“The catcher pitches exactly where he wants.”
Following An Woo-jin (Kiwoom), he is the No. 2 native in the KBO League. Right-hander Na Kyun-an (25) has been reborn as a pitcher representing the KBO league beyond Lotte. On the 3rd, against Busan KIA, he threw well with 6 hits, 3 strikeouts, 2 walks and 3 runs in 6 innings. In 11 games this season, 5 wins and 1 loss with an average ERA of 2.55.
5th in ERA (2nd in Korea), 5th in most wins (1st in Korea), 5th in most runs (67 innings, 2nd in Korea), 5th in WHIP (1.06, 2nd in Korea), 6th in batting average (0.224, domestic) 2nd place) c. In all items marked as the second place in Korea, Woojin Ahn is ranked first in Korea. It even ranks 5th in the league and 2nd in Korea with 25.5 Cy Young points based on the baseball statistics website Stats. 1st place in Korea is Ahn Woo-jin with 31.4 points.
As a former catcher, Na Kyun-an is only in his third year as a pitcher this year. Considering that he reached the top ranks in the league in three years, his growth rate is amazing. He has a mid-140km four-seam fastball, a forkball, a slider, and a curveball. The percentage of four-seam and forkball is the highest, and the slider and curveball are at the level of showing.
Fork bowlers who represent the KBO league beyond Lotte have two special strengths. Command and runner check ability. SBS Sports commentator Lee Sun-chul, who relayed the Busan KIA game on the 3rd, emphasized this part several times and praised Na Kyun-an.
Commentator Lee Soon-cheol said, “Na Gyun-ahn has a short pitching career, but he pitches exactly where he wants and threatens. Catcher Yoo Kang-nam pitches exactly where he opened the mitt. really sharp He has a good command, so he can make an easy ball count. He has to make good use of it.”
He doesn’t just throw a forkball well, but because he puts all the pitches exactly where the catcher wants, he doesn’t easily lose the initiative in a match against a batter. Did he know from his days as a catcher that he had these strengths, not just his strong shoulders? Na Kyun-an’s conversion to pitcher is a complete success.
Another is the runner check. Commentator Lee Soon-cheol said, “Maybe it’s because he was a catcher, so his checks are quite fast. It is inevitable that the runner’s lead width will be narrower than that of a pitcher with a slower check-up.” In fact, at the beginning of this game, KIA Park Chan-ho reached first base and then failed to steal second base. Park Chan-ho is third in the league with 11 stolen bases this season and boasts an 84.6% stealing rate.
This part is very helpful in suppressing mistakes. Committee member Lee Soon-cheol said, “Usually, when a runner steals a base, he puts power on his right leg and left leg with a ratio of about 7:3. However, since Na Gyun-an is fast in check, the runners have no choice but to put more effort into the 5-5 ratio. Even if it takes a little bit of reverse motion, it’s out timing.”
Rather, the complementary point of Na Kyun-an, as seen by this committee member, is the forkball. First of all, this committee member said of Na Gyun-ahn’s forkball, “Inducing a swing by dropping the speed while twisting the index finger lightly over the seam end of the ball.” Pokball itself is quite powerful. It is almost indistinguishable from a fastball up to home plate.
However, Commissioner Lee said that it would be better to drop the forkball toward the batter’s body rather than dropping it outside. In particular, he pointed out that left-handed hitters should increase their body weight. This part is meaningful. I have no choice but to react more quickly to the gaze of the batter, to the body rather than the outside. In the case of a forkball, the faster the bat is released, the more surely it will miss, giving the pitcher an advantage.
Commissioner Lee said, “Yoo Gang-nam should be induced to throw toward the body when left-handed batters enter. Batters tend to react quickly with their bodies. The closer the pitch is to the eye, the quicker the reaction and the quicker the swing. Then the odds of a hit increase. Na Kyun-an has good control, so it is possible.”토토사이트
Looking at the past two months, it is Lee’s point of view that it is more than expected. He said, “I came out as a starting pitcher in the 11th game, and my speed does not drop. He consistently hits mid-140km. Although he hasn’t pitched in a long time, he has good command and good game management. The content changes depending on whether the speed drops or not, and I look forward to it in the future.”