Doosan Bears native ace Choi Won-joon (29) set clear figures for the 2023 season target performance at the team spring camp in Blacktown, Sydney, Australia.
After finishing morning training at Blacktown International Sports Town in Sydney on the 8th, Choi Won-joon said, “I think the most important thing is to be consistent. I will be able to win more than 10. (Yang) I think it depends on Eui-hyung,” he said with a laugh.
Choi Won-joon played his part in the starting pitching staff with an average ERA of 3.60 with 8 wins and 13 losses in 165 innings in 30 games in the 2022 season. However, since he failed to achieve double-digit multipliers for three consecutive years and Doosan’s performance was only 9th, he clearly drew the line that it was an unsatisfactory season for both himself and the team.
Choi Won-joon is raising his pace faster than in previous years, promising to rebound this season. One of the factors Choi Won-joon is looking forward to is working with Yang Eui-ji (36), the best catcher in the league, who returned to Doosan after four years.
In the 2018 season, he had worked with Yang Eui-ji as a battery, but Choi Won-joon was not fully established in the first team at the time. With his status upgraded to Doosan’s native ace, Yang Eui-ji is giving advice at camp so that Choi Won-joon can develop to the next level. 안전놀이터
Choi Won-joon said, “I have a firm pitching style and I am aggressive, but I have a lot of conversations with Ji-hyung during the camp, and I’m focusing on training after hearing about areas to be supplemented.” He told me that I should be able to throw the ball I want, so I am pitching with care.”
New head coach Lee Seung-yeop (47) also has high expectations for Choi Won-joon, the first Korean starter. I have been trying to have a lot of conversations with Choi Won-joon since the finishing training in November of last year.
Choi Won-joon explained, “The coach often asks me about my physical condition and tries to have a lot of conversations.” “At last year’s finish camp, he told me that he didn’t want more than 13 wins this season, so I told him I would try to do better.”
He also expressed his sincere wish, saying, “I think the coach will give me some kind of gift if I win 14 or more by winning 13 or more.”