The next-generation main catcher, who caught 5 stolen bases in two days for the LG Twins, allowed 4 stolen bases in one game. what is the real skill?
One of the players who recently caught 먹튀검증the eye of KT Wiz through this demonstration game is Kang Hyeon-woo. Kang Hyun-woo, who was nominated in the 2nd place in the 2nd round of the 2nd round for the catcher’s biggest catcher in the 2020 rookie draft, returned to the team after completing military service last year and showed growth through finishing camp, spring camp, and demonstration games.
From the time he was nominated, he was evaluated for his excellent throw to second base, and he raised expectations by catching a stolen base with a good throw in this exhibition game.
On the 23rd, he caught Park Hae-min twice in the LG Twins match, Shin Min-jae and Song Chan-eui once, and stopped base stealing 4 times. Park Hae-min has been crowned the stealing king four times, and Shin Min-jae is the team’s first runner-up agent. Oh Ji-hwan is also good enough to steal 20 bases last year. It can only be said that it is great to catch a runner with an accurate throw against fast runners.
However, in the match against SSG Landers on the 26th, he allowed three times without catching a stolen base. One of those was a double steal.
In the top of the 3rd inning, Choi Ji-hoon, with 2 out and 1st base, allowed Oh Tae-gon to second base at bat. On the ball count of 1S, when Benjamin threw a breaking ball on the second pitch, Tae-gon Oh jumped and Hyeon-woo Kang threw quickly, but safely. He gave up a double steal in the top of the 4th inning. When Kim Seong-hyun was at bat with 1st and 2nd base, second base runner Heredia and first base runner Choi Jeong ran at the timing of the 5th pitch in 2B2S. However, the ball thrown by Benjamin became one-bound, and Kang Hyeon-woo had to block instead of preparing to throw the ball. Runners stand and settle.
SSG also stole the base in the top of the 6th inning. In 2 out 1 first base runner Choi Sang-min stole the base. Kim Min tried to keep him in check, but he ran at the timing of the low breaking ball, and the ball came to shortstop Kim Sang-soo’s chest, but it was safe.
In the 4th inning, I couldn’t throw the double steal due to blocking, and in the 3rd and 6th inning, I threw quickly, and it was delivered accurately to the defender, but the runners arrived faster. No matter how quickly and accurately the catcher throws, it is not easy to stop stealing if the pitcher loses the timing. When a pitcher who is not fast in quick motion throws, he often jumps at the timing of the breaking ball. This day was like that.
Kang Hyun-woo’s stealing rate in this demonstration game is 62.5% with 5 interceptions and 3 allowed.