Roun Lee (19), a rookie of SSG Landers, threw a fast ball from the start of the bullpen pitching, drawing praise from ace Kim Gwang-hyeon (35).
Lee Rowun threw a total of 41 pitches, including 24 fastballs, 8 sliders, 6 changeups, and 3 curveballs, in a bullpen pitching held in Vero Beach, Florida, USA on the 10th (Korean time). According to SSG team officials, this is the third bullpen pitching by Lee Rowoon, and his fastball restraint averaged 142.3 km per hour and reached a maximum speed of 146.9 km. Considering that his highest speed was 151 km/h last year when he was a senior at Daegu High School, this is not a bad start.
It also received good reviews in the field. In the SSG club’s YouTube video released on the 9th, the reaction of the seniors, who were full of praise for Lee Rowoon’s bullpen pitching, was included. Catchers, including Kim Min-sik (34), demanded balls from Lee Rowun in various courses, and when the ball came in the desired place, “It’s heavy”, “I can’t see the ball well”, “The fastball came in well, so (batters) won’t hit it well.” Same,” etc.
An interesting reaction was also produced. When Kim Min-shik, who had received Yi Ro-woon’s ball for the first time, failed to catch the slider at once, Kim Gwang-hyun, who was watching from behind, cheered up the atmosphere by praising and joking, “If (the pitcher) throws a good throw, (the catcher) should catch it.”
The command tower’s메이저놀이터 eye stamp was also taken with a ‘bang’. SSG coach Kim Won-hyung (51) appeared on the club’s YouTube channel and asked newcomers to see and learn a lot from their seniors rather than immediate achievements, but said, “I saw Lee Ro-woon throw the ball, he has strength and speed, but he has a good physique. (Basically) I’m looking forward to it carefully because he has speed.
He is not a player who needs to produce results right away this year. Rowoon Lee is a rookie who was nominated by SSG with the 5th overall in the 1st round in the 2023 KBO Rookie Draft held last year. After the nomination, SSG said, “Lee Roun is a right-handed orthodox pitcher, with a fast ball of up to 151 km, stable control and game management ability to play left and right batters regardless of left and right hitters based on a fast ball of up to 151 km. If so, we expect to grow into a future starting resource for the team.”
SSG made intensive fostering of promising players one of its main goals for this US spring camp, and Roun Lee was named among the 7 players they took with them in their second year or younger (4 newcomers in 2023 and 3 newcomers in 2022). It is difficult to see it immediately, but if the current favorable reviews are received up to the second camp to be held in Okinawa, Japan, it can follow the path of team senior Oh Won-seok (22). Oh Won-seok joined SSG as the first pick in the 2020 rookie draft and debuted in the first team in his first professional year. Since then, he has gradually increased his chances to start, and last year, his third year, he played regular innings,