‘Change Up!’ Jinwook Kim, is this year different? The hope we sang in front of Seong Min-kyu

6.43 ERA in the first two years as a pro. Kim Jin-wook (Lotte Giants) showed off his presence as a top prospect after a long time, leaving behind the disappointment of the past.

On the 13th, Jin-wook Kim started the 2022-2023 season against Tuarata in Auckland in the Australian Professional Baseball (ABL) and made a good pitch with 5 scoreless innings.

He had 2 hits and 3 walks and even had 2 balks, but held on without allowing a run. His management skills in overcoming crises stood out.

2022 was a year of hardship for Kim Jin-wook. The first year of his debut did not live up to expectations, but after attending the Tokyo Olympics, he somewhat consolidated his position as a bullpen chaser.

On the other hand, last year, he was appointed as the 5th starter from the beginning of the season, but he could not escape his anxiety. He showed an impressive performance in 3 or 4 games, but it was difficult to fill 3 innings in the remaining games. After all, from August, he mainly stayed in the second team and concentrated on improving his pitching form.

Geelong Korea this winter was also a challenge for 온라인바카라 Kim Jin-wook. Kim Jin-wook moved to Australia on December 9 after the harsh finishing camp. He did not rush to the mound, but slowly built up his body and perfected his pitching form.

The previous two games were disappointing. On December 30, against the Sydney Blue Sox, he made his first appearance, but suffered an Australian League breakout in which he gave up 8 runs in 2 innings. He gave up 3 runs in 5 innings against the Perth Heat in the 7th. He has some uneasiness, such as allowing home runs in two consecutive games, but it was a different attempt than before, focusing on control and breaking balls rather than fastball restraint.

The match against Auckland that day was watched directly by Seong Min-gyu, who visited Australia. Kim Jin-wook went through a crisis with a walk and a hit in the 2nd inning, a run with 2nd and 3rd base with a balk, and a hit and a balk with 1 out and 2nd base in the 3rd inning, but he cut off the follow-up hit well without conceding any runs. In the 5th inning, it was 1st and 2nd base with 2 walks, but it was treated as a double out and came down the mound.

On this day, Geelong Korea faced counterattack from the 6th inning and lost 7-8. However, Kim Jin-wook fulfilled his mission by making his first scoreless pitch in the Australian league.

In particular, it was impressive to see him actively use his changeup, which he did not usually throw well. Since his pro career, Kim Jin-wook has mainly used fastballs, sliders, and curveballs. In particular, he preferred a fastball of up to 150 km as the deciding ball. However, in this game, he was actively using more diverse breaking balls.

Eui-ri Lee (KIA Tigers), who was his same-age rival, has been active as a starter for two consecutive seasons, and last year he even reached the top of 10 wins. In 2023, will Kim Jin-wook be able to show a different look from before?

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