KT ranks first in pitch clock compliance Director Lee Kang-cheol: “If the tempo is slow, everyone gets tired.”

Number of violations, ⅓ of Lotte “If you throw the ball late, it gives the batters time to think.”

Interview with KT Wiz director Kang-cheol Lee

Professional baseball KT Wiz is the team that follows the pitch clock the best among the 10 teams.

According to data recently released by the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), KT ranked first in the fewest violations, with the average number of pitch clock violations per game by pitchers as of the 5th being only 3.38.

It is about ⅓ of the lowest ranked Lotte Giants (10.59 times). It is much less than the second place in this category, LG Twins (4.30 times). 카지노사이트

In fact, KT did not conduct any separate training related to the pitch clock ahead of the opening of this season.

In fact, KT coach Lee Kang-cheol was concerned about players getting injured and ordered them to pitch their own pitches regardless of the pitch clock during spring camp.

Coach Lee Kang-cheol’s philosophy is behind KT’s ranking first in pitch clock compliance this season.

Manager Lee met with reporters at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 7th and said, “Personally, I don’t see pitchers dragging their pitches. If the pitchers’ pitching tempo is slow, fielding time becomes longer and all fielders are exhausted, which has a negative impact.” said.

He continued, “(After taking office as KT manager), I ordered the players to pitch quickly, and now most of the pitchers seem to have adapted.”

Manager Lee Kang-cheol also said that if pitchers follow the pitch clock, the game against batters can be more advantageous.

Coach Lee said, “If a pitcher throws the ball late, it gives batters time to think. Most of the best pitchers in the league, such as Ryu Hyun-jin (Hanwha Eagles), Kim Gwang-hyun (SSG Landers), and Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA Tigers), have very fast pitching tempos.” He explained.

A pitch clock is a rule that places a time limit on the pitching or hitting preparation process to reduce game time.

A pitcher must throw the ball within 23 seconds when there are runners on base and within 18 seconds when there are no runners on base.

The batter must be ready to hit when the 8 second clock appears, and when the pitch clock is officially in operation, the pitcher who violates the pitch clock will be judged a ball and the batter will be judged a strike.

Initially, the KBO attempted to officially introduce a pitch clock this season, but some clubs opposed it due to the risk of injury to players, so it is being used on a trial basis this season.

Coach Lee Kang-cheol, however, did not say anything about the official introduction of the pitch clock next season.

Coach Lee said, “Sometimes when you throw the ball, there is a time when you need to take a break,” and “If you miss that timing and keep throwing too fast, you may get injured.” 안전 슬롯사이트

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