‘Another evolution’ Woojin Ahn, this time polishing the ‘Ohtani table’ changing ball?

Ahn Woo-jin (24, Kiwoom Heroes) is evolving once again.

Recently, the baseball world is paying attention to a new breaking ball. Japanese pitcher Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) struck out Mike Trout (LA Angels) of the US in the WBC (World Baseball Classic) final, striking out the last pitch on a swing. It was a ball that curves horizontally with a kind of transformation slider. It was named ‘Sweeper’ because it is similar to sweeping.

An Woo-jin, who won the Golden Glove pitcher category by recording the most strikeouts (224) by a Korean pitcher in the KBO League last year, also showed interest in the sweeper.

Ahn Woo-jin said, “I wanted to throw a sweeper these days, so I practiced it, but it didn’t work out.”

Foreign colleague Eric Yokishi and other colleagues are also recommending a sweeper to An Woo-jin. An Woo-jin said, “I grabbed the slider grip and gave it a forward rotation as if throwing a curve, but it still didn’t bend to the side but fell down.” He also explained that the pitching form can also become somewhat awkward as the rotation is forced.

I haven’t installed the sweeper yet, but my worries weren’t in vain. Ahn Woo-jin said, “Still, there are parts where the angle of the slider has become larger.”

There was also a study on a ‘new weapon’, but this season, An Woo-jin’s main weapon, the fastball, is heading to its peak.안전놀이터 This season, Ahn Woo-jin paid attention to straightening the part where the arm fell back and the part where the head lay on the side during the throwing process. As a result, the fastball movement increased by an average of 10 cm.

The restraints are not falling either. In the match against Doosan Bears in Jamsil on the 13th, he also put in a fastball of 159.9 km based on Trackman and 158.2 km based on KBO PTS (Pitch Tracking System).

Recently, Dong-ju Moon of the Hanwha Eagles threw a 160.1km fastball, and the competition for fastball speed has flared up once again. Ahn Woo-jin said, “It’s good to have balls such as 160km and 161km per hour, but first I realized the importance of accuracy. I think the priority is to throw it to the target carefully while throwing it hard.” I will try to make a record once.”

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