Kirk McCarty (27), the new foreign pitcher of SSG Landers, recorded a maximum speed of 146 km from the first day.
On the first day of the SSG Landers spring camp held at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Florida, USA on the 2nd (Korean time), left-hander McCarty threw a total of 25 pitches, including fastballs (11), cutters, curves, forkballs, and sliders. .
What is impressive is that he recorded a maximum velocity of 146 km in his bullpen pitching on his first day.
McCarty, who finished pitching, said, “I was in good condition and sense. The release point was done as I thought,” he added. 스포츠토토
McCarty was the first among the players to join the spring camp on the 29th of last month and has been building his body.
In addition, McCarty said, “I will try to start the season in perfect physical condition without getting hurt during the spring camp. He also expressed his determination and desire, saying, “I want to learn Korean as soon as possible.”
Pitching coach Jo Ung-cheon, who watched the pitching, said, “It was the beginning of the camp, so I hadn’t put in 100% of my energy yet, but I felt that my fastball was strong. The main weapon cutter and slider were also good. Overall, he received an image as a pitcher with a stable pitch and an advantage in pitching,” he evaluated.
Previously, McCarty said, “Choo Shin-soo and Kim Gwang-hyun are players I’ve known before.”
McCarty, who was nominated by the Cleveland Guardians with the 222nd overall pick in the 7th round of the 2017 MLB Draft, became a big leaguer in the 2022 season. He is a pitcher with an average earned run average of 4.54 with 4 wins and 3 losses in 13 MLB games and 37.2 innings.
In December of last year, he signed a contract with SSG for a total of $775,000 (annual salary of $600,000 and an option of $175,000).