Kirk McCarty (SSG Landers), who is about to make his KBO League debut this season, made an impressive appearance in his first bullpen pitching.
On the 2nd (Korean time), McCarty threw a total of 25 pitches in bullpen pitching at SSG’s spring camp in Florida, USA. He showed off a variety of pitches, including 11 fastballs, cutters (4), curves (3), sliders (2) and forkballs (5). The highest fastball speed was 146km. SSG explained that ‘the body condition is more than 90% made’. 안전놀이터
After pitching, McCarty said, “I was satisfied with both the condition and the feeling of my fingertips. The pitching mechanism and release point were as good as I thought. “, he said. “I just joined the team, but I feel good because the players and coaching staff all welcomed me. Among the team players, I knew Choo Shin-soo and Kim Gwang-hyun from before. In particular, Kim Gwang-hyun was a left-handed pitcher, so I always respected him.” .
Pitching coach Jo Ung-cheon, who watched McCarty’s pitching, said, “It was the beginning of the camp and I didn’t use 100% of my power yet, but I felt that the power of the fastball was good. I received an image as a pitcher whose strength is “.
McCarty said, “I will try to start the season in perfect shape without getting hurt during the spring camp. I also want to learn Korean as soon as possible.”