“I can go to the demonstration game.”
Kiwoom Jang Jae-young’s double-tapping career wasn’t only attempted by Geelong Korea, an Australian professional baseball team. Jang Jae-young started the ‘double sword’ test in earnest at the Kiwoom spring camp. At the Kiwoom spring camp, where he trains for three days and takes a day off, he trains as a batter for two days and pitches for the rest of the day.
Jang Jae-young started in six games as a pitcher for Geelong Korea, recording an average ERA of 3.30 with 1 win and 2 losses. One out of three Quality Starts was a Quality Start Plus. He complied with a WHIP of 1.03 and a batting average of 0.206. As a hitter, he scored 1 run in 6 at-bats in 7 games. 먹튀검증
Head coach Ko Hyeong-wook sent Jang Jae-young to Geelong Korea and recommended that he double-tapping. In fact, he mainly appeared as a pitcher in Geelong Korea, but his use as a hitter was limited. But this time it’s different. Kiwoom is seriously trying to look at Jaeyoung Jang’s possibility of a double career as a pitcher. 먹튀검증
Jang Jae-young has not been able to live up to the nickname of ‘900 million’ in the past two years. He could not solve the chronic command and control problems. In the meantime, Kiwoom makes Jang Jaeyoung hold the bat, inspires his will to play baseball, and decides to maximize his potential and puts it into practice.
Jang Jae-young took the bat at Kiwoom Spring Camp held at Salt River Field at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA on the 2nd (hereinafter Korean time). He improved his sense of hitting by alternating between the ball from the machine and the ball thrown by the bullpen pitcher.
Coach Hong Won-ki said, “It is possible to participate in the demonstration game as a two-hitter.” Of course, he said, “I’m going to try to observe what I do once,” but Director Hong also has no intention of blocking Jang Jae-young’s potential. He watched Jang Jae-young’s batting drill closely and nodded his head. Jang Jae-young gave high marks to his preparations from Australia.
As a result, up to two Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) can appear in the Hero Corps. Rookie Kim Gun-hee was a catcher, but he is actually training as a first baseman and pitcher over catcher. Like Jang Jae-young, Kim Geon-hee is equally digesting batting and pitching during the three-day training. Director Hong also highly evaluated Kim Kun-hee’s potential.
Director Hong said, “I’m trying to keep all possibilities open.” If Jang Jae-young actually doubles as a pitcher, he can go beyond the designated hitter as a hitter and go outfield, and as a pitcher, he can serve as a starting pitcher. It is important to prove your potential in Australia at the camp.