he talent of the first overall rookie was ‘real’. Hanwha pitcher Kim Seo-hyun (19) recorded the first hold in an official game with a 156km two-seam fastball. He started to unleash his infinite potential from the demonstration game. 

Kim Seo-hyun took the mound as the 4th pitcher in the 7th inning, leading 5-2 in the demonstration game against Daejeon Kiwoom on the 18th. On the 14th, his first appearance, against Daejeon KIA, he blocked 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, and no runs, but it was completely different from the appearance he had struggled with. 

Unlike his first appearance, when he was 3-5 behind by 2 points, this day was a kind of ‘winner’ test with a 3-point lead. Kim Seo-hyun, who caught two outs lightly by striking out Lim Ji-yeol and Kim Kun-hee on consecutive swings, caught Lee Seung-won with a ground ball from third base and took the first hold of the official game with a three-way strikeout. 

16 total pitches, 10 strikes and 6 balls. He threw 13 two-seam fastballs and three curveballs. All of his fastballs were classified as two-seam, not four-seam. The maximum speed is 156 km, and the average is 154 km. The tip of the ball wriggling and sinking slightly near the zone made it difficult for Kiwoom hitters to contact him. The angle of the arm is close to the sidearm, so it seemed especially difficult for right-handed hitters. 

On this day, Seohyun Kim threw 16 balls and took away 7 misses. Five of those swings were two-seam. Lim Ji-yeol’s bat was spinning in the ball count 2B-2S when the two-seam bent toward the body, and Kim Kun-hee also had a bat on a two-seam that was laid low on the body for 1 or 2 consecutive pitches, but failed to hit the ball. In the end, he struck out on the outside curve on the 4th pitch with a miss. 

Lee Seung-won also made two unsuccessful swings at Kim Seo-hyun’s two-seam. He picked out 3 balls, made a foul cut, and had a full count game up to 7 pitches, but the ball that was eaten by the two seams came out and the 3rd base ball was out. Even this was the only blow that made contact with Kim Seo-hyun’s ball that day. 

After the game, Kim Seo-hyun said, “Last time, I only threw four-seam, but today I caught two-seam and threw it. Originally, he did not intend to throw two-seams, but when he practiced pitching in the bullpen, he said, “I think two-seams will be better than fastballs today,” and threw mainly two-seams. So it seems that a lot of swings by hitters came out,” he explained. 스포츠토토

Catcher Park Sang-eon, who received the ball from Kim Seo-hyun, also continued to sign his two-seam because his two-seam was so good. Regarding the tip of the two-seam ball wriggling and bending or sinking, Kim Seo-hyun said, “It was not intentional. The ball I dropped in the two strikes was deliberately bent, but Sang-eon hyung said, ‘It bends naturally, so I don’t think it’s necessary.’ I will try to do it more naturally in the next game.” 

Kim Seo-hyun, who made people exclaim by throwing fastballs with a maximum speed of 158km and an average of 154km in the first appearance. In the second appearance, he once again surprised everyone with his 156km squirming two-seam. I wonder what the crazy talent that came to Hanwha will show next. 

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