Yoon Young-chul (19, KIA Tigers) successfully finished his first opponent in the KBO League.
Yoon Young-cheol started in an exhibition game against Kiwoom Heroes held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 16th and recorded 2 hits, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts and no runs in 4 innings.
Yoon Young-chul, who joined KIA with the second overall pick in the first round of the 2023 rookie draft, has a fastball maximum speed of 140 km in the middle and late stages, but was evaluated as the best high school language for his sharp control and skillful game management ability.
Ahead of the game, KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said, “(Yoon) Young-cheol is going to throw about 60.” I think he will become a better pitcher.” 스포츠토토
First test match. Yoon Young-cheol showed off his strengths to the fullest. Although there was a crisis situation, he continued to fill up the out count without wavering. The highest speed of the fastball stayed at 141km per hour, but the game was solved by mixing changeups (14), sliders (11), and curves (3) evenly.
After catching Kim Hye-sung and Lee Hyung-jong with grounders and strikeouts in the first inning, Lee Jung-hoo got his first hit. After that, he allowed a walk to Russell, and there were runners in scoring position on 1st and 2nd base with 2 out. However, Park Joo-hong struck out and ended the first inning scoreless.
In the second inning, he struck out both Lim Ji-yeol and Lim Byeong-wook, then caught Kim Jae-hyeon with a floating ball in left field. In the 3rd inning, Yoon Yeong-cheol, who showed off his power by striking out Kim Hwi-jip and Kim Hye-seong, was hit by Lee Hyung-jong, but Lee Jung-hoo was put out with a grounder.
In the 4th inning, Russell, Joo-Hong Park and Ji-Yeol Lim ended with a tripartite offense, and Yoon Young-chul recorded a total of 60 pitches and handed the mound to Kim Ki-hoon in the 5th inning.