A player who had been coaching since his rookie days has grown into a great pitcher and has become a veteran player on the national team. The master smiled proudly as he watched the bullpen pitching of the student he hadn’t seen in a long time.
On the 19th (hereinafter Korean time), Yang Hyeon-jong made his first bullpen pitching at the WBC national team’s third day training held at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Befitting the nickname of a great pitcher, he showed off his sophisticated control in bullpen pitching. Yang Hyeon-jong, who threw 43 balls while the national team coach Lee Kang-cheol and pitching coach Jeong Hyeon-wook watched, showed a strike rate of over 80% 메이저놀이터and received praise from the coaching staff. Everyone made an expression of ‘As expected of Yang Hyeon-jong’.
The chuimsae of director Lee Kang-cheol, the command tower, stood out. Director Lee said to Yang Hyeon-jong, “I have improved a lot. Isn’t it the old Hyeonjong Yang?” and laughed, and when Hyeonjong Yang threw strikes one after another, “Isn’t it time to blow it once? Why is that?” He trembled. Yang Hyeon-jong showed an embarrassing reaction with a shy smile.
Yang Hyeon-jong left Gwangju Dongseong High School and entered the professional league with the 1st pick in the 2nd 1st round of the KIA in the 2007 rookie draft. Yang Hyeon-jong was not a great pitcher since his rookie days. With his joining, he grew rapidly under the guidance of manager Lee, who was then KIA pitching coach, and opened the beginning of his great pitching career with 12 wins in 2009, the third year. Yang Hyeon-jong and director Lee are special disciples and teachers to each other.
Yang Hyeon-jong, who met as coach as coach Lee Kang-cheol over the years, said, “The director told me that he had grown up a lot, so I remember a lot of the old days. In the early 2010s, I stayed with the coach until the end and trained a lot, and I remember a lot at that time.” It’s been a while since the director was behind me, so it felt like I went back to my childhood.”
The commander’s mind was the same. Director Lee said, “It was the first time we started together at KIA, but I didn’t know it would turn out like this. I am also thrilled to be able to work with a great pitcher,” he said with a smile. (Yang) Hyeon-jong has his age, experience, and experience, so he must lead well young pitchers who have power but are unstable in pitching.”
Director Lee recalled Yang Hyeon-jong’s childhood while watching Lee Eui-ri, who was called post-Yang Hyeon-jong. Director Lee said, “Looking at Lee Eui-ri, he was almost the same as Yang Hyeon-jong when he was young. It reminded me of Hyeonjong Yang,” he said. “When I said to Hyeonjong Yang, ‘It seems like I’m watching your childhood,’ Hyeonjong Yang also said the same. He advised me to be proud and do well now that he is an adult.”