The LG Twins’ highly anticipated ‘fireballer’ Yoon Hosol is testing the waters with the second team, but when will he be called up to the first team?
After spending time with the NC Dinos and Hanwha Eagles, 카지노사이트 Yoon joined LG this season as compensation for free agent Chae Eun-sung, but he hasn’t received a single call-up to the first team and has only spent time with the second team. This year, Yoon’s Futures League record is 4-4 with three wins, three holds and two saves in 19 games and 16⅓ innings pitched with a 3.31 ERA.
When asked about Yoon’s progress before the 15th game of the 2023 Shinhan Eunhaeng SOL KBO League season against the Kiwoom Heroes at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, LG manager Yoon Kyung-yeop said, “His (fastball) velocity is above 150 km/h. I’m throwing when I’m at my best,” he said.
His recent performances have been satisfactory for both the team and the player. In four games in August alone, Yoon has a 3-1 record with two shutouts and no earned runs, and he’s only given up one walk in that span, especially after being hampered by a shaky delivery. It’s a small sample size, but it’s a glimpse of hope.
However, if there’s one thing Yoon has asked him to do more of, it’s to lose weight. He believes he should take care of his body first. “I told him to lose weight, but he only lost a little. I need to lose more,” he said, adding, “I’m still working on it (weight loss) in the training part, so I think I need to lose about 10kg. I need to lose it in the final camp this year and keep it off.”
It’s also not as if Yoon’s good form is a guarantee that he will be called up to the first team. Next week, Park Myung-keun “Gojoluki” will return for a midweek three-game series against the Samsung Lions, and the bullpen is close to being “saturated” with one-time starter Lee Ji-gang moving to long relief. For the time being, Yoon will have to continue to pitch well in the Futures League to get his chance.
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