“The times don’t want Anwoojin” but Park Chan-ho was attracted… 158km into the charm
“The times don’t want Ahn Woo-jin.”
‘Korean Express’ Park Chan-ho recently visited Kiwoom Spring Camp and said this. The public’s eyes on An Woo-jin (Kiwoom)’s non-selection of the WBC national team, and the thoughts of coach Lee Kang-cheol, the KBO Technical Committee, and the coaching staff were counted. Naturally, it was also an expression of opposition to Choo Shin-soo (SSG)’s defense of An Woo-jin.카지노사이트
What needs to be clearly pointed out here is that Park Chan-ho does not reject or dislike pitcher An Woo-jin per se. When Park Chan-ho visited the Kiwoom campsite, it became a hot topic that he spent more than an hour in a one-point lesson with Jang Jae-young, a promising fastball player. Turns out, on that day, Park Chan-ho encouraged Kiwoom pitchers who were pitching in the bullpen, including Ahn Woo-jin.
At that time, Park Chan-ho tapped An Woo-jin on the shoulder and gave him encouragement and advice. He also moved behind An Woo-jin, who was pitching in the bullpen, and took a video with his mobile phone. He took the video to Jaeyoung Jang in the same way and showed it to him and explained the problem.
However, Park Chan-ho did not give any other long explanation to An Woo-jin. Would Park Chan-ho have any advice for Ahn Woo-jin, who has emerged as the best pitcher in the KBO League? An Woo-jin threw a fastball in the late 150km range and even caught the command. Ahn Woo-jin puts his fastball, slider, curveball, and changeup where he wants, and is an ace who can overwhelm with power or induce a hit.
As it turns out, Park Chan-ho also walked a similar path to Ahn Woo-jin. When he pioneered Korean major league history with the Los Angeles Dodgers, he was a fastball pitcher, but there were some ups and downs in command. Even in his heyday, it felt like he was intimidating with his powerful pitch rather than sophisticated taste. Even at the time, his fastball velocity wasn’t top-notch, but his overall pitch was second to none.
Maybe Ahn Woo-jin is a pitcher who has the potential to become bigger than Park Chan-ho. Just because of his past history, it is difficult to advance the timing of his FA qualification, and he also has to serve in the military. Therefore, there are limits to attracting interest from major league clubs. However, there is no way that the scouts who showed up at the Kiwoom spring camp to check Lee Jung-hoo didn’t know An Woo-jin.
The WBC national team was called. Ahn Woo-jin quietly prepares for the 2023 season at Kiwoom Camp. What he can do is to show the power of last year this season as well. And he just needs to be evaluated by the world. “My goal this season is to throw the pitch I want, where I want it,” he said at the campsite.
Kiwoom’s goal this season is to win the Korean Series. An Woo-jin’s power was absolutely necessary. For Kiwoom, it is rather an advantage that Ahn Woo-jin was not selected for the WBC, where he had to put a lot of effort into early March. Moreover, Ahn Woo-jin received the pleasant gift of Park Chan-ho’s encouragement.