NC Dinos is a restaurant for young fireballers.
Good pitchers continue to grow and fill the first-team roster. This is the secret to cruising to a surprising 3rd place, beating out leader LG and ranking first in the team’s ERA (3.64).
There are many pitchers from the late 90s to early 2000s on the first team mound, including Song Myung-ki (23), Shin Min-hyuk (24), Ha Jun-young (24), Kim Young-gyu (23), Kim Si-hoon (24), Lee Jun-ho (23), and Kim Tae-hyun (25). Left-handed ace Koo Chang-mo (26) and bullpen ace Ryu Jin-wook (27) are also young players. There is also right-hander Kim Jin-ho (25), who has grown rapidly and emerged as a sure-to-win team early this year. Rehabilitation after elbow ligament joint surgery.
Another candidate for finishing the fastball has appeared.
This is Han Jae-seung (22), a three-year right-handed fireballer. A fastball pitcher who graduated from Incheon High School and joined NC with the 36th pick in the 2nd 4th round in 2021. Han Jae-seung, who had already reached 149 km during his time at Incheon High School, increased his maximum speed to 151 km by bulking up through consistent weight training to the extent that he was called ‘Changwo Ma Dong-seok’ after joining the pros. Even at a glance, the heavy rising fastball that comes out of his taller body is powerful. In addition, it is equipped with a slider and forkball that bend quickly with cutter properties.
Jaeseung Han, who was called up during the expanded entry earlier this month, is cruising along in impressive form.
On the 23rd, he took the mound in the top of the 9th inning when he was down 1-3 against Doosan in Changwon, and finished the inning with a perfect pitch after just 13 pitches.
After catching Kim Jae-ho with a 146km fastball, he struck out two Doosan main hitters, including Rojas Yang Eui-ji, with consecutive missed swings. The bats of the two batters with fast swing speeds were pushed back by a long time on a heavy ball approaching 150 km.
Amid impressive pitching, they were upgraded to a sure-win group in the match against Doosan in Changwon the next day, on the 24th.
With the score tied at 2-2, with two outs in the top of the fifth inning, starter Shin Min-hyuk was hit by Rojas, and Han Jae-seung came up in front of Yang Eui-ji’s plate. Yang Eui-ji, who had struck out the previous day with a fast ball, hit the shortstop with a slider after just 3 pitches. A thrilling moment when he overpowered the league’s best hitter, who had been eating together for two days in a row.
In the top of the 6th inning, he threw a slider to leadoff hitter Kim Jae-hwan and lost a throw, allowing a come-from-behind solo shot.
But he didn’t waver. Yang Seok-hwan토토사이트, Kang Seung-ho, and Jang Seung-hyun, all three follow-up batters, boldly allowed a home run, and with a slider winning shot, he induced a fly ball, strikeout, and ground ball.
Allowed 2 runs in 6 innings in 5 games after being called up. While striking out 6, which is 1 per inning, he walks only 1 and has a ball-to-strength ratio of 6.00. That’s how courageously he is throwing his ball on the first team stage. Although he gave up 2 runs with 2 solo home runs, he is a desirable rookie who prefers to take the lead rather than walk. The hitting percentage is 0.143 and the on-base percentage allowed per inning (WHIP) is only 0.67.
With this kind of spirited pace, there is a high possibility that he will be on the mound at increasingly important moments. Even performing on the fall stage is not a dream.
Rediscovery of Jaeseung Han. He is one of the future NC closer candidates.