NC also has a special fastball rookie.

They are slightly less well-known than Moon Dong-ju and Kim Seo-hyun (above Hanwha). It’s not even verified like Ahn Woo-jin (Kiwoom). However, there is a corner that NC also believes in. This is right-hander Shin Young-woo (19), who was nominated as the 4th pick in the 1st round of the 2023 KBO Draft. He is another strong fastball prospect who played a big role as the ace of Gyeongnam High School last year.

Shin Young-woo appeared in 11 official tournaments last year, recording 3 wins and 1 loss with an ERA of 2.47. He took 28 hits and gave up 43 walks in 50.2 innings. He struck out 85 batters though. He faced 226 total batters and complied with a 1.18 WHIP.

If you are a fan of JTBC’s entertainment program Strongest Baseball, you cannot know Shin Young-woo. It wasn’t as famous as Yoon Young-chul (KIA), but he still got on the mound against Monstars led by manager Lee Seung-yeop and harassed the legendary retired hitters in the KBO League.

At that time, Shin Young-woo pitched once as a member of Gyeongnam High School and once against the youth national team. In particular, when he pitched as a member of Gyeongnam High School, he shot a fastball of 153 to 154 km against Chung Eui-yoon. Lee Taek-geun confessed that the slider, which curves toward the body faster than Shin Young-woo’s fastball, is more threatening. He even used a knuckle curve that curves outward to Lee Hong-gu.

Nothing has been proven in the pros yet, but NC coach Kang In-kwon put Shin Young-woo along with another rookie Lee Jun-ho in the 5th starting candidate. This season’s NC starting lineup is a one-two punch between ace Eric Peddy and native ace Koo Chang-mo. Here comes Taylor Widener as the third starter. For the 4th and 5th starters, it is a competition between existing members such as Song Myeong-ki, Shin Min-hyuk and Lee Jae-hak, as well as Shin Young-woo and Lee Jun-ho.

On the 26th (hereafter Korean time), Shin Young-woo pitched in relief in his own practice game, giving up 2 hits, 1 walk and 1 run in 1 inning. The number of pitches was 17, and the fastball reached 154 km. There is a weak point where the consistency of pitching is slightly off. However, it is evaluated that his potential is not inferior to Dong-ju Moon or Seo-hyun Kim at all. From a long-term perspective, there is a need to foster indigenous stocks by selecting them.

NC, which has a spring camp in Tucson, Arizona, is also a victim of bad weather. I couldn’t digest the two practice games against KIA on the 22nd and 23rd. On the 26th and 27th, a special self-training match is organized to check the condition of the players. First of all, it is a small harvest to confirm that Shin Young-woo is preparing for the season normally.먹튀검증

How will NC foster Shin Young-woo? You can evaluate more objectively if you show the line in the practice game against KT on the 29th and the 4th and 5th of next month. Furthermore, there is a possibility of determining a specific direction by giving several opportunities in demonstration games. If you drop out of the starting rotation, there is also a way to take starting pitcher classes in the 2nd team.

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