Koo Chang-mo, who is about to join Lee Kang-cheol-ho, encounters a helper for adapting to the WBC official ball
NC Dinos left-hander Chang-mo Koo (26), who has been given the Taegeuk mark, is raising his pace in line with joining the World Baseball Classic (WBC) team training.
According to the team on the 3rd (hereinafter Korean time), Chang-mo Koo, who is participating in the spring camp in Tucson, Arizona, USA, threw 30 pitches each at an 80% level in the first pitching. He is preparing to hit 50 pitches before joining the national team.
Before starting pitching on the 3rd, Koo Chang-mo first tried to talk to newly joined foreign pitchers Eric Peddie and Taylor Widener to get various advice about the WBC official ball, which is the same as the major league official ball. Peddy and Widener kindly explained the differences between the types of WBC official ball with a low seam and tips for using the slippery ball.
Right-hander Lee Yong-chan (34), who was called up to the WBC team, is also steadily preparing. He threw 30 pitches in his first pitching and is adjusting his pace with a goal of 70 pitches before joining the national team. Park Kun-woo (33), who will play a part in Lee Kang-cheol-ho’s outfield, is currently in 70-80% condition and plans to make himself fit to play in matches when he joins the national team.
Pitching coach Kim Soo-kyung said, “We plan to prepare ample starting resources in consideration of variables in various international competitions.” He said, “It takes time to check the players’ abilities, but many players who can compete for selection have joined this camp. Considering variables such as the WBC and Asian Games, we are considering starting 7-8.” 안전놀이터
In addition, “As this is the first camp in three years where the weather is good, we let the players plan their own pitching schedules according to their recovery status and routine so that they do not get injured ahead of their motivation. We finished the camp without injuries according to the planned pitching schedule. I think it will lead me to do it,” he added.