KIA Tigers’ left-handed rookie, Yoon Young-cheol’s debut match resulted in a loss. Still, he left a chance.
Yoon Young-chul took the mound as a starting pitcher in an away game against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 15th, and became a losing pitcher with 4 hits (1 home run), 5 walks, 2 strikeouts and 5 runs in 3⅔ innings. The team lost 1-6 and fell into a 3-game losing streak.
He gave up many runs in the first inning. He gave up a walk to lead hitter Lee Yong-gyu and dedicated a timely double to left fielder Lee Hyeong-jong.
He gave up a walk to Lee Jung-hoo and even committed a wild fight,메이저사이트 putting the first and third bases in danger. Yoon Yeong-chul gave Kim Hye-seong a timely double in the right field, and gave a sacrifice fly to Park Joo-hong in the continued crisis of second and third base. He was also hit with a two-run home run by Lim Byung-wook.
His first professional first appearance, the first inning, flowed like crazy. He lost 5 points without a chance to feel the atmosphere. However, the shaking ended in the first inning.
Yoon Young-chul, who had a bad report in the first inning, blocked it well from the second inning without any additional runs. On this day, he made his debut with a fastball, slider and changeup. A total of 81 balls were thrown. His highest fastball speed was 141 km, which was not fast, but he actively fought against Kiwoom hitters who felt good at hitting.
Before the game, coach Kim Jong-guk said, “There may be tension, but I hope you do what you normally do. Since I am a rookie, I want to challenge the opponent team hitters.”
He struggled in the first inning, but after that, the pitches the director wanted came out. There was also a wish from manager Kim, “I want you to throw 5 innings.” This part was not successful, but the evaluation was “well fought”. Commentator Min Hoon-gi, who was in charge of relaying the game that day, also praised him, saying, “It was good.”
Yoon Young-cheol, who joined the KIA with the 2nd pick in the 1st round of the rookie draft, won the 5th selection by beating prominent seniors in the spring camp. In the demonstration game, he started twice and took a snow stamp with 8⅔ innings, 4 hits, 4 walks, 9 strikeouts, and no runs.
Yoon Young-chul recorded 13 wins, 2 losses and an average ERA of 1.66 in 15 games of the National High School Baseball Championship last year. He was selected for the youth team and even played an ace in the Under 18 Baseball World Cup.
He is also the protagonist of the high school Choi Dong-won Award in the 5th presidential election. He also had 99 strikeouts, the most among high school pitchers last year. Among KIA’s young pitchers, he is highly anticipated after Lee Eui-ri.