This season, KT’s mound in the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) has been home to one of the best pitchers in the league.
Young-hyun Park has emerged as one of the best set-up men in the league with his fastball. It was the second game of the semi-finals against Kiwoom last October. KT’s Park Young-hyun, then a 19-year-old rookie, pitched two perfect innings and became the youngest player in postseason history to record a save. Young-hyun surprised everyone with his uncharacteristic boldness as a rookie. There was no “second-year jinx. He had a sub-2.00 ERA in the first half of the season, and picked up 16 holds, the second-most in the league. After revising his pitching form in spring training this year, Park became faster and stronger. His role model is Oh Seung-hwan, the iconic Korean Baseball Organization closer, and his ‘stone fastball’ has become even more powerful this year. “Oh Seung-hwan has been my role model since middle school, and I wanted to imitate him, so I practiced a little more… Other pitchers throw the ball with a chop, but I throw it with the idea of온라인카지노pressing the ball down…” Young-hyun Park, who is known by fans as “the man” because he always delivers when he takes the mound, has earned his first national team colors. He is especially excited to be competing at the Hangzhou Asian Games with Hanwha’s Moon Dong-ju, with whom he shared the honor of being drafted first overall. “(KIA’s Choi) Ji-min and Dong-joo were my youth teammates, so I’m still very close with them, and I think I’ll be more comfortable going there.” Young-hyun Park is determined to pitch in Hangzhou to fill the shoes of his close teammate Choi Min-joon, who was unable to make the national team due to injury.