Kim Taek-yeon (18) of Incheon High School talked about the passionate interest of Doosan Bears fans.
On the 7th, Kim Taek-yeon made a relief mound in the match against Gyeonggi Commercial High School in the round of 16 of the ’57th Presidential Cup National High School Baseball Championship’ held at Mokdong Stadium in Seoul, and made a perfect pitch with 4 strikeouts and no runs in 2 innings. Thanks to Kim Taek-yeon’s good fight, Incheon High School won by 7-0.
At the end of the 6th inning, when Incheon High School was leading 4-0, Kim Taek-yeon, who made a relief mound on 1st and 2nd base, showed off his strength by striking out Jae-won Lim, Hee-jae Jeong, and Kun-hee Gong. In the 7th inning, Park Si-hyun and Lee Seo-joon were caught with fly balls, and Shin Seung-min struck out to end the game with a three-way strike.
Kim Taek-yeon, who prevented an important crisis situation, said, “Now I am enjoying it because I always appear in a crisis situation. He’s trying out as a starter and as a bullpen pitcher. He learned the ability to manage the game when he started, and when he threw short as a finisher like today, he seems to have gained the ability to prevent crises while showing how to make use of my strengths.”
Kim Taek-yeon recorded the highest speed of 149 km per hour that day. Regarding this, “Our speed gun came out 150km. 149 km and 150 km are different,” said Kim Taek-yeon, who laughed and said, “I don’t care too much about speed. It’s about checking after the game is over. However, in the last climb, 146km was achieved, and I think it is positive that the speed increased while improving the physical condition. In the next appearance, I will prepare well to increase my speed.” 먹튀검증
Kim Taek-yeon, who said, “The type of pitch I am most confident in is the fastball,” and said, “I don’t pay much attention to restraint on days when I have a good pitch. During the game, I care more about the quality of the ball than speed.” He continued, “For breaking balls, I throw a lot of sliders, and the curve is also a big part. The changeup and splitter are still in practice.”
Kim Taek-yeon, who recorded 1.24 ERA in 11 games (50⅔ innings) this year, gave up only 6 walks in 50⅔ innings. He only has one ball that fits. His walks per 9 innings are just 1.07.
Kim Taek-yeon, who shows perfect control, said, “I am confident in my ball, so even if it is just hit, I am playing right away. If you’re lucky, you can catch an outcount with one ball. He thinks that walks are runners who don’t have to let them out, so he tries to win right away,” he explained the secret to suppressing walks.
As Jang Hyun-seok (Masan Yongmago), who was considered the biggest player in the 2024 rookie draft, announced that he would go overseas, a big change occurred in the draft game. The prospect that Hanwha will nominate Hwang Jun-seo (Jang Chung-go), the best left-hander, in the first place, and Doosan, Kim Taek-yeon, in the second place, is dominant.
As the possibility of nomination for Doosan grows, Doosan fans’ interest in Kim Taek-yeon is also growing. Kim Taek-yeon laughed, saying, “I feel that kind of heat through the article.” “All my friends say that they will go to Doosan. Originally, he didn’t get this much attention, but he doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with getting attention as a player. He is naturally in a good mood. However, as much as he is in the spotlight like this, he has to prove himself with that level of skill. So he is practicing steadily every day. He will try to maintain good condition until the end of the season.”