So-Jun Sohn (22) of KT Wiz made up his mind to consistently achieve good results.
On the 7th (Korean time), Joon Sohn pitched his second bullpen at the spring camp held at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Joon Sohn said, “I tried to increase the intensity a little today because I had a good balance during my first bullpen pitching,” adding, “I am not very satisfied because the center of gravity shifts faster than I thought. Still, it is still the second bullpen pitching, so I want to put meaning in having no problems with my physical condition,” he said, expressing his feelings after completing bullpen pitching.
Joon Sohn, who will be participating in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) team in March, said, “We are preparing faster than usual for the WBC. Still, last year and the year before last, the weather was cold because I trained in Korea, but this year, I trained in a warm place and raised my pace quickly. It seems that there is no burden,” he said. “It’s the first time I’m going to the adult national team. I think I am excited to be able to gain valuable experience to compete with world-class players,” he said, looking forward to the WBC.
Many international competitions are held this year. Starting with the WBC, the Hangzhou Asian Games will be held in September and the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) will be held in November. There is a possibility that Joon Sohn will represent the national team in all of these competitions. A season schedule that can be a bit burdensome. To prepare for this, Joon Sohn flew to Miami, USA with Ko Young-pyo (KT) and Won Tae-in (Samsung) in January and stayed at the house of Audrey Samer Despine, who played for KT, to prepare for the season.
So Joon So-jun said, “First of all, I went to warm Mamie to practice to throw the ball faster. There, he asked a trainer to make him throw with untiring stamina for a year. Although the season hasn’t started yet, he has tried to prepare more diligently than in previous seasons. Being on the national team a lot means that the season was successful. The national team focuses on being able to play the season well without being too conscious,” he stressed the importance of having a healthy season.
When asked if there was any change in this spring camp, So Joon So-jun said, “I had a meeting with the data team yesterday, and the results of the day when the cutter worked well were really good. So I want to refine the cutter’s commands a bit more. And in the last postseason, I used the curve well and produced good results, and in that respect, I am paying attention to this camp to make the curve a pitch that can strike out.”
So Joon So-jun, who rarely throws four-seams, said, “Last year, I only threw 7 four-seams. Since I throw about 70% of fastball type pitches, hitters hit the fastball timing and come in. However, since the four-seam enters cleanly, I think it is easy for hitters to hit the right hit,” he said. So you can use the cutter like other players use it for high fastballs. You can see him playing a four-seam role,” he explained. 온라인카지노
Joon Sohn, who won the rookie award in 2020 with an average ERA of 3.86 with 13 wins and 6 losses in 26 games (133 innings), had a rather disappointing result with 7 wins and 7 losses with an ERA of 4.16 in 2021 in 24 games (119 innings). He regretted not being able to compete in the national team for the Tokyo Olympics.
However, last season, he managed to rebound by recording 13 wins and 6 losses with an ERA of 3.05 in 27 games (171⅓ innings). Joon Sohn said, “I think he has a little fatigue left in his arms because he threw a lot of innings last year. I think we have to work through those parts well over the course of the season. I did well in 2020 and was a little sluggish in 2021, but again last year I did well. This time, my biggest goal is to get good results for two consecutive years.”
Joon Sohn said, “I want to become a pitcher who leads a lot of innings.” If a batted ball is in play, a batted ball that misses can also be a hit. You need to be a pitcher who can strike out at key moments. Only then can you step up and become a pitcher. I want to catch at least one strikeout per inning,” he said of his goal.