Kwak Bin (24, Doosan), who was on the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team, used up all the official ball provided by the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) within two days of the spring camp.
Kwak Bin, who is digesting spring camp at the Blacktown International Baseball Center (Blacktown Stadium) in Australia, made his first bullpen pitch on the 2nd (Korean time). He spent his inactive period faithfully enough that his highest speed was measured to 146 km. He said, “(During the inactive period) I pitched three or four times. He didn’t set a set number, he threw until he liked it,” he said. Even if you don’t hit, the ball thrown by the pitcher is consumed by itself. In addition to flying into the catcher’s mitt with a strong rotation, deformation may occur because the seams are strongly caught at the moment of release.
When pitching in the bullpen is lengthened, he often replaces it with a new ball in order not to forget the feeling of his fingertips. Unfamiliar WBC official balls are inevitably replaced frequently with new ones. In particular, a pitcher who overwhelms batters with pitches like 메이저놀이터 Kwak Bin can become one-bound if his balance is disturbed. Because it hits the ground hard, the ball surface is scratched. It is meaningless to throw a deformed ball like a so-called spitball. I pitched in the bullpen for the first time two days after the start of camp, but it was understandable that I only had one pitch left to pitch.
It means that the determination to face the WBC is different. He said, “I want to learn everything I can because it is a tournament where the best players in the world participate. (Jeong) Cheol-won is not the type to look for major league stars, so he will be less burdened, but I know a lot of players. He has a desire to throw well,” he said. At the same time, he said, “I also think that it would be better for him to throw it before Japan. He laughed, saying, “The fight against Japan is less psychologically burdensome than being battered in a fight against China or the Czech Republic.”
It’s a story that humbled himself, but he didn’t hide his strong fighting spirit. He said, “I want to take a picture with Shohei Ohtani, but I also want to play against him,” and drew a big picture, saying, “If Cheorwon and I do well in the WBC, the image of Doosan will improve.”