Missile fastball with good rotation at 152km… 150 km prospects are big in Changwon too
The 9th ball was jagged. Even when the ball came in that made hitters flinch, the ball entered the course where hitters would give up hitting altogether. The changing ball command also seemed to need improvement. However, the ball full of talent he showed once was enough to excite the fans and the club.
In the 2023 rookie draft, right-hander Shin Young-woo (19) from Gyeongnam High School, who joined NC after receiving the 4th overall pick in the 1st round, is throwing an attractive fastball even on his professional stage. It is clear that he is still a player with a lot to refine. However, if he puts his talents together well and puts them on the first team stage, he proves his power enough to work. Regardless of the results, NC deserves a smile.스포츠토토
Shin Young-woo made two appearances in the demonstration game this year. He recorded 2 innings, 1 hit, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts and no runs against LG on the 14th, and 1 inning, 1 hit, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 1 run against SSG on the 19th. The fact that he gave up 6 walks in 3 innings is definitely an element that needs to be supplemented. However, if you do not expect immediate results from this rookie, it is worth paying more attention to the fact that he conceded only one run even after sending out so many runners.
In a situation where runners are piled up, the most necessary thing is to suppress the in-play batting ball. His strikeout ability is also important. Youngwoo Shin has a powerful fastball. He is at a level where he can stick with first-team hitters with strength. In the match against SSG on the 19th, veteran hitter Kim Seong-hyun struck out looking with a low fastball. The restraint was recorded at 152 km/h. Even if it’s not necessarily a strikeout, it’s a number that beats the bat.
It is not just that the speed is fast, but the trajectory itself that is stuck in the catcher’s mitt from the position where the ball is placed is like a missile. It also has many turns. Throwing a fast ball with a lot of spin is the realm of innate talent. There was a taste that made fans look forward to it even though it made them close to the edge.
He is a pitcher who has thrown a fast ball since high school. According to the tally of ‘Trackman’, which provides tracking data to nine KBO league teams (based on the national baseball tournament held at Mokdong Stadium in 2022), Shin Young-woo’s four-seam fastball average speed last year was 146.7 km, and the highest speed reached 153 km. Excluding Deoksu High School Shim Jun-seok (Pittsburgh) and Seoul High School Kim Seo-hyun (Hanwha), who were selected as the ‘BIG 2’, they were the fastest. Despite his relatively short stature, the common praise was that he had a good impact on hitting the ball. His four-seam average revolutions per minute (RPM) was also very good at 2348.
It is unknown whether he will be able to enter the opening entry. The regular season is a place where results must be produced. Since the command is not perfect yet, it may provide an excuse for a large number of points. The player’s personal confidence aspect should also be taken into account. However, the pitching in the demonstration game shows that even in Changwon, a fireballer who throws a ball that is more powerful than the speed gun restraint can be big. The first step of a rookie is not so bad.