“I want to go to Japan soon” Fall baseball’s strong heart, proves at WBC… ‘Dae Hyung-jun’ is excited 

“Wouldn’t it be possible to know if he is a big game pitcher when he goes out and throws?”

Taegeuk mark for the first time in my life as an adult stage. The ‘overwhelming rookie king’, who has entered his 4th year as a pro, is full of confidence.

Joon Sohn (22, KT Wiz) is considered a strong pitcher in big games. In the first year of his debut, in the 2020 season, he served as the first starting pitcher for the team that reached the fall baseball stage for the first time. Contrary to the expectation that he would be beaten by the ‘Dynasty’ Doosan lineup, he made a good pitch with 3 hits, 1 walk and 4 strikeouts in 6⅔ innings. That year, he was crowned Rookie of the Year with overwhelming support. So Joon So, who became the winning pitcher in the Korean Series even when KT won the Korean Series in the 2021 season, was the winning pitcher in the wild card match last year, followed by the winning pitcher in the wild card match, where the team was in danger of being eliminated with 1 win and 2 losses. He became a winning pitcher by showing off quality start pitching (6 or more starting innings, 3 earned runs or less). Because of his strong-hearted temperament, fans are calling him by the nickname ‘Dae Hyung-jun’, who changed his surname ‘So’ to ‘Big Dae’.

Joon Sohn, who joined the 2023 WBC (World Baseball Classic), is considered one of the starting hidden cards.토토사이트 Although the national team is supported by veteran pitchers such as Ko Young-pyo (32, KT) and Kim Gwang-hyeon (35, SSG Landers), their long international experience, on the contrary, is accumulating and analyzing data to some extent from the opposing team. While Sohn Joon, who is all about participating in international competitions as a youth representative, is not inferior to them in terms of skills, his lack of exposure on the adult international stage is worth pointing out as a strength.

Joon Sohn said, “I used to throw up to 40 pitches in the bullpen on the team, but now I have about 60 pitches.” “KT also adjusts the number so that I can throw 100 pitches in the first appearance of the season. (During the US camp) I feel unwell. It was good, and I started later than I thought, so I try to raise (the pitching condition) quickly, but (the preparation process) is not bad.” So Joon So-jun, who threw two innings in a practice match on the 25th, said, “(Tucsan, the national team’s training ground) is cold, but it’s dry, so my hands don’t sweat. The climate is different from here, so I wonder if it will get better.”

Regarding the WBC this time, So Joon Sohn said, “I have never pitched in a national competition yet. If I throw (at the WBC), I will know if I am really a big game pitcher.” During the Korean Series, I was exhausted after the regular season, so I thought, ‘I wish I could rest more’, but now it’s before the season and I have a strong desire to quickly pick up the pace, so time seems to go by a little slowly.”

The national team is another learning stage. Joon Sohn is concentrating on learning the know-how of KBO League veteran pitchers who are difficult to get along with during the season. Joon Sohn said, “Yang Hyeon-jong told me to ‘believe in yourself’, and that was very memorable.” The young pitcher, who showed off his ace temperament without being shaken in a big game, stands on the stage where the fate of Korean baseball lies with confidence.

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