Hanwha Eagles rookie pitcher Kim Seo-hyun finished her first bullpen pitching in spring camp.
On the 5th (local time), Kim Seo-hyun started her first bullpen pitching at Massey Bellbank Park in Arizona, USA, where Hanwha’s spring camp was set up. On this day, Kim Seo-hyun threw a total of 21 pitches, mixing fastballs, curveballs, sliders, and changeups, and marked the highest speed of 151km/h.
Kim Seo-hyun, who finished the bullpen pitching, said, “I threw with 70-75 percent strength. I threw while paying attention to balance and control, and if I gave myself a score, I think it would be around 60-70 points. I will do more hard work and strengthening exercises.”
Pitching coach Jose Rosado, who watched Kim Seo-hyun’s pitching, said, “Kim Seo-hyun is still a young player, so he needs to wait and watch more, and he is trying to give him freedom so that he doesn’t feel burdened.” It is clear that it is.”
Kim Seo-hyun, a graduate of Seoul High School, is a promising player who joined Hanwha with the first overall pick in the 2023 KBO Rookie Draft. At the WBSC (World Baseball Softball Confederation) U-18 Baseball World Cup held at Lecom Park in Bradenton, Florida, USA last September, he threw a ball at about 163 km/h based on the electronic board, drawing attention. 먹튀검증
Meanwhile, on the same day, foreign pitchers Felix Pena and Birch Smith finished their first bullpen pitching side by side. Pena threw 28 pitches, checking his fastball, two-seam, slider and changeup. Top speed 147km/h.
Pena expressed satisfaction with his first bullpen pitching, saying, “I was in good overall condition, so I was able to use all pitches well as I thought. I will try to maintain a good condition for the rest of the camp.”
‘New face’ Smith took a break after throwing 22 pitches for his starting pitcher’s inning rotation routine. He threw 21 pitches for a total of 43 pitches pitched. Smith, who threw a fastball, two-seam curveball, slider, and changeup, has already raised his top velocity to 149km/h.
“Overall, I’m satisfied with my first bullpen pitch today, but it’s still early in camp and there’s still a lot to do,” said Smith. “I expected.