Cho Dae-hyun pitched for the Futures for the first time.

Right-hander Cho Dae-hyun (19), a rookie pitcher in the first round of the Kia Tigers’ draft, pitched for the Futures for the first time.

Dae-hyun Cho made his second pitching appearance in the Futures’ game against the Heroes at Goyang Stadium on Saturday, pitching one inning of two-hit ball with one strikeout and no walks. He threw 19 pitches, mostly fastballs and sliders, with nine strikes. His fastball sat between 138 and 143 mph and his slider was between 126 and 128 mph.

Against the first batter, No. 4 Kim Soo-hwan, he induced a fly ball to right field. The next batter, Byun Hyun-seong, struck out swinging on a 2-2 pitch. No. 5 Joo Sung-won walked on six pitches and Lee Seung-won walked on five pitches to load the bases. No. 8 Song Ji-woo gave up a well-hit pitch, but it went straight to the second baseman to end the threat.

Cho Dae-hyun is a right-handed pitching prospect who was selected in the first round (No. 6) of the 2024 draft from Gangneung High School Aces. 안전놀이터 추천 At 193 centimeters tall, he has the physique of a pitcher. He was named to the Canberra spring training roster in Australia, but returned home during the second Okinawa camp. As a rookie, participating in a professional first-team camp brought a lot of pressure.

After returning home, he joined the Futures team to build his body.

The club said, “He lost a lot of weight after returning from the camp. He continued to train to gain weight and muscle mass. I didn’t change my pitching form or mechanics at all. He worked on my body until I was as strong as I could be. This time, I got on the mound,” he said.

Dae-hyun Cho plans to increase his pitch count by about 10 pitches per appearance in the future to improve his durability as a starter. The club said, “If he has the strength to pitch as a starter, he will start in practice. For now, we plan to pitch him as comfortably as possible,” the club said. They don’t want to rush or overwork him.

This year, there are several pitchers from the first round of the 2024 rookie draft who are playing in the first team. Left-hander Hwang Jun-seo, who was selected by Hanwha with the No. 1 overall pick, has become a mainstay of the first team with his sharp stuff. Doosan’s Kim Taek-yeon, KT’s Won Sang-hyun, Lotte’s Jeon Mir, Kiwoom’s Jeon Joon-pyo (LG’s top pick), and Kim Yoon-ha have also shown competitive pitches and are expected to be a part of the team. Samsung’s Yuk Sun-yup also appeared in three games.

Among the first-round pitchers, Cho Dae-hyun and NC Kim Hwi-gun have yet to make their first-team debuts. Kia plans to slowly develop them into starting pitchers over time. Of course, depending on the pace of their buildup, 에볼루션 바카라사이트 they could make their first-team debuts in the future. Only time will tell if the program will end on a high note after a weak start.


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