“Wow, the breaking ball is really good.”
On the 15th (hereafter Korean time), the KT Spring Camp Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA. KT foreign pitcher Wes Benjamin started live pitching. At bat, Park Byung-ho and Kang Baek-ho, who represent KT, appeared. Benjamin’s condition is quite good, and Park Byeong-ho and Kang Baek-ho’s schedule was planned after joining the WBC national team at the end of this day.
However, Benjamin virtually overwhelmed Kang Baek-ho and Park Byeong-ho with his pitch. On this day, he digested 21 pitches, threw 8 fastballs, two-seam and cutter, 3 sliders, and 2 changeups and curveballs. Rapso also recorded the highest fastball of 149 km. 안전놀이터
Director Lee Kang-cheol put great significance on the 149 km shot during this period. “Even in the middle of last season, 149 km did not come out. He is preparing really well for the season.” Early on April 1st, Benjamin was confirmed as the starting pitcher for the opening game of the regular season against LG. It was confirmed again at the reporter’s briefing that day.
Benjamin was fine last year with an average ERA of 2.70 with 5 wins and 4 losses in 17 games. He joined as a substitute foreign pitcher for William Cuevas and succeeded, and this year he will celebrate his first full-time season in the KBO League. Coach Lee Kang-cheol plans to use Benjamin as an ace this season.
Interestingly, in the live betting field, the general opinion was that Benjamin’s breaking ball was good. Park Byung-ho and Kang Baek-ho said in unison, “The breaking ball is so good.” Park Byung-ho made a surprised expression while checking Benjamin’s two-seam right next to Baek-ho Kang when he was at bat. Kang Baek-ho said, “I saw the best left-hander in the KBO League.”
In the end, before joining the national team that day, coach Lee made a very big decision and changed his uniform, confirming the starting pitcher for KT’s opening game. Benjamin said, “Because Bo Schulser showed excellent performances in live pitching before, I was motivated as well. I checked the ball and tried to pitch inside the strike zone, and I was satisfied. He said, “In the next pitching, I will pay more attention to pitching, such as corner work and location.”