaluated that the slide step, which tried to change from last week, has been modified. It remains to be seen whether the appearance of frequent stealing due to the relatively slow slide step will disappear, but director Yeom was optimistic that “now it has been completely fixed.”

Director Yeom said, “Now the slide step comes out in 1.33 to 1.40 seconds. Even after his fix, he appeared in a few games. He predicted that, as long as he forms a battery with (Park) Dong-won,토토사이트 whether or not there is a runner, it will definitely improve compared to before.”

Jung Woo-young is scheduled to start again on the 27th against Jamsil SSG. On the 25th, he also had a pitching drill before the game. Director Yeom said, “I practiced pitching with the pitching coach while pitching yesterday (25th). He threw the right number of pitches. Since he has to throw from the mound again from tomorrow (27th), training continued,” he added.

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