Why don’t you throw a two-seam?”
The most talked-about pitcher in LG’s spring camp is sidearm Park Myeong-geun (19), a rookie high school graduate. Park Myung-geun is in the early 170cm range, but throws a fast ball that exceeds 150km. When coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop took 스포츠토토 over as the technical chairman of the Asian Games last year, he became a hot topic as a player recommended to national team coach Ryu Joong-il.
Such Park Myung-geun was proudly included in the roster for the spring camp organized by LG at the Giants Sports Complex in San Francisco, Scottsdale, Arizona. It means that director Yeom Kyung-yeop is getting a lot of attention. As a sidearm, Park Myeong-geun also enjoyed the honor (?) of playing catch with Jung Woo-young, who had grown into the league’s best bullpen by spraying fast balls.
Jung Woo-young and Park Myung-keun are sidearms who throw fast balls, but they are a little different. First of all, Jung Woo-young is tall and throws two-hearted. He is looking to upgrade as he started throwing four-seams this camp. Conversely, Park Myeong-geun mainly uses four-seam, but does not use two-seam. Instead, the commonality is that control is stable.
Jung Woo-young said at the campsite on the 6th, “I played catch with Park Myung-geun. The ball looks good. But I don’t know how to move. He is a player with good control. He said, “Even when playing catch ball, he is not mid-foot heating, and he definitely seems to have an advantage in control.”
Jung Woo-young saw that the key to Park Myung-geun’s position in the first professional team was whether he could put the 150km four-seam he had done in high school into the strike zone against professional hitters. He also said, “Others will analyze, but it is also important whether or not they adapt.”
However, Jung Woo-young threw a question. He said to Park Myung-geun, “Why don’t you throw a two-shim?” Then, the answer that came back from Park Myung-geun was “I can’t throw”. It is rumored that Jung Woo-young taught Park Myeong-geun how to hold a two-seam grip.
This topic is important. Since the two-seam is a ball that moves heavily at home plate, it has the effect of deceiving batters like a breaking ball. Jung Woo-young said, “Two-seam is a breaking ball and should be dropped. I told Myeong-geun that a slight difference in the fastball is a success. If the ball movement is good, it will be better.” This is the point where Park Myung-geun’s long run can be determined.
Jung Woo-young has also become a position to receive questions from his juniors and take care of them. As the best sidearm bullpen in the league, he could be called up to the team multiple times this year. He said, “There was a time when I looked at my seniors like that. I would like to be in this position. It’s a new feeling when I see my juniors.”