“The team wins when I save, so I want to set more records in the future.”
KT Wiz Kim Jae-yoon (33) is the first pitcher to write history for the club. Coach Lee Kang-cheol’s faith in him remains unchanged this season. In particular, his heavy pitching is the basis for director Lee to trust him more. The powerful fastball adds to its power along with the slider and forkball.
According to Sports 2I, an official KBO record statistics company, Kim Jae-yoon’s fastball exceeds 2600 (2629.7) per minute this season as well. He has 3 saves in 6 games this season, an earned run average (ERA) of 0.00, and an on-base allowed per inning (WHIP) of 0.39, which is one of the secrets of his great success. Coach Lee said, “After the game, I looked back at the highlights. (Kim) Jae-yoon threw the ball properly as if he was stamping it and pressing it.”
On the 19th, against Suwon SSG Landers, he even won a save with one ball. KT, who was leading 5-0, hurriedly called Kim Jae-yoon in the beginning of the 9th inning when Park Young-hyun, 2 out, 2nd and 3rd base, allowed SSG Jeon Eui-san to hit 2 RBIs in a timely manner. Kim Jae-yoon added a save by catching Cho Hyung-woo from the 2nd and 1st base with a floating ball in right field. It worked for him to use the slider instead of the most powerful weapon, the fastball. Cho Hyung-wu, who came out as a pinch hitter in the SSG bench, aimed for the first ball, but could not fully put his power into the batted ball as if the timing of the hit was stolen by the 122km/h slider.
It was KT’s 140th victory, which Kim Jae-yoon protected. Kim Jae-yoon became the 10th player in the history of the KBO League to record 140 saves. Kim Jae-yoon is the first in the club and the only one who recorded 140 pure saves in a team based in Suwon. Kim Jae-yoon, who ranked 10th in personal career saves following legendary closers such as Oh Seung-hwan (Samsung Lions), Kim Yong-soo (LG Twins), and Koo Dae-seong (Hanwha Eagles), would be ninth, beating Jung Myung-won (Hyundai Unicorns, 142 saves) if he added three more. do. Coach Lee, who had his record in mind, did not forget after the game that day and said, “I sincerely congratulate Jae-yoon on his 140th save.”
Kim Jae-yoon is the strength to protect the KT bullpen,메이저놀이터 where many pitchers such as Joo Kwon and Kim Min-soo left due to injuries this season. After the game that day, he said, “I was able to raise his record thanks to my colleagues who made the save situation. Since there are many teammates who missed the entry due to injury, I am running with the mindset of ‘Let’s hold on well,’” he said. We also learn a lot from each other. Isn’t my team winning as many times as I record saves? It’s really good to see the records that are accumulating.”